LARGEST DIGITAL SOUTH ASIAN FESTIVAL TO PRESENT PERFORMANCES OF OVER A 100 ARTISTS FEATURING ARTS, CULTURE, MUSIC

Asha Bajaj
4 min readJul 16, 2020

Superstars Navraj Hans, Hemant Brijwasi and Bollywood Sensation Bhoomi Trivedi among performers

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Brampton (Ontario), Jul 16 : This year’s annual event of Vibrant Brampton heritage festival, presented by Arts & Culture Initiative of South Asia (ACISA) would present in a digital format performances of artists including Navraj Hans, Bollywood and Punjabi Heartthrob, Hemant Brijwasi, the winner of Rising Star 2 and Saregama L’il Champs, LV Revanth, Indian Idol 9 Winner and Bollywood Playback Singer, Diva Bhoomi Trivedi, Singer, and Sahir Ali Bagga, renowned Pakistani Singer, music director and composer along with several others at Brampton from July 21 to Sept 3, 2020.

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/yH-mhsY6zug

Navraj Hans
Hemant Brijwasi
Bhoomi Trivedi

ACISA, a non-profit organization was founded a few years ago, is mandated to showcase the culture and diversity of our country, and with its vision promotes cross-cultural understanding in bringing together a diverse community in celebration of life, culture, art and tradition.

ACISA. Image credit: Website

“The sounds and sights of the various artists will present a diverse sound, providing artists from various genres to come forward with their art including music, dance and culture,” says Sandeep Prabhakar, co-founder and Chair of ACISA. Under the banner of Vibrant Brampton, a spectacle of celebration will bring the best of South Asian arts, culture and heritage.”

While promoting the diversity of South Asian art forms, ACISA showcases local artists by breaking cross-cultural barriers and encouraging participation from all communities from Brampton to present their work to a wide audience to enable them to experience the different forms of culture of South Asian heritage to portray the cultural values of Canada.

The festival’s focus is to promote local talent, encourage, and feature renowned artists from Canada, India, Pakistan, Europe and the U.K and will be broadcast on July 21 and 22, July 28 and 29 and August 5, 6 and 11, 2020.

“This is an arts festival that provides artists with the opportunity to connect, create and communicate a whole new array of art in different forms, with each artist bringing their best to thousands of people across the globe,” said Ricky Bajaj, President and co-founder of the festival.” The audience will get to experience varied art forms, whether it is the beats of Bhangra or the dance moves of Bollywood or an assortment of other art forms emerging from the roots of the South Asian continent.”


This year’s festival title sponsor is National Bank and is also supported by Lazeez Canada.

“National Bank has always been committed to contributing to the cultural vitality of the communities it serves, even during uncertain times like these. Vibrant Brampton is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in South Asian culture, discover new artists and see them in action. Enjoy the festival!” said Nejib Ranni, Regional Vice President — Personal Banking, GTA Central and East, National Bank of Canada.

Besides Vibrant Brampton, four more festivals in a digital format including Vibrant Star, Visual Arts of South Asia (V.A.S.A) Arts festival and META would be organized this year by ACISA. The Vibrant Star talent hunt live auditions received an overwhelming response. Out of a pool, 32 selected amateur participants, six emerging artists will get the opportunity to perform at the Main Festival alongside renowned national and international artists. In addition, this year a new festival — Vibrant Classical — is being launched for classical arts enthusiasts.

VIBRANT BRAMPTON e-FESTIVAL would be held every Tuesday and Wednesday from July 21 to August 11, 2020,

The festival, like every year, will run hands on workshops every Thursday — July 23, 29 and August 6.

Vibrant Classical (New segment classical art enthusiasts) would be held on August 20, 27 and September 3 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

LIVE STREAMING ON VIBRANT BRAMPTON FACEBOOK PAGE TIMELINE from July 21-Aug 11 would showcase the performance of Sreerama Chandra (Indian Idol 5 winner and Bollywood playback Singer)- from Mumbai, India; Anita Lerche (Renowned Caucasian Punjabi Singer) from Denmark; and; David Maracle- Award winning Canadian Indigenous artist; Aaman Trikha (Bollywood playback Singer, Mumbai India), Hemant & Vaishali Panwar- Award Winning Canadian Kathak duo; Sahir Ali Bagga (Coke Studio fame Pakistani musician), Maza- the Band (Local Canadian pop band of Pakistani origin); Hemant Brijwasi (Winner of Rising Star 2 and Saregamapa L’il Champs), Parichay: Canadian Bollywood pop singer; Bhoomi Trivedi (Renowned Payback singer), The Starzone (Pakistani Canadian pop band); LV Revanth (Indian Idol 9 Winner and Bollywood Playback Singer), Raghav — Renowned Canadian Bollywood pop singer; Kinjal Chaterjee, Famous Bengali and Bollywood Playback musician, Sarabjit Cheema- Renowned Canadian Punjabi Folk Singer, and Navraj Hans- Famous Punjabi Singer and Bollywood Heartthrob.

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Asha Bajaj

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