TD’s Bollywood Monster Mashup: A Great Success

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By A Correspondent

The largest South Asian festival in Canada, the fifth annual Bollywood Monster Mashup (BMM) presented by TD, has grown to become the highest attended South Asian. Huge numbers of South Asians and people from all around flock every year to enjoy our innovative, fun, and family-oriented activities.

BMM, a world-class, high quality and professional festival, offered a weekend of live music and dance with a full band, along with a variety of world-class acts such as a professional Bollywood dance troupe, a West-Indian steel pan group and the first performances by a Canadian tassa drum band.

The festival featured the first-ever Canadian performance of Bollywood’s singing star Ash King, known for hit songs like Te Amo, Aunty Ji, I Love You and Meherbaan for stars like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Imran Khan and many more.

Jonita Gandhi, Bollywood’s YouTube sensation and voice of Chennai Express, was at August 7 concert. Jonita has sung with music maestros like A.R. Rahman, Sonu Nigam and Saleem-Sulemaan, among many others.

The Bollywood Monster Film Festival curated by FILMI Toronto and Bollywood Monster Film Shorts curated by Reel Asian International Film Festival, lighted up the massive outdoor screens, where audiences enjoyed a special selection of short films and animations from Canadian and international directors.

The TD Dancers entertained the crowd with a high-energy Bollywood fusion dance and then guided spectators through a fun and free Bollywood dance lesson.

There was amazing food and unique crafts from around the world.

“The fifth annual Bollywood Monster Mashup is back bigger and better,” says Vikas Kohli, BMM Executive Director. “We are the largest South Asian festival in Canada and this year we are the only festival bringing Bollywood headliners to Mississauga Celebration Square! BMM will be a weekend of monstrous entertainment, multitudes of free activities for kids and families and absolutely fantastic concerts showcasing national and international stars.”

Municipal, Provincial and Federal leaders of government have all recognized BMM for it's contributions to the social fabric and economic vitality of the region. The Community Foundation of Mississauga, City of Mississauga, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Province of Ontario, Ontario Arts Council and Hazel McCallion Foundation for the Arts, Culture & Heritage, have provided financial support because of its relevance and impact on the community.

JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12


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