Welcome to Rhythm Cultural Association – we cordially invite you, your family and friends to the ever first Durga Puja organized by your very own Rhythm:
|WHAT||DURGA PUJA 2014|
|WHEN||OCTOBER 03, 2014 (5:00 PM TO MIDNIGHT), OCTOBER 04, 2014 (11:00 AM TO MIDNIGHT)|
|WHERE||TRAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL, IRVING, TX
DURGA PUJA GUEST ARTISTS
SAPTAK BHATTACHARJEE (KOLKATA)
Saptak was the finalist of two reality shows, Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Super Stars and NDTV Imagine Junoon Kuch Kar Dikhane Ka. Saptak’s original works with Kolkata’s famous music composers have earned him a distinct identity. A star in the making, Saptak has made a prominent mark in the hearts of people with his versatility, stage presence and vocal quality.
ANUP BARUA (BANGLADESH)
Anup Barua, one of the finest vocalists in Bangladesh, became a national champion in classical music and received the Gold Medal from the President of Bangladesh at the age of 14. Moreover, he was a three-time Gold Medal recipient in several music competitions ( ‘81,’82 & ’83) in the country. He later attended Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Delhi and Mumbai on a scholarship by the Government of India and earned the prestigious “Sangeet Visharad” degree.
Anup has been teaching classical music at Chhayanat since 1998 & worked as the head of the classical department at Chhayanaut and worked as the classical instructor at Bengal Foundation , Dhaka,Bangladesh since 2003. He also taught at Shilpakala Academy and worked as one of the audition judges as well as a trainer of the much hyped Closeup 1, 2005 (a nationwide musical talent search) organized by Unilever Bangladesh Ltd. and NTV. He is also an audition judge for Closeup 1, 2008. Besides teaching, Anup directed the music in Meher Nigar, a drama by Kazi Nazrul Islam, broadcasted by Ekushe TV, composed title music of Mastarda Surjosen, a weekly drama serial currently being broadcasted by ATN Bangla, and Shei Hashi, Shei Mukh, a drama broadcasted by BTV.
The versatile singer, Anup has performed in numerous music festivals such as Fete de la Musique 2007 at Alliance Francaise, Shoto Borsher Bangla Gan organized by Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (2008), Banga Sammelan 2008 in Toronto, Canada and so on. In addition, he was invited to perform in Japan (Nagano Matsuri, 1992), USA (FOBANA 2005), Beijing (by China World Music Association in 2007), and Paris (by the Government of France in 2007). His album of Nazrulgeeti Jago Kholo Go Ankhi, with Amit Bandopadhyay’s music direction is considered “one of the most impressive recent audio productions. Last year, an album comprising of modern songs of his, titled “Hridoy Nodi”, was released under the well renowned label, Laser Vision.
TARPIT TRISHA (BANGLADESH)
Trisha is one of the rising stars of Bangladesh and a “Channel-i Sera Kontho” artist in 2009. Trisha currently lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma and looks forward to entertaining you at the utmost level through her soothing melodious voice. She has performed in all over North America, including FOBANA (Atlanta) in 2013, and also co-performed with Andrew Kishore during “Pahela Baishakh” of 2014 in Oklahoma.
***Rhythm celebrated 10 year anniversary in 2012 in a very colorful way!***