Welcome to the 13th North America Bangla Literature and Culture Convention!

The Bengali community of Southern California invites you to a two-day-long celebration of Bangla literature and culture. Held under the auspices of the North America Bangla Literature and Culture Convention (NABLCC), the 2023 convention will feature musical performances, dance, plays, seminars, and exhibitions of crafts, paintings, and photographs.

১৩ তম বাংলা সাহিত্য ও সংস্কৃতি সম্মেলনে স্বাগত!

এই সম্মেলনের উদ্দেশ্য বাংলা সাহিত্য ও সংস্কৃতির প্রসার এবং আমরা সদা-স্পন্দনশীল আমেরিকান বহুসংস্কৃতির ফ্যাব্রিকের কাছে বাংলা সাহিত্য, শিল্প ও সংস্কৃতির আলোকিত এবং বৈচিত্র্যময় বিন্যাসকে গর্বিতভাবে উপস্থাপন করতে প্রতিশ্রুতিবদ্ধ। সেমিনার, কর্মশালা, সঙ্গীত, নৃত্য, নাটক এবং ভিডিও উপস্থাপনার মাধ্যমে এই সম্মেলন আমাদের ভবিষ্যত প্রজন্মকে বাংলা সাহিত্য ও সংস্কৃতির প্রতি শিক্ষা দেবে।


Music (Modern, Nazrul Sangeet, and Rabindra Sangeet), Poetry, Dance, and Art shows for the youth (under 18). Please contact Mainul Khan at (626 755 4925) for more information.



Special Opening Performance by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy!

Short Film Festival

21 Bengali Short Films

Shaheen Samad

Prominent Nazrul Sangeet singer and a former member of Bangladesh Mukti Shangrami Shilpi Shangstha and Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra.

Kaderi Kibria 

Ekushe Padak winner, fomder memebr of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, and prominent Rabindra Sangeet singer.

Sujit Mustafa

Prominent Nazrul Sangeet singer and the editor of a monthly magazine on Bangladesh’s national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam.

Prof. Golam Shabbir Sattar

Professor and Vice Chancellor of the University of Rajshahi.

Liaquat Ali Lucky

DG of Bangladesh Shilpokola Academy and his team.

Chirantan Banerjee

A Playback Singer, Music Director, and Actor in the Tollywood Industry

Swapnil Shojib

Singer, actor, and anchor.

Doly Mondol

(Shilpakola Academy)

Lalon Greeti Singer.

Bushra Khan - Dancer, Actor, Model

A Cross-Cultural Dance Storyteller

Meet Bushra Khan, a Bangladeshi American dancer who harmonizes her heritage with a 20+ year classical Odissi training to create a dance experience that's a captivating story in itself. With a fusion of Odissi, Bollywood, Hip-Hop, Bhangra, and Jazz, Bushra crafts intricate stories through choreography, formations, and expressions, making her a master of her unique narrative style. Her journey has seen her collaborate with luminaries like A.R. Rahman at the Hollywood Bowl, feature in music videos such as 'Jalebi Baby' by Jalebi Baby, and showcase to Good Morning America with Lilly Singh.

Dancing Beyond Boundaries

Bushra Khan's dance is a bridge between cultures, blending her American nationality with deep-rooted Bangladeshi culture. She channels her first-generation identity into a performance that resonates universally. With a foundation in Odissi and a flair for diverse styles, she crafts compelling dance pieces for films, charities, and competitions. Bushra's performances aren't just movement; they're stories that transcend borders and connect hearts, making her a true maestro of cross-cultural storytelling. Excited to bring to you what Bangladeshi culture means to women of her generation.

Tomal Hossain - A Classical Musician

Listen to Tomal Hossain

Tomal Hossain (he/they) is a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago. His dissertation concerns the music and song of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh and questions of Islam and the migration crisis in the Indian Ocean region/world more generally. Alongside his studies, Tomal is a performer primarily of Bengali and other South Asian traditional music. Moreover, Tomal is a co-director of the South Asian Music Ensemble at the University of Chicago, and he is a co-founder of the Chicago Mehfil, a collective and regular get-together of creators and lovers of the performing arts with a particular focus on the music of South Asia.

Bengali Cooking Competetion


North American Organizations


Media Patner

Prothom Alo NA

Media Partner

Book Publisher

Book Publisher

Book Publisher

Book Publisher

Several guest artists and intellectuals from Bangladesh and India are awaiting US visas. Visit this site for up-to-date information.