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Canada: Largest Digital South Asian Festival featuring arts, music to present performances by over 100 artists
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Canada: Largest Digital South Asian Festival featuring arts, music to present performances by over 100 artists

IndiaBlooms | @indiablooms | 17 Jul 2020, 12:04 am

Brampton (Ontario)/IBNS:The annual event of Arts & Culture Initiative of South Asia (ACISA) would present performances of various artists from India and Pakistan at the prestigious Vibrant Brampton heritage festival, in a unique digital format in Canada's Brampton from July 21 to Sept 3.

Artists such as Navraj Hans, Bollywood and Punjabi Heartthrob,  Hemant Brijwasi,  the winner of Rising Star 2 and Saregama L'il Champs,  LV Revanth, Indian Idol 9 Winner and Bollywood Playback Singer,  Diva Bhoomi Trivedi, Singer and Sahir Ali Bagga, renowned Pakistani Singer, music director and composer along with several others will perform at the event.

“The sounds and sights of the various artists will present a diverse sound, providing artists from various genres to come forward with their art including music, dance and culture,” says Sandeep Prabhakar, co-founder and Chair of ACISA. Under the banner of Vibrant Brampton, a spectacle of celebration will bring the best of South Asian arts, culture and heritage.”


While promoting the diversity of South Asian art forms, ACISA showcases local artists by breaking cross-cultural barriers and encouraging participation from all communities from Brampton to present their work to a wide audience to enable them to experience the different forms of South Asian Arts and culture and South Asian heritage to portray the cultural values of Canada.

With a focus to promote local talent, the festival encourages and features renowned artists from Canada, India, Pakistan, Europe and the U.K and will be broadcast on July 21 and 22, July 28 and 29 and August 5, 6 and 11, 2020. 

“This is an arts festival that provides artists with the opportunity to connect, create and communicate a whole new array of art in different forms, with each artist bringing their best to thousands of people across the globe,” said Ricky Bajaj, President and co-founder of the festival.”  The audience will get to experience varied art forms, whether it is the beats of Bhangra or the dance moves of Bollywood or an assortment of other art forms emerging from the roots of the South Asian continent.”


This year’s festival title sponsor is National Bank and is also supported by Lazeez Canada.


"National Bank has always been committed to contributing to the cultural vitality of the communities it serves, even during uncertain times like these. Vibrant Brampton is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in South Asian culture, discover new artists and see them in action. Enjoy the festival!" said Nejib Ranni, Regional Vice President - Personal Banking, GTA Central and East, National Bank of Canada.


Besides Vibrant Brampton, four more festivals in a digital format including Vibrant Star, Visual Arts of South Asia (V.A.S.A) Arts festival and META  would be organized this year by ACISA.

The Vibrant Star talent hunt live auditions received an overwhelming response.  Out of a pool, 32 selected amateur participants, six emerging artists will get the opportunity to perform at the Main Festival alongside renowned national and international artists.   In addition, this year a new festival – Vibrant Classical - is being launched for classical arts enthusiasts.

VIBRANT BRAMPTON e-FESTIVAL would be held every Tuesday and Wednesday from July 21 to August 11, 2020,

The festival, like every year, will run hands-on workshops every Thursday - July 23, 29 and August 6. 

Vibrant Classical (New segment classical art enthusiasts) would be held on August 20, 27 and September 3 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM


(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)