ACISA, largest South Asian Festival featuring arts, culture, and music goes digital this year

Asha Bajaj
4 min readJun 12, 2020

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Brampton (ON), Jun 12: Arts & Culture Initiative of South Asia (ACISA), a non-profit organization will present this year’s festivals in Brampton from July 21 to Sep 3, digitally owing to the current COVID-19 pandemic, media reports said.

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“More than ever now is when arts and music and culture have the power to uplift spirits and to bring people together in these unprecedented times. Our festivals endeavor to do just that” Ricky Bajaj, ACISA co-founder, and the president said June 11 in a press release.

ACISA’s vision is to promote cross-cultural understanding in bringing a diverse community together to celebrate life, culture, art, and tradition and is mandated to promote the diversity of South Asian art forms a wide range of both Non-South Asians & South Asians audience.

This year’s festival would showcase the participation from more than 100 local and international artists from the Bollywood playback and Pakistan music industry and enable different communities in Brampton to experience rich South Asian heritage.

“The festival promotes local talent and includes an exciting line-up of emerging artists and well-known names in the entertainment industry which appeals to all ages,” added festival art director and co-founder, Arpan Banerjee on June 11, a press release said.

Four events included in this year’s festival Vibrant Brampton, Vibrant Star, Visual Arts of South Asia (V.A.S.A) Arts festival, and META would digitally showcase the culture and diversity of Ontario.

VibrantBrampton would present performances from renowned and emerging artists every Tuesday and Wednesday from July 21 to August 5, 2020.

VibrantStar In this festival six finalists would showcase their hunt for talent combating…

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