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4:30 pm

Saraswati Puja (Feb 9) Evening Program Details

The organizer reserves all rights to revise the schedule to accommodate program/performer requirements and unforeseen situations. Please check the schedule regularly for most recent updates.

Debangana Sarker

 

 

 

Debangana is a popular present generation Rabindrasangeet Singer.

 

She has three Rabindrasangeet solo albums from the esteemed banner HMV Saregama and four more from other banners.

She regularly performs in India and also across the United States of America. She has performed thrice in the revered Banga Sammelon (NABC) as a solo performer and Twice in Bangomela (2012 and 2014) as the only invited Rabindrasangeet Artiste.

 

She is a regular performer in Indian Television, in all popular Bengali Channels.

 

In addition to Tagore songs, she also sings songs from Atulprasad, Rajanikanta, folk songs from Lalan Fakir and also old Hindi/ Bengali songs from the golden era.

 

Some of her Songs

 

1. Hridoyer E kul O kul: http://youtu.be/DlU8szH7s5M

 

1. Na bujhe karey tumi: http://youtu.be/1mucnBwgMBY

 

2. De Porey De Amay Tora: http://youtu.be/2fqA8gsZDLM

 

3. Ke daake ami kobhhu firey nahi chai- https://youtu.be/brB02uxQjTo

 

Her Training in music

She started learning music at the age of nine at the leading school of Tagore music, Dakshinee, Kolkata. This ultimately helped her develop a wide vision of Rabindrasangeet and as a result of which she obtained an inspiration for a distinctive style.

 

The initial years of Debangana’s singing career started at the age of nine, under the guidance of eminent teachers at Dakshinee. She received extensive training from her Guru, Sri. Sudeb Guhathakurta (Current Principal of Dakshinee) and later from the maestro Sri. Rano Guhathakurta. She received advanced training from the exponent of Rabindrasangeet, Smt. Ritu Guha. She also received training in Indian classical music from Sri. Indraneil Majumdar.

 

Received the prestigious Dakshinee Puroshkar, given to young budding Rabindrasangeet Singers.

Currently, she is under the tutelage of famous Rabindrasangeet singer, Smt. Apala Basu Sen.

 

Her Performances/Presentations (In Chronological Order)

 

 2018: Performances in Columbus (Ohio), Virginia, Cleveland (Ohio)

 

 May 2017: Solo performance at the International Bookfair by Muktadhara Foundation, NY, Virginia and Cleveland (Ohio)

 

 June 2017: Solo performances at Maryland and Cleveland

 

 November 2016: Held a Rabindrasangeet Workshop at Washington DC area.

 

 April 2016: Was invited as a guest Artist in the popular morning show on Rupasi Bangla Channel, Aji E Probhate

 

 Feb 2016: Was invited as a guest Artist in the popular morning show on Zeal Sports and News Channel

 

 Nov 2015: Was invited as a guest Artist in the popular morning show on Rupasi Bangla Channel, Aji E Probhate

 

 May and June 2015: Solo performances in Pittsburgh (PA) and Sanskriti Summer Festival (Washington DC area)

 

 March 2015: Was invited as a guest Artist in the popular morning show Aaj Sokaler Amontroney, Tara Muzik Channel.

 

 Nov 2014: Was invited as a guest Artist in the popular morning show Aaj Sokaler

 

Amontroney, Tara Muzik Channel.

 July 2014: Was invited to perform as the only Rabindrasangeet Solo Artist in Bangamela

 June 2014: Solo Performance at Michigan- Invitation by Bichitra

 

 May 2014: Solo Performance at Ontario, Canada

 

 March 2014: Only Tagore singer in “Tomari Ragini” staged in the DC area

 

 March 2014: Solo performance at Pittsburg, PA

 

 Jan 2014: Solo Performance in South Florida (Saraswati Pujo)

 

 November 2013: Solo Performance in Washington DC area

 

 Durga Pujo 2013: Solo Performance at New York Kali Bari, NY

 

 2013: HMV Saregama released her second solo album “Praner Hillol”. This album has songs from the voice of the main protagonists in Tagore’s dance dramas and Operas

 

 2012: HMV SaReGaMa released her Debut album with them- “Apona Bhulia”. This album has 10 Tagore Songs from different Parjayas.

 

 2012: She performed in Bangomela 2012, as the only Rabindrasangeet Artiste from Kolkata.

 

 2011: Appeared as a guest artist in the esteemed show “Good Morning Kolkata” in Kolkata TV.

 

 2011- Performed in NABC 2011 (Bango Sammelon 2011), at Baltimore, as a solo performer.

 

 2010- Performed in NABC 2010 (Bango Sammelon 2010), at New Jersey, as a solo performer, as one of the only local/ domestic solo performers.

 

 2010: Appeared as a guest artist in the esteemed show “Aaj Sakaler Amontrone” in Tara Muzik.

 

 2007- Performed in NABC 2007, (Bango Sammelon 2007), at Detroit

 

 2007- performed in TV- Asia, USA, as a lead singer, in a program with Nandanik (A dance group from Pittsburg, PA)

 

 Performed twice in “Bangla Bhalobashi” (an US/ Bangladesh TV channel)

 

 

 2006: She gave a solo performance at Sanskriti (Washington DC) during Durga Puja.

 

 She was interviewed by the esteemed radio channel, Voice of America

 

 2004 – NABC 2004 (North American Bengali Conference – Bangosammelon). - She performed as Promoda, the main protagonist, in Tagore’s play Mayar Khela, enacted and sang for the same role.

 

 2001: She performed as Promoda, the main protagonist, in Tagore’s play Mayar Khela. She enacted and sang for the same role, in Sandip Ray’s movie, Mayar Khela.

 

 Her performance as Promoda, in Mayar Khela, was broadcast on National T.V. network (Tara). She also gave live performances of the same role at Delhi (Kamani auditorium), and Mumbai.

 She has been a lead performer in all the major programs of Dakshinee. This includes her performance at the golden jubilee (1998-1999) celebration of the Dakshinee and also the yearlong celebration of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth Anniversary (2011-2012).

 Debangana has extensively performed in many music shows all around Kolkata and also in other major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Patna, and Baroda.

Her Commercial CDs

1. “Kuhaker Deshey”- By Srinivas Music- A Collection of Tagore’s song from Bichitra Parjaya

2. “Megher Sangee”- By Srinivas Music- A Collection of Tagore’s songs on monsoon

3. “Premer Badal” by HMV Saregama- A Collection of Tagore’s Love songs

4. “Praner Hillol” by HMV Saregama- Songs from Tagore’s dance dramas

5. “Apona Bhulia” by HMV Saregama “Oi Robir Alo” by Ananyo Music- a collection of Tagore’s Puja and Prem Parjaya songs, to commemorate Tagore’s 150th Birth Anniversary

6. “Jokhon Brishti Namlo” by P&M Records- a collection of Tagore songs based on monsoon

7. GITABITAN LIVE 1, 2 – an anthology of Tagore’s Songs, lyrics, and notations.

Events Calendar

 

Upcoming events:

Holiday
 Party
When: December
7 (Saturday), 2019
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Where: St John Lutheran Church,
23225 Gill Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Saraswati Puja
When: February
1 (Saturday), 2020
Past events:

Sponsors

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Michigan Literary and 
Theatrical Society
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