08/24 Sangam Summer Fest 2024

The Association of Bengalis Kansas City Sangam invites you to celebrate “Sangam Summer Fest 2024” on Saturday, August 24th at Trailridge Middle School, 7500 Quivira Road, Shawnee, KS 66216 from 3 PM – 11 PM.
We are thrilled to present Rabindranath Tagore’s play “RAKTAKARABI”, directed by Dr. Animesh Dhar, in honor of its 100th anniversary.

Additionally, we will be graced by the melodious voice of Dipanwita Chakraborty from Kolkata, a disciple of Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty. Dipanwita will enchant us with a selection of beautiful Bengali and Hindi melodious songs.
Enjoy a delightful array of snacks and dinner following the performances.

Please join us for “Sangam Summer Fest 2024” and share in the festivities together! Tickets are available for purchase at www.abkcs.org and at the venue. Ticket includes Snacks and Dinner.

Kansas City Music Lovers Enchanted by Pandit Ronu Majumdar’s Mesmerizing Flute Concert

Kansas City Music Lovers Enchanted by Pandit Ronu Majumdar’s Mesmerizing Flute Concert

Kansas City, June 8th 2024 – The Kansas City music community, under the banner of the Association of Bengalis Kansas City Sangam, was honored to host the legendary flute maestro Pandit Ronu Majumdar. The highly anticipated concert took place at Goppert Theatre, Avila University, and was an unforgettable evening filled with divine melodies and soulful performances.

Panditji commenced the evening with a beautiful composition in Raga Saraswati, captivating the audience from the first note. Performing alongside him was his son, Hrishikesh, a role model for the younger generation pursuing Indian classical music. The concert also featured compositions in Ragas Khamaj and Kedar, showcasing the depth and versatility of Panditji’s musicianship. Accompanying them on the tabla was the immensely talented Subhajyoti Guha, whose rhythms perfectly complemented the enchanting flute.

Panditji imparted wisdom to the audience, saying, “It is not important how well or how fast you are playing. How sensibly you are playing makes you a great musician.”

The second half of the concert explored different genres of Indian music, including Rabindra sangeet, Bhatiyali, Kirtan, and folk. Panditji shared his rich musical journey, recalling his collaborations with the legendary Bollywood music composer and singer R. D. Burman. He dedicated a part of the concert to songs from their time together, with local percussion artist Siddharth Choudhury joining on Cajon and other percussion instruments.

The evening concluded with a Marathi devotional song, Abhang, leaving the audience in awe. Throughout the two-and-a-half-hour event, Panditji entertained and engaged the audience with stories behind many of his great compositions, created alongside various legendary music composers.

The audience was completely enchanted and remained glued to their seats until the very end, mesmerized by the ethereal music. This concert was an extraordinary experience that will be cherished by all who witnessed it in person.

06/08 – Pt. Ronu Majumdar Flute Concert at Avila University

Pt. Ronu Majumdar, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award recipient, a renowned Indian classical flautist known for his mastery of the bansuri, will perform in Goppert Theater, Avila University on SATURDAY, JUNE 8.
He has contributed significantly to the promotion and preservation of Indian classical music. He continues to inspire audiences around the world with his soulful renditions.
Subhajyoti Guha will accompany on Tabla and Hrishikesh Majumdar will be on Flute too
Please purchase tickets from www.abkcs.org Your support will be highly appreciated