VIBRANT BRAMPTON SET TO SIZZLE THIS SUMMER!
CANADA, JUNE 15, 2018: Brampton’s biggest two-day festival, Vibrant Brampton is returning for its third year on July 27 and 28. Organized by the non-profit group Arts and Culture Initiative of South Asia (ACISA), Vibrant Brampton is a free event taking place at Sheridan College Grounds, Davis Campus in Brampton.
This year we see bands such as, Sirens of Shanti, the brain-child of Juno-nominated fame, Tony Singh, KARMA, of Lost Again fame, an Indo-Jazz Bollywood dance show by Shiamak Dance Toronto, classical and fusion kathak by the talented Panwar Dance Group, award winning Indian classical dancer Enakshi Sinha, as well as Nrityadeep, a Bharatnatyam group blending East and West, to name a few. Vibrant Brampton promises to bring an eclectic mix of programming from various ethnic backgrounds with headliners Harpreet Dhillon & Jassi Kaur, Punjabi pop duo from India on the 27th and Indo-Canadian Bollywood heartthrob Parichay and International multi-talented artist, Miraya Varma, performing on July 28th along with Saregama singing sensation Sumana Ganguly. “The team at ACISA is doing an amazing job with 15 days of Visual and Performing Arts awesomeness! As the largest South Asian festival in Brampton, we’re excited to bring a whirlwind of world-class entertainment to the GTA. Free concerts by Bollywood stars, cutting edge visual arts exhibition, fantastic food, free KidZone, spectacular dancers, VIP events and everything fun under the sun- that’s Vibrant Brampton in a nutshell,” says festival president Ricky Bajaj.
In the past couple years, this festival was organized at the Garden Square. This year, the festival has grown and will beheld in a new and bigger location- the Sheridan College, Davis Campus. The festival is sponsored by RBC, Value Mobile, Downtown Brampton BIA and funded by the City of Brampton and Canadian Heritage. This event is also supported by Stop Diabetes Foundation and Beaux Arts, Brampton.
ACISA also presents a two-week long arts festival titled Visual Arts of South Asia (VASA) that runs from July 15 to 28. It will be held at Beaux Arts in Downtown Brampton and showcases new and established artists.
Both Vibrant Brampton and VASA will have several events including hands-on workshops, Q & A Panel discussions, a pre-event party and a Gala reception at the Brampton City Hall Conservatory on July 26.
The first ever South Asian festival in Garden Square, Downtown Brampton
BRAMPTON, ON: Garden Square in Downtown Brampton is all set to come alive to the sights and sounds of South Asian culture with Vibrant Brampton on July 23, 3 – 11 pm. Organized by the non-profit group Arts and Culture Initiative of South Asian (ACISA) Vibrant Brampton is a free event that will bring a fun-filled day-long festival, for the first time ever, to the heart of Brampton – Garden Square in front of the Rose Theatre.
The event includes an exciting lineup of artistes that will appeal to all – young and the young-at-heart. From upcoming local stars to well-known names in the entertainment industry, Vibrant Brampton is the place to be on July 23. With support from the City of Brampton, Vibrant Brampton aims to promote cross-cultural understanding with the hope of bringing a diverse community together in celebration of life, culture, art and tradition. Dance to the beats of Bollywood or sway to the diverse music from India or get a taste of the mouth-watering cuisine from South Asia or buy a souvenir, it will be a day to remember.
- Sarabjit Cheema & Sabrina
- Fateh Doe—Punjabi Rap (Much Music Artist)
- Shiamak Davar Dance Academy-Bollywood Dancing
- Avengers—Nadeem Ali + Parag Ray (Pakistan)
- Rasika Group— Indian Classical Music
- Panwar Music and Dance—Indian Classical-Kathak
- Bhangra & Gidda
- Prima Group—Tollywood/Tamil Dancing
- Bangladeshi dance
Mark your calendar and stay tuned as an exciting lineup of events are revealed in the weeks to come. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @VibrantAcisa. Visit www.vibrantfestcanada.com for more information.
About ACISA: A non-profit organization promoting cross cultural understanding with the aim to bringing a diverse community together in celebration of life, culture, art and tradition. Our purpose it to promote the diversity of South Asian art forms, break cultural barriers, the evolving cultural values of Canada and communicate and share the philosophy of diversity.