The Bangamela 2012 committee invites you to the nation's capital for a unique three-day Bengali Cultural Festival involving the Bengali Diaspora from across the borders. The culture, the music, the drama, the food, the renowned names and the aspiring faces, the epiphany of the east, and the glamour of the west will be brought together in an effort to relive and enrich ourselves, to guide the toddling feet of our younger generations and introduce them to this heady, warm, Tagoresque landscape of Bengali culture.
Dates: Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, & Sunday the 15th of July 2012 Venue: Ernst Community Cultural Center
8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA
Festival highlights are:
Music, dance, drama, and recitation by eminent overseas performers
One Act Play competition
North American Bengali Group Performances
Exhibition, Trade fair
Authentic Bengali food
The host organization, DHROOPAD, strives to promote arts as the transcending power to break social, cultural, and religious barriers to build trust and to instigate compassion. Keeping with this spirit, it has selected a fitting theme for the event- - 'Break the Barriers'.