Western Michigan Bengali Cultural Association
Celebrate the Culture of Bengal
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Welcome ~ স্বাগতম্ !


Western Michigan Bengali Cultural Association (WMBCA) is a non-profit organization formed by “Bengalis” (community from eastern India) who live in West Michigan. The organization aims to create awareness about the rich cultural heritage of India amongst the larger community, help integrate members of the South East Asian communities to the area by providing a local platform to celebrate Bengali festivals and events and get them to give back to the larger community by participating in charitable causes and volunteer activities.





POILA BOISAKH 2017

WMBCA members along with members of Bangladeshi community celebrated Bengali New Year on May 6th, 2017 showcasing the cultural heritage of India & Bangladesh, through music, dance, drama and other forms of Art


DURGOTSAV 2016

WMBCA members celebrated their annual festival Durgotsav 2016 on October 1st, 2016. More than 400 people attended the event to enjoy delicious Indian food followed by a Cultural extravaganza showcasing the “Indian Cultural Heritage” through traditional dances and music from different regions of India. Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa finalist Aritra Dasgupta and his co-singer Swagata made the evening unforgettable with their musical show.

Upcoming Event


Durgotsav 2017


 

Western Michigan Bengali Cultural Association (WMBCA) is organizing the biggest event of the year - "Durgotsav 2017" on October 7th, 2017 and October 8th, 2017 at Comstock Park High School.


This event is West Michigan's one of its kind cultural extravaganza showcasing the “Indian Cultural Heritage" through traditional and contemporary dances, music and other forms of Arts from different regions of India.



Please save the date to witness a very colorful cultural show in West Michigan and enjoy the gourmet food and lots of other festivities!


Guest Artists


Shovan, Somchanda & Live Band – will get your feet tapping to superhit Bollywood numbers. Shovan, the WINNER of the popular musical show “Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa” and a top finalist in “X-Factor” along with Somchanda, a popular playback singer in Tollywood industry - are all set to enthrall the audience with their classically trained golden voices.


Event Schedule

7th October 2017 (Saturday)

Puja:

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch:

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Movie:

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Local Program:

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Aarati, Sondhi Pujo, Bisarsjan:

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Sindur Khela:

6:30 – 7:00 pm

Dinner:

6:30 – 8:15 pm

8th October 2017 (Sunday)

Indian Musical Night:

4:00 – 6:00 pm



Date:

October 7, 2017 (Saturday)

and

October 8, 2017 (Sunday)


Venue:

Comstock Park High School
150 6 Mile Rd NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321


Tickets (non-members):

**Please note that the ticket prices for the Full Saturday includes free admission to Sunday's program. However, donations are welcome for Sunday's program. This donation will be contributed to a charity organization (TBD). Also a fraction of 'Only Musical night' ticket sales will be donated towards charity.**

For more information and ticket booking please contact Sinjan De at 269-978-0571

Please watch former president Kaushik Nag's interview on television: http://feellikeyoubelong.com/television-show-blog/2016/8/12/kaushik-nag Posted by 'BASABDUTTA' on 'August 15, 2016'
WMBCA recently participated in Fundraising for Flint water crisis. Posted by 'BASABDUTTA' on 'March 16, 2016'
Former WMBCA president, Mr. Kaushik Nag, has been appointed as a commissioner for Asian Pacific Affairs for the state of Michigan by Governor Rick Snyder. We congratulate him on his accomplishment. Posted by 'BASABDUTTA' on 'January 04, 2016'

WMBCA in the News


Mayor Heartwell inaugurating the "Poila Baisakh" event.


Wood TV highlighting the role of Bengalis educating the local community about their unique culture.



WMBCA takes its "Community Citizenship" role seriously. It is actively and regularly engaged in multiple community events in the West Michigan area such as Feeding the poor, Fundraising for victims of natural calamities, Fundraising for Flint water crisis, Marathon and Walks. Read more...