Bangla Blast is an annual program presented by BEST that involves the local youth. The name kind of gives you the essence of the program. The first word in the name of the program is Bengali and the last word is non-Bengali. The name Bangla Blast is representative of the content of the show itself. This show is geared towards the youth that is being brought up here and have a completely different upbringing than the generations before them. If we need to reach out to this new generation, we need to be able to connect to them using a method that they can relate to. The idea of the show is to get this new generation excited about their common heritage and coming together as a community. We want to show that Bangladeshis are able to create a “Blast” with their talents regardless of the style of dance or language of song they perform to/in. It is a show about coming together and staying connected. This show always initiates great dialogue between the different generations and that in itself is an accomplishment.