Musical Night with Sushmita Das
A musical concert by Susmita Das was organized by the OSA DC chapter and Indian Performing Art Program (IPAP) on 5th August 2007. The program was held at the Suffolk Terrace, Quince Orchard Valley Neighborhood Park,Maryland. Featuring Sushmita Das, a renowned singer from Bhubaneshwar, India, the program was done in co-ordination with the IPAP, a non-profit body that promotes Indian culture in North America. The show was a great show. Not only did Susmita accept to participate, but she contributed her time without hesitation whatsoever, coming to DC by her own means to make this evening a success. Judging by the applause that met the singer, she surely won the heart of the
audience.The MC for that evening was Dr. Julie Acharya Ray. She represented Susmita very well. It would take too long to list here her numerous accomplishments. The classic tune she sang a “Mallimala” brought back a lot of nostalgic memories. It was met with warm applause from the audience.
Later, she took us back memory lane with the tune “Dele Dhara” and particularly “Paradesi Bandhu Tume” one of the Oriya hits with the legendary Ensemble Nirmala Mishra. As soon as she uttered the first words of the song, the audience burst into applause. Susmita sang a couple old Hindi songs with the Karaoke. An old Hindi medley was well represented at the concert. At the end of the program Susmita was presented a plank for her performance by IPAP and OSA DC Chapter