Vibrant Brampton Creates History in Downtown Brampton

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By A Correspondent

The first ever South Asian festival – Vibrant Brampton – in Garden Square, downtown Brampton, was a huge success.  Thousands of people over the course of the day attended the show. Presenting a mix of classical and contemporary dance and music, Vibrant Brampton, showcased the best of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Mayor Linda Jeffrey inaugurated the show along with MP Sonia Sidhu by lighting the traditional lamp and cutting the ribbon. MPP Harinder Malhi, MPP Ruby Sahota along with Regional Councillor Martin Madeiros were also present at the opening. MPP Ruby Sahota brought greetings from the Premier for the event.

The mood for the day was set by Zumba flash mob and continued with a taekwondo demonstration and scintillating dance performances by Ishane Sathe and the Mudra School of Dance, Shiamak Toronto dance troupe, Sukanya Nritangga, Kanan Bhatt Dance Group, Prima Dance group, Panwar Dance Group, and Xtreme Bhangra. From dance to music:  young budding singers from Akhil Music Academy started the show. The Avengers with Parag Ray and Nadeem Ali had the audience swaying to the music of Bollywood, while Fateh Doe, Much Music artiste had the young and hip dancing to his rendering of rap in Punjabi and English.

The highlight of the event was the headliner Sarabjit Cheema who took the audience by storm with his foot-tapping and energetic music and performance. He sang his popular numbers Rangla Punjab, Chnadigarh Shahar Di kuriyan,  billo teri tor vekh ke, Dhol Vajda, Rang rara riri rara, Bhangra, Nacho-Nacho, Khatta Doria, and the  audience couldn’t get enough of it.

Garden Square at the Rose Brampton Theatre came truly alive with the sights and sound of South Asian music and dance. This was the first event hosted by Arts and Culture Initiative of South Asia, and this is just the beginning!

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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, imbibe the evolving cultural values of Canada and communicate and share the philosophy of diversity.



Vol. 12 - No. 3


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