About Us

ABAC ™ is the acronym for the Academy of Bangla Arts and Culture.  ABAC, pronounced ‘awe-BAAK,’ is a Bangla (or Bengali) word that connotes wonder or awe.

ABAC, the Academy of Bangla Arts and Culture, is a premier, non-profit, cultural organization, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and has served the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex since 1989, with the enthusiastic support of its community, tax-deductible donations, and the selfless dedication and hard work of countless individuals.

The mission of ABAC includes participation and encouraging participation of individuals and groups in cultural, artistic, and academic events, to foster exchange of ideas, and create environments, experiences and events conducive to learning and intellectual growth.

Specific activities of ABAC include –

study circles, seminars, conferences, semiformal discussion sessions, invited lectures, and readings;
stage performances, including theatrical productions, dance, vocal and instrumental music, and recitations;
a Bangla language, music and dance school for children

The vision of ABAC is to have a far reaching impact on the thoughts, ideologies and activities of people affiliated with the language, arts, culture, philosophies, mores, and mythologies of the people of, or with roots in, Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. The Academy endeavors to foster an awareness and appreciation of the highest levels of creative work of the Bengali-loving intelligentsia among the intellectually curious in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and surrounding areas, and strives to reach out to the citizens of a global community encompassing Bangladesh, West Bengal, and any other geographical area attainable.