Bangamela 2012- Bengali cultural festival 2012 USA- Festival in DC


Are you ready to watch Bangamela 2012 in USA? If yes, you have to wait for on more month as this Bengali cultural festival will be held only by 13 July 2012. Meanwhile read this article about Bangamela 2012 to know more about its host, organizer, films, venue and timing, DHROOPAD, MABA, Bangamela website, Bangamela Facebook, registration fees and schedule, contact informations and many more!

Bangamela 2012, the Bengali cultural festival, will be held at Washington DC, USA from 13 July 2012- 15 July 2012. This is a 3 day cultural festival highlighting authentic Bengali food, seminars, Bengali films, exhibitions, North American Bengali Group Performances, dance, music, drama, recitations; one act play etc. Bangamela 2012 timing will be 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM. This event is organized by DHROOPAD. Have you heard about DHROOPAD? DHROOPAD formed in the year 2000, is a Bengali American Cultural organization of Washington DC Metro area. Bangamela 2012It was in the year 1999 that a few Bengalis from the Tri-state region formed the MABA in order to cater the cultural needs of Bengalis located in the mid America. MABA also known as MID AMERICA BENGALI ASSOCIATION today has gained the reputation of Bengali cultural forum in USA. Bangamela, the annual Bengali cultural festival is organized by MABA. I think it's better to mention here some details of the previous year Bangamela for your convenience.


  • 1st Bangamela, 1999- Louisville, Kentucky: Host - TreenaNeel of Kentucky
  • 2nd Bangamela, 2000- Clarksville, Tennessee: Host - MABA & Bengali Association of Greater Nashville
  • 3rd Bangamela, 2001- St. Louis, Missouri: Host – Punascha
  • 4th Bangamela, 2002- Kansas City, Missouri: Host - Sangam Midwest & The University of Missouri at Kansas City

  • 5th Bangamela, 2003- Nashville, Tennessee: Host- Bengali Association of Greater Nashville
  • 6th Bangamela 2004- Cincinnati Ohio: Host- Agrani of Cincinnati
  • 7th bnagamela 2005- Chicago Illinois: Host- Bengali Association of Greater Chicago
  • 8th bangamela 2006- Louisville Kentucky: Host- Treenaneel of Kentucky
  • 9th banagamela 2007- Memphis Tennessee: Host- Mid South Bengali Association
  • 10th Bangamela 2008- Columbus Ohio: Venue - Capital theatre, Columbus
  • 11th Bangamela 2009- Atlanta Georgia: Venue -The Gwinnett Performing Arts Center
  • 12th bangamela 2010- Nashville Tennessee: Venue -Sheraton Music City Hotel
  • 13th bangamela 2011- Nashville Tennessee: Venue- Nashville Airport Marriott

Bangamela 2012 venue


Ernst Community Cultural Center ,
8333 Little River Turnpike,
Annandale, VA 22003.

Bangamela 2012 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/162504423836640/

Bangamela 2012 website: www.bangamela2012.org

Bangamela 2012 films: Royal Bengal Rahasya, Gosai Baganer Bhoot, Moner Manush, Guerrilla, RUNAWAY ("Udhao"), Rokeya and Sakhawat Memorial School--One Hundred Years After, Duhsamayer Bandhu (A friend in need)

List of artists and celebrities performing at Bangamela 2012


Here is a list of celebrities and artists who will perform at the Bengali
  • cultural festival 2012 in USA
  • Bithi Chattopadhyay: Famous poet
  • Mohiuzzaman Chowdhury: Popular Rabindra Sangeet Singer from Bangladesh
  • Ferdous Ara: Famous Nazrul singer of Bangladesh

  • Goutam Ghose: Film director of modern India
  • Mallika Majumder: Television anchor and actress
  • Raya Bhattacharya: Television anchor and actress
  • Natasha Dasgupta: Recitation artist
  • Shimul Mustafa: Recitation artist
  • Oishyarya Basu: Recitation artist
  • Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan: Sitar maestro of Hindustani classical music
  • Pandit Debojyoti Bose: Multifaceted Sarod Maestro
  • Ustad Azizul Islam: Famous classical flutist
  • Shubamita Banerjee:Singer
  • Saheb Chatterjee: Actor and singer
  • Rezwana Choudhury Bannya: Singer
  • Adity Mohsin: Singer
  • Mohiuzzaman Chowdhury: Singer
  • Santanu Roy Choudhury: Singer
  • Debangana Sarkar: Singer
  • Shahiduzzaman Selim: Actor
  • Rosey Siddique: Actress


For details regarding schedule, registration fees and Bangamela 2012 hotel, candidates are requested to check Bangamela 2012 official site.

Contact Bangamela 2012


If you have any doubts regarding Bangamela 2012, you are free to contact the following persons:
  • Kolkata:
    Amitava Banerjee
    Email :amitava_banerjee@aakaash-bangla.com
    Phone: 09830335962
    Rajshkhar Roychoudhury
    Email: frontway@frontway.in
    Phone: 91 33 22416850 / 22571243 / 32014952
  • Dhaka:
    Kazi Shameem Mehede
    X ENTERTAINMENT,
    House # 102/1, Road # 2, Block # A, 5th Floor, Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212 ,
    Email : shameemmehede@gmail.com
    Cell: +(88) 01712 539616, 01919 539616
    Office: (88) 02 9137556- 8126535-8(Ext: 255)
    Fax: (88) 02 8121270
  • USA
    • General information: dhroopad@dhroopad.org
    • Attendee Registration :registrations@dhroopad.org
    • Sponsorship Opportunities: sponsors@dhroopad.org
    • Vendor Registration : VendorReg@dhroopad.org
    • Advertising in the Souvenir: souvenir@dhroopad.org
    • Phone:202-352-6213 / 703-403-1275


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