|Celebrating Pohela Boishakh|
|শুক্রবার, ২৭ এপ্রিল ২০১২|
The following is an interview with Samira about her thoughts on Pohela Boishakh, or Bengali New Year.
Sharmin: Why is Mid-April an important month for Bengalis?
Samira: Because it is the time when all Bengalis come together and celebrate another year passing and a new one coming filled with bright and new beginnings. It’s their New Year also known as Shobo Noboborsho.
Sharmin: What makes the Bengali New Year different from the American New Year?
Samira: The Bengali New Year’s actually focuses on its culture and tradition. They emerge together to stay in touch with their culture
Sharmin: Last weekend you went to New York to participate in a program, what did you perform there ?
Samira:I performed a Bangla song called Bhormo Koio Gia written by Radha Ramon.
Sharmin: What was special about that program?
Samira: All the performance there was dedicated to late singer Abbas Uddin', and needs to add: Ferdousi Rahman, his daughter, was supposed to attend as the Special Guest.
Sharmin: Did you perform in any Bangla 1419 new year program?'
Samira: No. The Folk Music program in NY and the Heritage Show at my school the following week kept me busy.
Samira:A heritage program is when people from different backgrounds come together and share or display their unique culture with another. I performed an Indian group dance with a bunch of friends and I also performed a poem with a good friend' that was about peace and loving one another.
Samira: Yes it did, we actually had a Pilipino person in our group dance who we taught the whole dance.
Sharmin: Is it difficult to keep up with all these activities beside school and other events?
Samira: Yes, but in the end it’s worth it.
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