Bengali folk band Dohar, founded 1999, is one of the leading Bangla folk song troupes with all of their albums gaining immense popularity, thanks to their unique sound and extensive research into folk traditions that goes into their recordings. They have now meticulously collected more than 6,000 (six thousand) folk songs from the different part of India and Bangladesh, and their versatility also covers music of north eastern India. Kalika Prasad of Dohar shares the group's excitement on performing at MABA Bangamela 2012 hosted by Dhroopad held during Friday 13th through Sunday the 15th of July 2012 at Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA in the Washington DC Metro area. Visit http://www.bangamela2012.org for more program details, registration, tickets and schedule. Washington Bangla Radio (http://www.WashingtonBanglaRadio.com) is happy to support Bangamela 2012 hosted by Dhroopad.