Tabla player Shen Flindell's personal blog, featuring news of his travels and experiences, plus other interesting snippets.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Brisbane Bengali Durga Puja
Tonight I had the honour of taking part in the Bengali Society of Queensland (BSQ) Durga Puja Cultural Night. My Guru-ji of tabla is Bengali and so I have very warm feelings for that distinctive Bengali atmosphere. As well as musical and dance presentations, some children recited Bengali poetry. They were really cute, but unfortunately I couldn't get any good photos of them. Here are some photos that did come out:
The altar for Durga Puja L to R: Ganesha's wife (a banana tree dressed in a sari), Ganesh-ji, Lakshmi, Durga, Saraswati, Karthik
Durga-maa These statues were imported from India especially for the event. Must have cost a fortune!
Bengali boy playing violin - what tune? "Tijuana Taxi"
Two more Bharat Natyam students of Brisbane teacher Chitra Yogi.