Durga Puja 2018
October 19 - 21
Brewer Island Elementary School
1151 Polynesia Dr, Foster City, CA 94404
5:00 pm Onwards
Stand-up Comedy Show
Group Song (Adult)
Kids Fashion Show
6:00 pm Onwards
Classical Program: Santoor
Accompanying in Tabla:
Kids Inauguration Song
Madhubanti Bagchi is the famous singer from the hit song “Egiye De” from the movie Shudhu Tomari Jonyo. She also has worked as playback singer in numerous movies like “Ami aar Amar Girlfriends”, “Shesh Bole Kicchu Nei”, “Cross Connection 2”, hit movies like “Prem ki Bujhini”, “Shikari”, “Kelor Kirti” , “Gangster” etc. She is doing shows all over the state. Her unique husky voice makes her stand out from the crowd and her immense control over her musical knowledge not just makes her songs a treat to the ears of the audience, but it also stays with people long after the song is over.
Dipayan Banerjee took taalim from Smt.Subhamita Banerjee and Shri Aniruddha Bhattacharya, a guru of the renowned ITC Sangeet Research Academy. He had the good fortune of singing as a supporting vocalist for HARIHARAN JI in one of his albums and actively doing stage shows all across the nation and abroad.
Kunal Gunjal is a young and promising Santoor artiste of the young generation.Kunal is the youngest disciple of Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. Besides having performed with Pt. Shivkumar Sharma on stage, Kunal has performed in various prestigious music festivals and conferences like National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Festival, World Music Festival in Chicago, Festival organized by MUSIC TODAY to name a few. He has many accolades to his honor including the Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Yuva Kalakar Puraskar and was also awarded at Vedic Heritage (NY, USA) by Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj. Kunal is also a recipient of the National Scholarship, awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and the Sawai Gandharva Scholarship. Kunal’s outstanding mastery over melody and rhythm has helped him leverage the uniqueness which the Santoor can offer to create a unique experience for eclectic audiences. Effortlessly and deftly, Kunal draws out a wide range of emotions from the 100 strings of the Santoor ranging from the introspective to the resounding. Kunal released an album in May 2018 which features Santoor with Western Film Score Music, first time ever, called “Nature of All Things”.
See website for more details: www.natureofallthings.com
Kunal is also an affiliated member of the Recording Academy which organizes the Grammy Awards.
Vikas Yendluri is a tabla artist hailing from the Punjab gharana. He has been a disciple of Sri Arshad Syed since the age of 5, and has also been studying with Ustad Zakir Hussain. Vikas has accompanied some of the most illustrious masters of Hindustani music, including Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Rajeev Taranath, and Pandit Partha Chatterjee. He is an alumni of Stanford University and is based in the Bay Area.