When fall is in the air Sarodotsav cannot be far behind. The Prabashi Durga Puja Organizing Committee is delighted to announce Durga Puja Celebrations for 2018 to the Greater Portland Bengali community.
It's the biggest festival of our community with maximum participation from the community consisting of Bengalis and non Bengali's alike.Its a 2 day cultural program.
Renowned Indian artists perform every year (which is the highlight of the event).
This year we have 2 Indian artists performing. 1000 guests attend the event over the span of 2 days.
Here are the pictures from this year's pujo
Date & Venue:
Pujo Date: Friday October 12th - Saturday Oct 13th
Pujo Venue: NW Event Center : 2900 NE Century Blvd #100, Hillsboro, OR 97124
This year we are happy to be bringing two different events . Lets get ready to immerse into music and tap your foot to the masti.
Friday 12th October 2018 : Arko & the Fiddlers to make us tap to his beats
Fiddler's Green talks about folklore's of the world through sounds of the south Asian sub-continent, sonically connecting them with the humane stories of the shires in middle earth, running through the deserts of West Africa,merging with the streets of Havana and Puerto Rico or the wild trekking trails of Nepal or the Appalachian mountains.
Pan Asian folk forms like Bhatiyalu, Baul, Fakiri, Bhadu,Tushu,Bihu,Goalpariza,Murshidi,Nepali etc etc freely mixed with Celtic traditional tunes , blue grass standards,Jewish folk afro-cuban guaguancos and rumbas or manuche melodies from France.. in an acoustic unplugged sound of the mandolin, nylon string guitar,ukuleles kazoo, tenor guitar and world percussions.
On Saregama stage
Unplugged with Shantanu Moitra
Saturday 13th October 2018 : Shovon Ganguly to rock the Saturday evening
ORIGINAL RECORDING ARTIST, SHOVON GANGULY WINS "BEST VOCALIST OF THE YEAR" AT RADIO MIRCHI AWARDS HELD AT NAZRUL MANCH ON MARCH 7, 2018. Shovon is one of the most trained vocalists of present generation in India. Shovon’s extensive training in Hindustani Classical music under Guru, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborti, gives him a strong musical foundation and sets him apart from other young talents. Shovon is known for his mastery in Contemporary Bengali, Hindi music and Sufi music. Shovan has made a prominent place for himself in the music industry as a recording artist. He has done playback for many prominent Bengali movies, like “Arsinagar” by Oscar nominated director, Aparna Sen.
Shovon Ganguly Intro Teaser - Durga Pujo 2018
Playback - Arsinagar, a movie directed by Aparna Sen
Singing R. D. Burman hit song
On Zee Stage
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Divine celebration and pujo today.
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Thank you all for coming and celebrating our Pujo. It was really joyous to see so many of our patrons participate in various activities over 2 days. Without the support of you all, we could not have made it. Kudos to this strong community for making our pujo a success and setting the bar even higher for next year.