Washington: Popular playback singer Shreya Ghosal and sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan would perform at the annual convention of Bengalis in North America to be held in Houston next week, organizers announced.
Being organized by the Tagore Society of Houston, the annual North American Bengali Conference from July 10 is being attended by several hundred Bengali Americans from across the country.
"The conference will kick off with the business forum on July 9 and 10 highlighting the future of energy, Port of Houston and fracking to LNG," said Partha Sarathi Chatterjee, a key member of the host committee.
The three-day conference has enlisted eminent music director Debojyoti Mishra and dance director Tanushree Shankar for putting together the opening and closing ceremonies, coordinating dances, skits and songs by a big group of domestic performers.
"Banga Sammelan is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the big name performers ? Shreya Ghosal kicking off her US tour in Houston. Add to the list the sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons, and the musical group of RED of Sivamani and Suchi fame," he said.
Seminars with Krishna Bose, Sugato Bose, Swadesh Chatterjee and retired justice Shyamal Sen will discuss current topics and throw light on the past, present and future of India. Swami Ishatmanada, head monk of Vedanta Society of Chicago, will speak on Future of Humanity.
An exhibition of Tagore Paintings and Art of Bengal with Shuvaprasanna, Ganesh Pyne, Subroto Gangopadhyay, and others will also be showcased at the conference.
Techno India will share Bishwer Shera Bangali, CAB will also confer awards to distinguished Bengali personalities from all over the world.