Brampton, ON (July 14, 2020): Bollywood and Punjabi Heartthrob, Navraj Hans, the winner of Rising Star 2 and Saregama L’il Champs, Hemant Brijwasi, Indian Idol 9 Winner and Bollywood Playback Singer LV Revanth, Singer and Diva Bhoomi Trivedi and renowned Pakistani Singer, music director and composer Sahir Ali Bagga along with several other artists will be performing at the prestigious Vibrant Brampton festival that is being presented in a unique digital format this year. Spread over seven days in July and August, the festival will feature over 100 artists and showcase local talent and international artists including Raghav, Parichay, Aaman Trikha, Sreerama Chandra and Kinjal Chatterjee.
The annual event is being presented by the Arts & Culture Initiative of South Asia (ACISA), a non-profit organization that began its journey a few years ago and was initiated with a mandate to showcase the culture and diversity of our country.
“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.”
The festival’s focus is to promote local talent as well as encourage and feature 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.”
The Presenting Sponsor of the event is National Bank. “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, ACISA will also organize four more festivals in a digital format including Vibrant Star, Visual Arts of South Asia (V.A.S.A) Arts festival and META. 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.
This year’s festival title sponsor is National Bank and is also supported by Lazeez Canada.
ABOUT VIBRANT BRAMPTON:
A heritage festival featuring performances from renowned and emerging artists will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday from July 21 to August 11, 2020.
July 21 and 22 – Renowned and Emerging artists (Vibrant Brampton) 7:30 AM – 10 PM
July 28 and 29 – Renowned and Emerging artists (Vibrant Brampton) 7:30 AM – 10 PM
August 5, 6 and 11 – Renowned and Emerging artists (Vibrant Brampton) 7:30 AM – 10 PM
VIBRANT BRAMPTON e-FESTIVAL:
Every Tuesday & Wednesday from July 21 until August 11
July 21 & 22, July 28 & 29, Aug 4, 5 and 11
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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):
August 20, 27 and September 3
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
LIVE STREAMING ON VIBRANT BRAMPTON FACEBOOK PAGE TIMELINE:
Sreerama Chandra (Indian Idol 5 winner and Bollywood playback Singer)- from Mumbai, India
Anita Lerche (Renowned Caucasian Punjabi Singer) from Denmark
David Maracle- Award winning Canadian Indigenous artist
Aman Trikha (Bollywood playback Singer, Mumbai India)
Hemant & Vaishali Panwar- Award Winning Canadian Kathak duo
Sahir Ali Bagga (Coke Studio fame Pakistani musician)
Maza- the Band (Local Canadian pop band of Pakistani origin)
Hemant Brijwasi (Winner of Rising Star 2 and Saregamapa L’il Champs)
Parichay: Canadian Bollywood pop singer
Bhoomi Trivedi (Renowned Payback singer)
The Starzone (Pakistani Canadian pop band)
LV Revanth (Indian Idol 9 Winner and Bollywood Playback Singer)
Raghav – Renowned Canadian Bollywood pop singer
Kinjal Chaterjee- Famous Bengali and Bollywood Playback musician
Sarabjit Cheema- Renowned Canadian Punjabi Folk Singer
Navraj Hans- Famous Punjabi Singer and Bollywood Heartthrob
Arts & Culture Initiative of South Asia (ACISA) is a non-profit organization with a vision to promote cross cultural understanding with the aim of bringing a diverse community together in celebration of life, culture, art and tradition.
The organization’s mission is to promote the diversity of South Asian art forms by showcasing local artists and providing them with an opportunity to present their work to a wide audience, break cultural barriers and encourage participation. Thus, allowing all communities from Brampton to experience the different forms of South Asian Arts and culture and showcase South Asian heritage as it continues to evolve imbibing the cultural values of Canada and communicate key messages that share the philosophy of diversity with residents of Brampton. For more information, visit www.acisa.ca