Wednesday, June 27, 2007

TallShips Festival, Newport, RI

Dear Friends,

As some of you may already know, Newport, Rhode Island is hosting a Tall Ships Festival from June 27th through July 1st. The event brings some of the biggest and the most gorgeous ships from all around the globe and encourages a celebration of diversity by presenting music, songs and dance by various cultures, performing on multiple stages at the same time.

The event is expected to attract approximately 250,000 visitors over three days. The international village with tent-pavilions is an added attraction where different groups will be displaying their art, culture, crafts and native items representing the different countries.

Amra Kojon will be performing at the Tall ships event at the State Fishing Pier, (150 Washington Street, Newport, RI 02840) at two different time slots (11:45am and 3:30pm) on Saturday, June 30 with a musical glimpse into a world of bounty and life lived at the edge with their presentation "Songs of Bengal's River and Soil." We will be performing side-by-side with Brazilians, Irish, English, African and many more troupes.

Please join us if you can. It is a great way to spend a bright summer day by the waterfront in one of the prettiest beach towns of New England, celebrating diversity with friends from all around the globe.

Here are some of the links regarding program schedule and transportation.

Here is a press feeler about what it might be like:

Rehearsal Photos from last weekend:

Your presence at the event will make a big difference. Together, we hope to unite the world through this diversity and love of music. Thank you for your continuous support.

The AK Team.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

From Finland

Dear Amra Kojon,

Robithakur bolechilen''Ei porobase robe ke hai¨¨? But sitting here in Finland I really appreciate what you people done together.
And I feel pity that I cant join you from here. Still am overwhelmed to see your performance and your dream.
I am Tapati, living in Finland, Bangladesher meye.
I came to know about you from BD's daily paper ''prothom alo''
I am not an exåert silpi but ganpagol bolte ja bojhai seta.
Gaite pari tuktak bujhteo pari kichu bole mone hoi.

I am really feeling happy to see your dreams.
Me too very much proud of my language ''Bangla'' and of course our country.
From here I cant join with you but at least I can unify myself with your dreams and I inspire all
of you , please go ahead,our dreams will come true.
We will proof one day as a nation we are more potential than these resist public of abroad.
Wish you all the best.

Thanking you