BASCO’s musical retreat in California
April 30, 2009: Newly formed Bhutanese Community Support Organization in America (BASCO) organized a live musical program in Alameda, California on April 26 with songs and dances were presented by Bhutanese local artists.
Around three hundred Bhutanese living in three different cities –Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento, California attended the program along with Nepalese, Indian and other locals.
Chaired by Dick Chhetri, it was the first musical program organized by Bhutanese in SF Bay area.
Director and founder of Lao Family Community Chao Sen, Sewa International US chapter president Gautam Desai and representatives from IRC were invited as guest of the program.
Speaking on the occasion, Chao remembered his part days when he was a refugee, fled from Laos, some 30 years ago and assured to help exiled Bhutanese in Bay area. He said transitional difficulties were same as today when he came to US.
Bhutanese Dzongkha dance was also presented. Guest artists from San Jose and Sacramento had present their songs and dances.