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 2018

WMBCA members along with members of Bangladeshi community celebrated Bengali New Year on May 5th, 2018 showcasing the cultural heritage of India & Bangladesh, through music, dance, drama and other forms of Art. On the special occassion of 10th Poila Baisakh celebration, Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, an exponent of Rabindra Sangeet - from Bangladesh, had brightened the event with her golden voice.


DURGOTSAV 2017

WMBCA members celebrated their annual festival Durgotsav 2017 on October 7th, 2017 and on October 8th, 2017 at Comstock Park High School.. 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. 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 made the evening unforgettable with their musical show.

Upcoming Event


Durgotsav 2018


 

Western Michigan Bengali Cultural Association (WMBCA) proudly presents "Durgotsav 2018" on October 20th, 2018 and October 21st, 2018 at Comstock Park High School.


The event will feature a one of a kind cultural extravaganza “Music Beyond Boundaries”, showcasing classical, folk and Bollywood, dance and music of India.



The festival will be graced by Chris Afendoulis , the honorable Member of Michigan House of Representatives



This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program, administered by LowellArts



Please BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW to witness a very colorful cultural show in West Michigan and enjoy the gourmet food and lots of other festivities!


Guest Artists


Madhura Sane - From USA - A professional and renowned Kathak exponent, choreographer and actor. Madhura will mesmerize you with her Kathak classical and fusion presentations.


Shamit Tyagi - From India - Back in Grand Rapids by popular demand, Shamit Tyagi of "Fame Gurukul" and "Dus ke Dus Le Gaye Dil" from Sony TV fame will enthrall you with semi-classical, folk and superhit Bollywood songs.


Event Schedule

20th October 2018 (Saturday)

Puja:

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch:

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local Program:

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Madhura's Kathak:

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Aarati, Sondhi Pujo, Bisarsjan:

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dinner:

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

21st October 2018 (Sunday)

Indian Musical Night:

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm



Date:

October 20, 2018 (Saturday)

and

October 21, 2018 (Sunday)


Venue:

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


Tickets (non-members):

Adult (12+)

Kids(4-12)

Full day(20th Oct):

$25

$20

Half Day (20th Oct-Morning- Lunch/Evening- Dinner):

$20

$16

Music Program (21st Oct):

$15

$12

Two days(20th & 21st Oct):

$30

$24

*Kids under 4 are free.


For more information and ticket booking please contact Smiti Majumdar at 616 250 5178, Anwesa Ghosh at 616 881 0536 and Rana Banerjee at 540 239 6712



Upcoming Events Date Venue
Kali Puja November 10, 2018 West Michigan Hindu Temple
Holiday Party December 15, 2018 TBD
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...