Welcome to BANC


Welcome to BANC, a 501(c)(3) organization, the official website of Bengali Association of North Carolina.

About Us

Bengali Association of North Carolina (BANC) is a cultural, charitable, social, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Bengali culture, education and social activities in and around the state of North Carolina. We welcome everybody interested in our culture and heritage to join us. Membership is open to any individual who subscribes to BANC’s mission. We pride ourselves in the rich cultural, social and networking experience we provide for the 200 or so member families that call this part of the world their home.

The history of BANC goes back all the way to 1988, when the organization was first known as North Carolina Bengali Association or NCBA and an executive committee formed. In 2008, we were recognized as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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Iman Shobhan2016 Durga Puja featured guest artists: Iman Chakraborty & Shovan Ganguly

  • October 7, 2016
  • Venue: East Chapel Hill High School

BANC is excited to announce Ek Shure Bhora Shondha featuring guest artists Iman Chakraborty & Shovan Ganguly. Iman’s soulful renditions of Rabindrasangeet & folk have made her a popular contemporary artist and performer. Her unique style, melodious voice and ability to engage diverse audiences has been widely appreciated. Iman’s mastery of vocal performance started as a child in both Rabindrasangeet and Hindustani classical music. Today Iman is popular on stage, playback and television as she continues her musical journey and shares her gift with audiences around the world. Shovan Ganguly is a trained classical and semi classical artist who rose to fame through his performances at competitive musical shows on television. He has continued to impress audiences with the breadth and depth of his repertoire. Join us for a magical evening this Puja!

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