Iman Chakraborty performs on Bangladesh Immigrant Day at prestigious Times Square in US
Iman kicks off her US Tour with her performance at the Bangladesh Immigrant Day celebrations. On September 25, 1974, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressed the United Nations in Bengali. In 2018, New York State designated Sept 25 as Bangladeshi Immigrant Day. This is the 5th year of this event and the National Award Winning Singer from India, Iman Chakraborty was invited to perform on the opening night.
In the heart of New York City, amidst the razzle-dazzle of Times Square, Iman and Team Togetherness rocked the banquet hall of NY Marriott Marquis. Hundreds of Bengalis from Bangladesh attended the event and cherished her renditions of Tagore and Folk. But it was her hits, Rangabati, Tapa Tini and Tumi Jake Bhalobasho that rocked the NY Bangalis.
From the East Coast to the West, Iman and the group crisscross this huge nation to perform at a Durga Puja this weekend. Her first stop is Uttoron’s Puja in Seattle. In America, Durga Puja celebrations trigger off from the week of Mahalaya. The communities are thrilled to celebrate Ma’s Utsab in a grand way after two long years. Iman’s concert is one of the first Puja concerts in the US this year.
“I am overwhelmed by the love from Prabasi Bangalis of both Bengals. I want to thank Jonai Singh and JS Events who have been the pillar of my US Durga Puja concert series since my debut in 2014. This is the first time that we performed in the heart of Manhattan and this experience will remain memorable!” says the singer.
Jonai Singh, who has been the bridge of Bengal and the Bengalis of the West for many years added, “People from both Bengals united in their love for Iman. Her power-packed performances got everyone into the festive spirit. The enthusiasm in all communities across America is great. The pandemic has taught us all many lessons. What we took for granted before is doubly appreciated today.”