Kailash Kher

Kailash Kher is an Indian pop-rock and Bollywood playback singer with a music style influenced by Indian folk and Sufi music. He is a well loved and respected singer in Hindi, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu languages.

Though his professional prowess encompasses most of the Indian languages, his contribution to Indian music lies in contemporary Sufi and folk music. He has sung more than 700 songs in movies as playback singer, apart from 5 hugely popular and successful private albums. He was inspired by the classical music gurus like Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and the Qawali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

He has been honored with the highest Indian civilian Padma Shri award in 2017 by the Government of India. He is the recipient of best male vocalist FilmFare Award for the Bollywood movie Fanaa (2006), and Mirchi (2013), along with many other regional and national awards.

Kher is known for his unique and powerful voice, versatile style of performance and music. He has established himself as one of the most successful and popular playback singers of Indian cinema.

He formed Kailasa Band in Mumbai in 2004, with Mumbai-based musician brothers, Paresh Kamath and Naresh Kamath.

Kher is well known for his pluralistic and humanitarian support for the communities in India and has been writing songs and music about the unique culture that has been created with multi religious sensibilities of that region.

Kailasa Band includes talented musicians like Naresh Kamath on Bass Guitar, Paresh Radhakrishna Kamath on Lead Guitar, Jose Neil Gomes on Acoustic Guitar & Violin, Samir Govind Chiplunkar on Keyboard, Kurt Joseph Peters on Drums, Hitesh Triloki Prasad on Percussions and Tapas Roy on Mandolin & Sazz.

TD Mosaic Festival is pleased to present Kailash Kher with his entire band "Kailasa" on Saturday 12 of August 2017 at the Main stage on Celebration Square.

Javed Bashir

Javed Bashir belongs to a generation of artists who have seen their family members earn great accolades for their musical genius in the tradition of Qawali and Sufi singing. Javed is also passing this talent and skill along and his young son is trained to sing in classical, qawali, folk and gazal genre.

Javed Bashir started singing qawali at very young age and started his solo singing career in 2001 with his first debut song "Deewane Nachde" from the album Anything But Silent by Bally Sagoo; a well-known Indian British musician. Javed Bashir's lucky break came when he started singing as lead singer for Mekaal Hasan Band (another alumni of TD Mosaic Festival). He was featured on Sampooran; Mekaal Hasan Band's first full-length album in 2004. The album landed Bashir mainstream success and appreciation. "Chal Bulleya" in 2009 from the album Saptak landed the band and Javed in awards lineup both in India and Pakistan. Later Javed worked on a musical project of Indo-Pak peace in collaboration with Shankar Mahadevan. Javed Bashir also released an album, "Subrang" in 2011. Famous Pakistani music program, Coke Studio Season 2 and Season 7 featuring Javed Bashir found instant success and he is currently busy recording songs for Bollywood and independent music scene as well. His recent Bollywood playback accolades include Kahani, Cocktail, Bhag Milkha Bhag, Bombay Talkies, Baji Rao Mastani, Jugni, and many others. He won best male vocalist Zee Cine award for "Rangreza" for "Bhag Malka Bhag". Javed has been nominated for and has received many other national and international awards.

This is Javed's first ever performance in Mississauga and Free event and he is accompanied by some of the finest Pakistani musicians to bring a powerful performance at the festival.

Javed headlines the festival on Friday 11th August.

Ground Illusionz

Ground Illusionz Hip-Hop Art Collective is composed of local dancers, visual artists and musicians who are Mississauga's primary award winning Hip-Hop ambassadors since 1999. With global membership in the U.S.A., Japan & Taiwan, the internationally renowned Canadian champions have become icons of style and originality, enhanced with world-wide influences in contemporary dance and music.

The GROUND ILLUSIONZ and its several generations of artists are leading advocates for Hip-Hop culture. Marcel D Costa, the pioneer of the movement, has been performing, competing and instructing internationally. The mission of GI is to inspire people of all ages to become practitioners, innovators and mentors with skill, desire, commitment & creativity.

For the last 18 years, members of GI have become tastemakers, engaging community, building world class artists who have shared stages with other well-known artists like: Melle Mel & the Furious Five, SHAD, KRS ONE, Maestro Fresh Wes, A Tribe Called Red, Talib Kweli, Dj Jazzy Jeff, Masia One, Choclair, Kardinal Offishall, Slakah The Beatchild and the legendary late Oscar Peterson.

Keeping a positive and fun collective character as performers, GI unify their own aesthetic competence and perspective originality to build an underground, commercial & historical impact through an internationally renowned Canadian dance legacy.

Irudaya

Irudaya Dance Company: Nivatha Moothathamby, Keerthana Arulanandarajah, Yahlikah Mahesuwaran and Cynthiya Sri Rangan are the Co-Founders and Directors of Irudaya Dance Company, a Toronto based company that specializes in Bharathanatyam and Indian Cinematic dance forms.

The 4 formally learnt Bharathanatyam from Sri Vasu Sinnarasa, and successfully completed their Bharathanatya Arangetrams under his guidance. To further broaden their knowledge in this pure art form they completed their Diploma at Annamalai University (Canada) in 2012, receiving the title of "Nattiyakalamani". There they received training from Kalaimamani Dr.Uma Anand,the daughter of the legendary artist, the late Guru Padmashri KN. Dandayudhapani Pillai.

Irudaya dance production called "Magical-The Tales of Disney Princesses" and "Journey- A Glimpse into Tamil Cinema" were well received productions that allowed their passion and dedication to dance gain them acclaim as young choreographers, dancers and teachers among the community. They have performed alongside many proclaimed South Indian artists such as Padmashree Hariharan, Unnikrishnan, Srinivas, Anuradha Sriram, and Sathya Prakash to name a few. They have also choreographed for many events throughout Ontario including Ideal Dreams: A Tribute to A.R. Rahman recently.

This is the first ever performance by Irudaya Dance at the Celebration Square stage and we assure you that you will be help captive by their ingenuity and graceful performance.

David R Maracle

David R Maracle: Earlier in 2017, a native Mohawk Artist from Six Nations Reserve near Kingston, David R Maracle was sent to Lahore, Pakistan on an invitation of Beacon House National University and Rafi peer Theatre. A part of CCAI "Ekta" initiative, this trip was organized as a special Canada 150 celebration by CCAI and an effort to highlight the Native Canadian art and culture. As recognition of Canada 150 years of confederation, CCAI has made special efforts to engage, support and highlight the indigenous art and culture to the local audience. A very special installation, musical and dance performance is organized by the indigenous artists of Canada to mark the occasion at Mosaic Festival.

David R. Maracle is an indigenous sculptor and musician from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, who brings to life the ancestral teachings of the Haudenosaunee People's ways of life into his magnificent Stone Carvings. Among collectors of his work are corporations, and private collectors like Late Nelson Mandela, The Emperor of Japan, and many other notable collectors. His work has been featured on cheques across Canada, and has helped encourage Indigenous youth across the country to follow their dreams with their gifts they have within them. A well respected musician, David has released to date, 17 Musical compilations and albums over the last 18 years. David has received two Gold Records from the Recording Industry RIAA, for his world ambient sounds of the Iroquoian Flute, and Multi-Instrumental fusion of sounds. Winner of various Canadian Aboriginal Music awards, he has performed his beautiful ambient music all over the world, including recently Austria, and Pakistan, at the Olympics in Australia and for the Queen in Parliament. His recent artist residency in Lahore, Pakistan with Beaconhouse National University and Rafi Peer Theatre allowed him to expand his Indigenous teachings, culture, and art in the form of workshops; Medicine Wheel Teachings, Iroquoian Flute Teachings, and also Earth & Air Teachings. His experience in Pakistan with various folk artists and musicians has enriched his practice as well as providing South Asian artists with understanding of Canadian aboriginal music and art. He is a much beloved artist who stands for the Indigenous people's rights and awareness in a kind and generous manner.

Bushra Ansari

Bushra Ansari is a very well-known face and voice of Pakistani television. Her long versatile career spans acting, singing, writing and as a host. Her comedy roles have earned her a special place as the comedy Queen of television. Lovingly called Carol Burnett of Pakistan, Bushra, over last 30 years, has become the most famous and versatile artist with excellent comedy timings, singing and writing skills.

She was one of the youngest in her field to be awarded the President's award for Pride of Performance in 1989, and has since won many more including Nigar Awards, Graduate award, Lux Style awards and Lifetime achievement award from Pakistan Television and Hum Television Networks.

Bushra's musical career started at the age of ten singing on radio and children's programs. Belonging to a well respected literary and artistic family, Bushra along with her three sisters; Neelum Ahmad Bashir, Asma Abbas and Sumbul Shahid have garnered international success as artists, writers, singers and actors.

From singing jingles, to soundtracks to becoming a judge at Pakistan Idol, Bushra has grown as a singer. She calls music her first love.

Legendary compere and writer Anwar Maqsood and comic genius Mian Akhtar paired with Bushra on Pakistan Television's hit show 'Showtime' and led to her comparing hosting career. "Brunch with Bushra" on GEO Television network featured more than a hundred episodes celebrating various personalities from film, television, sports, politics and more.

TV drama called 'Neeli Dhoop' in 1994 saw Bushra Ansari establish herself as a successful writer and since then, she has written more then 14 successful tv dramas and serials.

TD Mosaic Festival is pleased to present Bushra Ansari , the Canada-Pakistan cultural ambassador, in her first ever appearance at a Free festival in north America where she will be performing her famous songs from "Udari" serial as well as many other genres of songs for our audience.

Deepti Gupta

Arzoo Dance Theatre & Mushfiq Arts Company is performing at Celebration Square for the first time. A beautifully arranged music and dance performance by Deepti Gupta of Arzoo Dance celebrates Dances and Songs of Sufis from Persia to India entitled "Silk Road Melody"

A unique performance of dances and music, takes you on a journey along the ancient Silk Route, from Iraq, through Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan to India. Guided and inspired by the poetry of Sufi mystics covering a time span of 1000 years, from the eighth to the eighteenth century, this mesmerizing performance brings the Sufi poetry to life through music, song and dance. The performance celebrates this great literary and philosophical legacy created by Sufi poets whose message of love and devotion united vast regions along the famous trade routes from Persia to China. The poetry will be sung in a mix of languages including Persian, Urdu and Hindi featuring works from Rabia al Basri, Rumi, Amir Khusrau, Bedil and Quli Qutub Shah.

The beautiful dances are filled with Sufi whirling and the rhythms of Kathak, the elegant classical dance of north India which has historically combined elements of Hindu and Islamic cultures. The choreography merges Indian storytelling and Persian aesthetics. Rhythmic structures and hand gestures of Indian dance will combine with poetic interpretation and the visual ambience of Mughal miniatures painting.

Perfomers include Deepti Gupta, Rehana Tejpar as dancers and Music and vocals by Mushfiq Hashimi, supported by Kiran Morarji on Tabla and Sach Dhanjal on Dilruba.

We hope that you will enjoy this special presentation choreographed specially for TD Mosaic 2017 by Ottawa based Deepti Gupta.

Thomas Starwalker

Thomas Skywalker Clair: We are pleased to present at TD Mosaic Festival,Thomas Skywalker Clair, who is a Mi'kmaq artist from the Elsipogtog band in New Brunswick, Canada (pop. 4000). At the age of seven, he was removed from his band and sent to a Residential school, becoming one of the thousands of children separated from family, language and their culture by the then establishment. Four years later, he was returned to his community. At age 13, Thomas left the Reserve to hitchhike throughout New Brunswick. Three years later doing odd jobs in Ottawa, Thomas picked up acrylic paints and canvas -- and his artistic talents began to flourish.

During Thomas' artistic exploration, he rediscovered his Mi'kmaq culture and heritage and remained true to his roots through his artistic practice. His paintings evolved into Mi'kmaq art and he became a traditional dancer to further expand his creative talents and energy. Traditional dancing opened the doors to acting in films -- Hollywood came calling! He started his acting career with roles in the movie Scarlet Letter, The New World, First Nations The Movie and in a CBC TV mini-series Le Clan.

His love of music, especially the Blues, resonates in his song writing, singing, and sounds from his guitar. Performing at Hard Rock Cafe (Toronto, ON, CAN), Stage Red (Tyendinega), Montreal Theatre (Montreal, QC, CAN), and Fledermas Cabaret (Vienna, Austria and WestFest Ottawa), music flowed naturally for Thomas. He has specially been invited to perform for the first time in Mississauga as a part of the celebration of indigenous international and Canadian Art and culture during the 150th year of Canadian federation.

Ali Hasan

Of All people! ALI HASSAN! Super foodie, baby loving super dad, this amazingly funny man has finally made some time for Mosaic Festival again this year and we are proud to have him as our MC for the awards and media appreciation night.

On a "serious note"...( We copied this from the agents notes) Ali Hassan is a stand-up comic and actor as well as the host of Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and SiriusXM, on which he wrangles top Canadian comedians for a listenership of over 1 million people.

The Lead Comedy Panelist on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Ali can be seen on television now with recurring roles on Man Seeking Woman (FX), Odd Squad (PBS Kids), Game On (YTV), and the upcoming CTV mini-series Cardinal. Ali has also acted in the films Breakaway, French Immersion and GOON. He brings ten years of experience performing stand-up comedy internationally. Ali has performed at both the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and JFL42 in Toronto, the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival in Jordan, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the UK.

As a father of four, Ali Hassan is well versed in dodging difficult questions. Or just making up the answers. But when his kids start to ask about religion in general and Islam in particular, Ali begins to consider his heritage. "Muslim Interrupted" - in this solo show, Ali Hassan delivers a bitingly funny piece of work on flunking out of Sunday school, ingesting forbidden fruits, and becoming a cultural Muslim. The show is a refreshingly hilarious antidote to our increasingly troubling global climate, delivered by this mainstay of television, film, radio and stage. "A gifted stand up comic" (somewhat the way written in Montreal Gazette)

This spice rack of cultural and communal comedy brings a new twist to our otherwise bland awards, media appreciation annual event. So enjoy another memorable exclusive event of CCAI.

Mrigya

Nadeem Ali

Nadeem Ali and Avengers Band: Nadeem Ali is a well-known composer and singer from Pakistan who established the Avengers band in 2000 to meet the rising need of new immigrant South Asian community in Canada for their traditional music and songs. An M.A in Psychology from Govt. College Lahore, Pakistan, Nadeem also studied music and completed it with distinction in his class. Trained with the great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, performing as a young musician with him all over the world, Nadeem also had the honor of performing with legends like Lata Mageshkar, Madam Noor Jahan and many other notable artists.

We are pleased to welcome Nadeem Ali with his talented band on Mosaic stage as a returning artist where in the past he performed as the headliners in 2006 when first Mosaic Festival took place.

Chhau Dancers

Chhau Dance, also spelled as Chau or Chhau, is a semi classical Indian dance with martial, tribal and folk origins. As a part of TD Mosaic Indigenous Art Tribute for Canada 150, we are pleased to collaborate with Indian High Commission in Ottawa. The dance ranges from celebrating martial arts, acrobatics and athletics performed in festive themes of a folk dance, to a structured dance with religious themes The stories enacted by Chhau dancers include those from the Hindu epics the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, the Puranas and other ancient Indian literature. Masks form an integral part of Chhau dance in Purulia and Seraikella styles. The knowledge of dance, music and mask-making is transmitted orally. The two styles of Chhau dance that use masks, blend within it forms of both dance and martial practices employing mock combat techniques (called khel), stylized gaits of birds and animals (called chalis and topkas) and movements based on the chores of village housewives (called uflis). In 2010 the Chhau dance was inscribed in the UNESCO's representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The dancers under the supervision of Dilip Chandra Mahato will perform on TD Mosaic stage on Friday 11 August.

Anwar Khurshid

"Ekta" presents Ustad Anwar Khurshid and world ensemble of music and Dance. "Ekta" presents Anwar Khurshid and international ensemble of artist to bring together harmony of musical influences in Canada. This special project is aimed at enhanced collaborative and fusion laden creative works that bring together artists from various cultural, ethnic, musical genres together to create harmony of sound and expression. Anwar Khurshid is a part of the Academy Award winning team that gave the music for "Life of Pi" and has been winning various Canadian music awards for his collaborative works including the well respected "Mont Tremblant Blues Festival" in Quebec.

Anwar is a seasoned musician who mastered the art of Sitar, a stringed instrument from India. He is also a flute musician and semi classical singer.

Anwar has put together this special performance for TD Mosaic Festival with his core group of Eric Bouchair on Piano, Rich Greenspoon on Drums, Anwar Khurshid on Sitar/ flute/ Vocals and David Woodhead on Bass. Also featuring Rob Christian on Flute/ Saxaphone, Padideh Ahenijad from Iran on Taar, Salif Sounou Lasso from Burkina Fasso on Flute/ Talking Drum/ Ngoni Anwar belives that Music is an intellectual fusion, well thought out, not random for the sake of fusion. Thus the instruments and musicians were carefully selected to yield a wide palette of colours. Specially designed for Mosaic Festival, the music consists of songs that start with an original piece (not a traditional bandish) by Anwar based on a Classical Raag. Each song delves into other genres including folk music from around the world, Rock, Western Classical, Jazz, Persian, Arabic, African, Bollywood, South American tunes or rhythms which conform to the Raag. There is a conversation between various musicians in each song. Unfortunately the limited time does not permit extensive soloing, jamming and more jugalbandis. Songs are based on Raags, Bhopali , Kirvani, Bhimpalasi, Megh, Pilu, Asavari and Bilaval. People can expect to hear glimpses of Country music with Tujhay daikh daikh jagna, Billy Jean, Mozart symphony 40 with Greensleaves with Hey Jude , Norwegian wood with Lang aa ja patan, etc.

The performance is a precursor to a full concert that will take place in winter of 2018.

Shiamak Dawar



SHIAMAK TORONTO DANCE TEAM Representing the biggest Bollywood Dance Academy in the world, the SHIAMAK

Toronto Dance team consists of some of the brightest and most promising talent in the GTA. Handpicked by Shiamak Davar himself, they have made their mark all over Ontario with power packed performances that explode with energy and keep the audiences wanting more and more!

The SHIAMAK Toronto dance team has performed at shows such as the IIFA Awards, Just for Laughs, Toronto International Film Festival, TOIFA awards, as well as performed alongside Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Jermaine Jackson and more. Recently, they have had the honor to perform for both the Prime Ministers of India and Canada - Mr. Narendra Modi and Mr. Stephen Harper. They have also been involved in various corporate shows for TREWO Health Mela, CIBC, Amway, GM Motors, Trillium Health Partners, Best Western and more.

Led by the incredibly talented dancer and great administrator, Parth Dhani, this team of all ages dancers is exploring the best moves in contemporary Bollywood dance and bringing a powerful musical dancing grand finale to TD Mosaic Festival. This is also the largest dance performance at any free outdoor festival of its kind in GTA.

Visit www.shiamak.ca/toronto for more information.

Paul LeBlanc

Paul LeBlanc is an IT professional with love for the outdoors, oil painting, sculpting, woodworking and leather crafts. He recently finished a contract documenting quality control of an Indigenous housing project on a northern reservation. Paul currently lives near Ottawa with his wife and two sons; his parents are from a French Acadian community with lineage dating back to the 1630's, along the shores of St. Mary's Bay, Nova Scotia. His Metis origins are Acadian and Mi'kmaq. It was the First Peoples' compassion and generosity that allowed many of the foreign settlers to survive the early years of settlement in Canada. This represents the true foundation of Canada, where everyone in the community was cared for; people worked together and everything was shared.

Paul was drawn to First Nations teachings before confirming his Indigenous status, and started learning about the sacred circle of life and the medicine wheel in the 90's. He has since benefitted from spending time with numerous First Nations elders and is always eager to help with ceremonies. It was in 1998 that he invested in his tipi which he has carried to gatherings and used for ceremonies ever since.

Although the tipi is from the North American Prairies people, it symbolizes the plight of the Indigenous people of Turtle Island and highlights the story of the nomadic tribes who followed the great buffalo herds thousands of years before the settlers invaded. The people hunted buffalo for their food and used every part of the animal in their daily life, making their dwellings out of the beasts' hides. Buffalo was the sacred animal providing them shelter and nourishment and respected as a way of life. After European colonization those herds were decimated as part of the planned genocide, and many indigenous people starved to death- they lost their way of life. Later, tribes were forced to settle on reserves.

The legacy of colonization continues today for many indigenous communities and the need for understanding is paramount to healing and reconciling.

Paul feels that most people, including immigrants to Canada do not realize the effects colonization had and continues to have on the Indigenous people. July 1st, 2017 saw the new wing of the Museum of History open which highlights the real stories of the Indigenous people of Canada. This is a great contribution to righting many wrongs by getting the truth out to the world, so that Canada can meet its obligations under UNDRIP and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In fact, the area Paul lives is considered unceded Algonquin or Anishinabe territory, and land claims are currently underway in an effort to have a small portion of vacant land returned and stop a condo development right on the Ottawa river near the museum. Elders and a group of Traditional Indigenous Grandmothers are leading the fight, to which only a small percentage of the Canadian and Indigenous population is aware. Many supporters aim to have the traditional ceremonial islands along the Ottawa River by the sacred Chaudiere Falls returned to the Indigenous groups so that a healing centre can be built, as was the vision of the now passed and much beloved Elder William Commanda, Officer (O.C.), who received past federal, provincial and municipal support for this vision. Freeing the falls and islands would allow the area to remain an open park, (as it was supposed to remain -in perpetuity) for all people of the world to visit - to be able to meet the land, the water, and experience healing and peace- all while learning about the original inhabitants' past and present practices that are in tune with the natural laws.

Paul has travelled to India on two occasions while working for an international consulting firm developing infrastructure and loved his time in Agra and Delhi, finding the South Asian people hospitable and accommodating, and has special memories of visiting the Taj Mahal. He has an interesting link with Pakistani cuisine as well which his wife learned to cook as a teen. Paul is very excited to be a part of TD Mosaic festival and to have the opportunity to share the sacred circle of the tipi and the stories of indigenous peoples with festival goers. He will bring some animal hides for people to see, and people will be welcomed to enter the tipi and pose for pictures beside it.

Jake Dheer

Jake Dheer is a Canadian immigrant success story who was called one of the top 30 most influential people in Mississauga in 2013 by Mississauga News. Senior Manager at Rogers Media Inc. and a strong community activist, Jake contributes in a leadership capacity on boards of several organizations including Mississauga Board of Trade, City of Mississauga's Economic Development Advisory Board, Mississauga Chinese Business Association, Trillium Health Partners Foundation, Heritage Mississauga, Mississauga Tourism West Toronto Advisory Board, Mississauga Sports Council, Legends Row, Sheridan College, Carassauga, Community Living Mississauga Tribute Dinner Committee, Mayor Hazel McCallion's Gala for the Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee, United Way of Peel Region, William Osler Health System Foundation's President's Advisory Council. Jake has been recognized for services in the broadcast industry, volunteering and humanitarian work, earning him Mississauga's 2005 Citizen Of The Year, 2009 Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International, 2015 Melvin Jones Fellowship from Lions International, Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, Ted Rogers Innovation Award in 2011, Mississauga Board of Trade's Employer Of The Year 2012, Mississauga Arts Council's Hazel McCallion Volunteer of the Year Award 2017

Jake's enthusiastic stage presence has led him to emcee several high profile occasions in the GTA and has often been asked to be the Keynote Speaker at numerous events around the region.


Media Release

TD Mosaic - South Asian Festival of Mississauga in its 12th year brings its biggest line up ever. The festival theme,"Ekta" (oneness and Unity) celebrates the spirit of Canada's 150th by showcasing over 200 artists and performers on two stages at the Celebration Square in the heart of Mississauga. The artists are A list Bollywood, Folk and Popular musicians and singers both international and local. Three of the performers have received highest national arts awards in their countries equivalent to Order of Canada. That includes, Padmashiri Award winner, Kaliash Kher from India, TamghaHusneKarkardigi, Bushra Ansari and Jawed Bashir from Pakistan. From the Academy award winning team of musicians from Life of Pi, Anwar Khurshid joins us with a unique selection of Canadian International artists . "Also in the lineup are Marigya,world music band and traditional Folk Chhau Dance, a collaboration between Indian High Commission Ottawa, Festival of India Ottawa and TD Mosaic Festival. Also performing for the first time on this stage is Arzoo Dance from Ottawa, Irudhya Dance and a colorful collection of artists carefully chosen for the festival. ...read more




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