Monday, November 15, 2021

Tigrayan Women

These Tigrayan women were attending a heart-rending exhibition at ECDC documenting the ongoing genocidal situation in the Tigray region. They shared the horrific experiences that their friends and families have been experiencing.

May there be peace and justice.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Prio Bangla Car Parade 2021, part 2

 Additional pictures from this year's annual Prio Bangla Multicultural Car Parade.

Thanks to Pryalal Karmakar and the rest of the Prio Bangla community.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Prio Bangla Car Parade 2021, part 1

Our local Bangladeshi-American association, Prio Bangla, held its annual Multicultural Car Parade this year along the Pike. 

Due to safety and health restrictions warranted by the continued COVID-19 pandemic's Delta variant, this years festival was again a car parade through the neighborhoods along Columbia Pike, guided by Arlington County motorcycle patrolmen. Representatives of the Bolivian dance community also participated 

Arlington County Board member Catie Cristol and Virginia Assembly delegate Alfonso Lopez were honored guests. Thanks to Pryalal Karmakar and the enthusiastic crew of Prio Bangla for their help.

Photography by Lara Ajami.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Diwali - dance performance by Prio Bangla

A performance by Prio Bangla dancers in celebration of the Hindu festival Diwali, at the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in DC. 

CPDP team member, Studio Pause artist Sushmita Mazumdar, curated and hosted this exquisite program. Thanks also to Pryalal Karmakar of the Bangladeshi-American cultural association, Prio Bangla.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

The performance can be viewed here: