Canada Diwali 2020
KAbir Cafe BandKabir Cafe is Indian based Neo-Folk Fusion band, that plays, the poetry of 15th Century Indian Mystic – KABIR, in a substrate of Indian Folk Music, mixed contemporary genres of Rock, Reggae, Pop and Carnatic music. They have played in 700+ shows in their short three and half years of existence and have toured many countries. Their songs Fakiri and Hoshiyar Rehna have been featured in Bollywood movies HINDI MEDIUM and BADSHAH, the latter having clocked more than 6 million hits on YouTube.
Kathak RockersKathak Rockers is crew led by Kumar Sharma . They offer a spectacular interpretation of Kathak, one of the major forms of Indian classical dance as witnessed on various platforms including many television reality shows. They inject immense energy
and passion into this historic form and are famous for their unique fusion of Kathak, with different dance styles.
Bailey Sarshar AhmedBailey has been brought up in Canada and has a deep passion for music and singing since childhood.He took vocal and classical training from Bul Bul Academy and has been a disciple of Ustad Hamid Sheikh Sb.
He has been performing actively since the past 20 years. His heartfelt renditions are old and new Bollywood songs along with filmi and non filmi Ghazals.
Hema KukrejaHema finished her dance graduation in 2015 and has since been creating new works. Her learning has expanded to new dance forms like Kuchipudi and Kathak while doing her Masters in Bharatanatyam. Dance tours to America and Europe added tremendously to her dance vocabulary and performance skills. She continues to dedicate her life to Indian classical dancing.
Tabla EnsembleToronto Tabla Ensemble is a unique and multifaceted arts organization dedicated to promoting the North Indian classical art of tabla. The organization is led by founder and artistic director Ritesh Das, who oversees the organization’s artistic vision, educational curriculum, and production activity. The organization’s aim is to share the depth and excitement of Indian classical music, culture, and history and make it accessible to all people.
Ashdeep SoodAshdeep is a desi standup comedian and emcee. Comedy is his stress buster. He has been doing standup in Dubai and Canada. Full desi at heart Ash loves to make people laugh and enjoy life.
Shayre ChakrabortyShayre Chakraborty has been learning Kathak for the last 6 years under Dr. Anjul Sharma. She has taken part in many competitions and performances including CNE rising star and kids mega fest Toronto and won many prizes. In school, she has played major role in school plays as well as glee club musical led by Canadian actress Ramona Gilmour-Darling.
Pratishtha DeoghoriaPratishtha started learning Indian Classical music from her father Pandit Prosenjit Deoghoria at the age of 3. She is the third generation of classical musicians in Deoghoria family. Pratishtha sings Indian classical, semi classical, bhajans, ghazals, Bollywood songs etc. She regularly performs in community events. She also bagged the second runner-up position in Panorama Indian Idol junior 2019.
Panwar MusicPanwar Academy is in existence to offer culturally enriched structured and nurturing learning experiences. The Academy is dedicated towards the promotion, preservation and propagation of the South Asian heritage through classes in Kathak, Harmonium and Vocals. Hemant & Vaishali Panwar prepared the training curriculum jointly on the basis of their extensive experience in India and abroad. Academy conducts its classes all over GTA and also runs its training program for many organizations.
Shilompoli ShethraChoreographer and Artistic Director of the academy, Jenani Kumar is a renowned Bharatha Natya teacher in the South Asian Community. She started her extensive training under the tutelage of Narthana Virthaki Smt. Padmini Anand. Along with Bharathanatyam, Jenani Kumar has also been a part of countless Dance Drama’s taking lead roles. Out of passion for Bharatha Natyam, she had founded the Shilompoli Shethra Dance Academy in Canada in the year 1994
D-StyleSinger/dancer who performs multiple styles namely Latin, pop and Bachata in the world dance ensemble.
Teria MoradaSinger and dancer, Latin fusion. She is the Director@ Azucar Picante Ent. and producer of “East Fiesta del Bloque goes Diwali”
Azúcar Picante Ent is an international music and dance company that has performed around the globe. They present a fusion of Latin, Brazilian , Bollywood, Hip Hop, Contemporary, POP, acrobatics and Eastern Rhythms to name a few...
Masha K.A vey talented dancer, dances multiple styles such as Acro fusion, Bollywood and Salsa. She is learning at Azúcar Picante kids and also at Toronto Aspirals Rhythmic Gymnastics. She is the youngest star of world dance ensemble.
Urban Desi BandThis band comprised of youngsters who have performed at many events across Toronto and GTA.
Ensemble TopazThis Toronto-based music and dance ensemble is dedicated to performing traditions from South Asia and Central Asia. Their performances range from Classical Indian dance to traditional Indian folk dances to Bollywood to several global dance and music forms from around the world.
Paromita KarParomita is co-Artistic director of Ensemble Topaz, holds a PhD in Dance Studies and is trained in classical Indian Odissi dance and currently also holds an Ontario Arts Council grant for professional development in Iranian dance and dances of the Silk Route.
Sanskriti ArtsMississauga Based dancer, choreographer, teacher and entrepreneur Puja Amin established Sanskriti Arts in the GTA in 2003, bringing together students with a passion for dance and extreme drive to explore their potential. Puja is Director of Sanskriti Art, President of Bollycore and Presenter of Global Dance Initiative Dance Diaries that presented many Bollywood Celebrity choreographers like Saroj Khan, Shampa Gopikrishna and Pandit Birju Maharajji in Canada and USA.