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Bangla Noboborsho Udjapon Porishod presents
Celebration of Bengali New Year
Friday 14 April
In a nutshell
Traditional and extremely colourful celebration of Bengali New Year through music, spoken word, dance and rituals.
A prominent Bengali community activist of East End, Syeda Sultana Sikha, started to celebrate this traditional and colourful festival on the actual day of Bengali New Year, with a group of progressive friends since 2006. This festival is returning to East London for the 12th time, and is marking the era with a special celebration through colourful rituals, dazzling dance, traditional Bangla music and foods. It features prominent musicians, singers, dancers and poets of the community and will be curated by the director of Saudha T M Ahmed Kaysher.
What to Expect
Live music, poetry, dance and traditional rituals to welcome the new year.
The event will feature the Tagorian interpretation of Bengali new year by a prominent Tagore singer Dr Imtiaz Ahmed and Anusua Paul. Other prominent singers including the child prodigies Tanisha Chowdhury and Anvita Gupta will welcome Bengali new year through traditional music. Folk dancer Sohel Ahmed will lead the glimpse of colourful folk dance of Bengal and many more.
Bangla Noboborsho Udjapon Porishod is one of the unique organisations in Tower Hamlets, working mainly with groups of local women to promote powerful Bengali culture and rituals in world-stage.
RadhaRaman Society is purely a community art organisation that promotes the grandeur of Bengali colourful folk music and dance as serious art forms for young Bengali diaspora around the world as well as the audience from diverse cultural background in the West through collaboration with other form of folk music and dances e.g. jazz, Irish dance etc.
What people are saying
‘An extra-ordinary colourful event of world music and unique rituals’ - Sudipta Chowdhury, Prothom Alo
‘Full of Mundane Pleasure’ - T M Ahmed Kaysher, Asian Echo
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 10+
This is part of our Easter Weekend Family Festival.
This event is wheelchair accessible.