Richa Sharma Born in Faridabad, India, Richa Sharma is well loved Bollywood singer and performer. She trained as a vocalist at young age under the tutelage of Pandit Aaskaran Sharma, and went on to add Gazal, Pop, Punjabi and Rajasthani folk songs to her repertoire, thus making her voice reach out to more and more people in a variety of disciplines.
She made her debut in Bollywood with Sawan Kumar's Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya in 1996 and followed it up by a number of films until the big hit came by in the form of Taal where she sang for Academy award winning composer, A.R Rahman.
Thereafter successful carrer bloomed followed with her hits in Zubaida, Saathiya, Heera Pheri, Khakee, Baghban, Soch, Kal ho nah Ho, Saawariya, Om Shanti Om, “Umrao Jan”, recently “Padmavat” “Bombay Talkies” and award winning “Sajda” for “My Name is Khan”. With singing credits for more then 50 successful Bollywood films, Richa continues to make her mark with her powerful voice in live concerts and TV talent shows as judge and perfomer. In March 2011, Richa Sharma and her family inaugurated the Saibaba Temple in Faridabad, Haryana and launched her first Saibaba devotional album Sai Ki Tasveer released by SaReGaMa India.
Richa has never performed in Canada to a large audience and TD Mosaic 2018 is her first major appearance as a Bollywood celebrity artist in Canada.
We are pleased to present Richa Sharma in full concert on Saturday 4th August 2018 at the Main stage of TD Mosaic Festival in the Celebration Square Mississauga.
Humera Channa - We are delighted to bring back one of the most talented singer from Pakistani film and independent music scenario. A name that needs no introduction when it comes to popular Pakistani music, Humera Channa ,from a very early age she developed her musical talents through training. With a voice that was always appreciated by her teachers, Humera Channa made her place in Pakistani music scene early in her career and has over the years mastered gazal as well as folk singing. She has sung playback for many films and is reinventing her style with Coke Studio Pakistan.
Humaira won a number of awards for her musical performances and is versatile singer in many local and regional languages and dialects. She is also “Pride of Performance” winner, the highest civilian award for service to arts in Pakistan. You will enjoy her full concert performance on TD Mosaic Stage on Friday night where she will sing her selections from her famed Coke Studio to various popular film and TV collections.
Mohsin Shaukat Ali
Mohsin Shaukat Ali started singing at the age of 4 and received training from his father, the Legendry Punjabi Folk & Sufi Singer Shaukat Ali Khan and uncle Inayat Ali Khan. His command on traditional ragas and strength of voice soon made him one of the protégées in Punjabi classical and folk traditions. Pakistan Television gave him his first break as professional singer and he continued to scale accolades with his expertise in various genre of musical performance.
Mohsin also mastered the playing of various musical instruments that enabled him in composing his own selection of songs. His three albums received both critical and monetary success. It includes his sufi selction in “Madine Jaan Waliyo”, folk songs in “Dhol Makhna” and mixed selection in “Aslamo-E-Elakum”. Currently Mohsin is working on his fourth album in Canada, that aims to attract the diverse audience to his music.
He has performed his musical magic in various major hubs of South Asian populations internationally and now calls Canada his home since he moved here a couple of years ago.
We at TD Mosaic festival are pleased to present him for the first time at a major festival in Canada, launching his performance career on new stage of recognition. Mohsin will be performing with the Avengers band led by Nadeem Ali on the mainstage of Mosaic Festival on August 3, Friday night at the Celebration Square.
Vidha and Abhimanyu Lal
Abhimanyu Lal and Vidha Lal are Disciples and Son and Daughter-in-law of Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee Guru Smt. Geetanjali Lal of Jaipur Gharana.
Both learnt this art form under the tutelage of their Guru. Smt. Geetanjali Lal at the National Institute of Kathak, New Delhi and later continued their training under guru shishya parampara. Vidha Lal and Abhimanyu Lal are ‘A’ grade artists from Delhi Doordarshan and an Outstanding empanelled artists of I.C.C.R, Delhi.
Performing extensively in all major dance festivals in India and abroad to name a few ( National) Chakardhar Mahotsava 2016, Pt. Ravishankar Dance Festival 2016, NCPA Mudra Dance festival Mumbai 2015, Nimaar Utsav2015, Ganga Mahotsava 2015, Mahabodhi Mahotsava 2015, Sharavan Mahotsava 2015 etc. (International), Gharana Mahotsava Los Angeles, Riturang festival Dubai 2015, Europalia Dance festival 2013, International Dance festival Sydeny, Olympics 2012 London , BRICKS summit, ASIEAN summit organized by I.C.C.R. etc.
Both have been awarded Sri Krishana Gana Sabha endowment award and Nritya jayantika award from Guru Mayadhar Raut Odissi Dance school.
Vidha Lal was awarded with National Devdasi Award, Kalpana Chawala Excellence Award, Jaidev Yuva Pratibha Puraskar, and registered her name in the Guinness Book of World Records for taking 103 spins in a min.
They had the opportunity to perform at London Olympics 2010 in London at special programme organized by I.C.C.R and Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India.
They have been conducting many workshops organized by SPIC MACAY and IRCEN in govt. schools of India.
Presently Abhimanyu Lal is teaching at the National Institute of Kathak Dance, New Delhi and Vidha Lal is the founder Director of AV DANCE COMPANY KATHAK RESONANCE and teaches at the Devi Durga Kathak Sansthan , New Delhi.
TD Mosaic festival is honoured to invite back this talented duo after 10 years to Canada for another inspiring performance on mainstage and a master class for dancers at the Sampradaya Dance Academy in Mississauga.
Destiny band Talented, energetic, passionate and diverse are just some of the many words that describe The Band Destiny (TBD). TBD is a Toronto based West Indian Crossover band that was formed in 2007.
Three time winners of the CMEA award for Top Soca Band in Canada, the band includes Stephen Nanan, (Founder/Keyboardist), Curtis B (Vocalist), Kiran Dindial (Drummer), Kamela Singh (Keyboardist/Vocalist), Vijai Ramdath (Engineer), Celine Nanan (Rhythm &Machines), Darren Armoogam (Guitarist/Vocalist) and Logun (Vocalist).
Together they makeup The Band Destiny, creating a fusion of music that incorporates Soca, Reggae, R&B, Chutney, Remixes and Bollywood.
The Band Destiny not only brings their own energetic vibes to the stage, but also a positive energy allowing them to connect with their audience and continuously excel in their performance. They have been blessed with the opportunity to perform for many of the carnivals around Canada, some of which include; Vancouver, Toronto, Barrie, Vaughan and Ottawa carnivals.
Currently The Band Destiny is gearing up for 2018, where you can expect amazing performances, new music as well as a number of collaborations. They’re a cohesive unit that brings together their musical talents to create music that unifies all people.
TD Mosaic is pleased to welcome them back after 4 years to celebrate the ongoing Carribana Festival of Toronto during the first weekend of August. This is the tribute of our festival to the communities of Caribbean and Latin region, who trace their ancestry from Indian subcontinent.
It is our pleasure to present another talent with South Asian roots who has turned his admiration of a pop icon into his passion of performance. Lorensz is an Elvis Tribute Artist from Scarborough Ontario. Winner of Two Spirit of Elvis Awards in Canada, he has performed all over Canada and internationally at several Elvis Festivals, including the World largest Elvis Festival , held annually in July, in Collingwood Ontario. Lorensz can perform all three era's of Elvis's musical Career, namely 50"s, 60's and 70's. He always provides a very energetic lively, entertaining performance. He is based in Toronto.
Denique is one of a kind performer. His imaginative and creative performance has made him a musical marvel. Both his music and his performance style have hypnotic quality - an ethereal genre-busting musical individual who is an artist of the future, buzzing with magic and completely multi-dimensional in the way he uses performance, technology, fusion, fashion, video and art to compliment his music. A pop chameleon, Denique works best outside the box, challenging a new territory of sound that we've yet to discover. Combining his Celtic roots with an electric modern punch, he takes traditional music to a new level and redefines what it means to be a fiddler.
We at Mosaic Festival are pleased to invite Denique from Montreal to perform his magic at Mosaic Stage. Denique will present a special performance where he will fuse for Dancers in both classical Kathak as well as high energy Bollywood dancers.
Nadeem Ali & Avengers Band
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.
Mad Band featuring Syed Tauseef
This talented roster comprises of rotating artists, singers and musicians who are part of the Madnetism Arts Inc. who come together to perform and produce music and art. The band works on chemistry that brews between all creative people involved in the process. The Mad Band comes up with creative arrangements and their performance genres vary from Eastern to Western music. Be it spiritual music or a party atmosphere, The Mad Band is known to win hearts!
Saad Arif is currently the creative head of the platform, arranging music and sets with the singers and musicians. The Mad Band at this year's Mosaic Festival includes GTA artists like Saad Arif, Ankita Nandawat, Palak Bhatt Gandhi, Hira Hussain, Shehryar Ahmed, Anoos Javed, Swapnil Dave, all on stage together, performing live to enthral audience with their talented group.!
Ali Kazmi - VIP Host and Festival Ambassador
Ali Kazmi is a Canadian actor of Pakistani descent. He appears in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi language films and TV series. Apart from acting he has also worked as a host, director, producer and model.
Kazmi was born to Rahat Kazmi and Sahira Kazmi , a leading actors, drama writers and producers, in Karachi , Pakistan. He began his career as a child actor and his first one on screen was when he was 2, it was love at first sight. His first professional appearance as a teenager was in 1995 TV series Zikr Hai Kai Saal Ka on PTV Home and then continued playing supporting or minor roles in television which includes Manzil (2006). After completing his studies from Karachi , he moved to Canada and began acting and modeling there by appearing in TV series, commercials and plays. He also worked at China Syndrome Productions as a director and producer. One of his initial major roles was as a villain in the film The Dependables (2014). He also worked in Mehreen Jabbar's “Jackson Heights” which gave him a status of international actor.
He also appeared in Liam Neeson's TV series Taken(2016, Mehreen Jabbar 's Dobara Phir Se (2016) and the animated film The Breadwinner(2017) produced by Angelina Jolie, an academy award contender from Canada.
His acting received critical acclaim in award winning Baaghi , a TV seriel and is currently working on many seriels and film projects internationally and in Pakistan.
TD Mosaic festival Ali Kazmi enjoys a great relationship with Td Mosaic Festival and is appearing as the Festival VIP host and festival ambassador.
Festival MCs Shivani and Shalini Dixit
Festival MCs Shivani Dixit
A renowned name in the south Asian radio and entertainment industry of GTA, Shalini and Shivani Dixit are beloved and popular drive time RJs.
Shivani works with SHON Media on CINA radio 1650 AM, broadcasting since 2009, hr popular morning show. Born and raised in north of India, she is passionate about dance , music and theatre since childhood. A Doctorate degree in political science and diploma in Indian classical vocal music and dance, Shivani has worked as a talk shows host, a radio TV anchor and news broadcaster with National television of India and various other channels. Here in GTA, besides being a successful RJ she is also an Event planner for private and corporate events with “Lamha” events.
Shalini Dixit is an innovative and a committed professional, with a passion for creativity and interactive shows - be it on the Radio,Television or live events. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Science and a Master's in Computer Applications , she worked with various companies in her field and then decided to shift her focus to journalism and entertainment media With many years of experience as a Radio Host, TV Show presenter and a news anchor, Shalini has covered several community events and special features, Working as stage performer in drama, music, dance and as Master of Ceremonies she has also been contributing articles & features for the print media, in Canada & India, as a freelance journalist.
With this experience , she launched her media house “Media Mugals Inc” in 2010. Shalini Dixit currently hosts two successful shows on SHON EXPRESS, Masti Ki Railgadi on CMR FM 101.3 Mon to Fri 9 AM to 11 AM and Radio SHON CINA Radio 1650 AM, Mon to Fri 10 AM to 11 AM ) as “producer” and “host”. , Shows can be heard online at www.cmr.fm and www.cinaradio.com respectively.
TD Mosaic Festival is pleased to welcome these two talented artists as host of TD Mosaic Festival 2018, where their fans will be able to meet the stars of South Asian radio in person and enjoy the vocal and visual experience of Shalini and Shivani Dixit live on stage.
SHIAMAK TORONTO DANCE TEAM
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.
Perfomring for vaious international dignitaries and corporate events, Shiamak remains the longest running act with TD Mosaic Festival in its 13th year. Shiamak Toronto Dance team continues to be the festival grand finale for all these years where audience dances to the latest Bollywood hits along with the Shiamak team.
Visit www.shiamak.ca/toronto for more information.
Raas Haddipa Soma Bhattacharjee Monani from Mumbai India is a Entrepreneur of “WELLSURE INDIA “a Company of Wellness Industry in India. With masters in economics from Mumbai University, Soma is managing an NGO, Seva Bhavi Charitable Trust in Gujarat.
Specialising in Dance Forms Like bhangra and freestyle Bollywood dancing since age of 4, Soma received classical dance training in Bharatnatyam and various folk disciplins
Currently she administers and teaches at Rhythm Dance Academy which has several branches in India.
Saumya Sinha ACE, AFAA and AFLCA approved program licensed Masala bhangra workout instructor and a Licensed zumba Instructor, Saumya is also a Certified nutritionist for performers and sportsmen. She is the founder of Saumya’s fusion fitness and has instructed for number of years at Various Fitness centers in Mumbai.
We are pleased to present these enthusiastic dance and wellness gurus from Mumbai , India to the audience in Mississauga and engage them for workshops and performance.
Delhi Express Featuring Jaasmaan Rathore Band
Delhi Express Featuring Jaasmaan Rathore Band Just like Delhi belongs to everyone and is known for its diversity, this band caters to the melodic needs of diverse audiences and renders melodies in different Indian languages with perfection.
‘Delhi Express’ is an Indo-Canadian band put together by Jaasmaan Rathore, who is also the lead singer of the band. Being a multi-lingual band, ‘Delhi Express’ focuses on delivering fresh and unique interpretation of Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Punjabi classics and folk songs.
All the band members are talented and experienced musicians who have worked alongside legends like Yesudas, KS Chitra to name a few. Moreover, Jaasmaan is working alongside Mr. Pravin Mani, who has been long time associate of Legendary AR Rahman.
‘Delhi Express’ will soon be coming up with their interpretation of AR Rahman classics and also some folk Punjabi and Carnatic music in their upcoming recording. Definitely, soon you will see ‘Delhi Express’ coming up with their original melodies too.
Just like Delhi, this band has a unique flavour to their music.TD Mosaic is pleased to present this perfect blend of talented musicians alongside velvety vocals of Jaasmaan, and this band is sure to steal your heart. Join us to enjoy the powerful vocal rendetions of Jaasmaan Rathore , Ashwin Krishnan on Keyboard , - Anoop Isac on Guitar, Chinu Isac on Drums and Devon Goping on Bass.
Award winning multi disciplinary Arts festival, TD Mosaic Festival of Mississauga celebrates its 13 th year as a musical extravaganza with focus on Music and Dance. Friday August 3 & Saturday 4, 2018 marks the 13th milestone in the journey of Mosaic Festival’s to celebrate arts and culture in GTA with artists participating from all across the world. Mississauga (May20, 2018) Mississauga’s longest running most successful multidisciplinary arts festival TD Mosaic 2018, brings yet again an impressive line up of artists including Richa Sharma from Bollywood, Kathak Dance superstars from India, Vidha Lal, Incredible talent from Coke studio Pakistan, Humera Channa and proudly launching Mohsin Shaukat Ali in Festival circuit of Canada, The brilliant sounds of Denique LeBlanc from Quebec and special appearance by local and international talent . Mosaic Fest is the premiere arts and culture festival of Mississauga presenting the best in local and international South Asian and Fusion dance, music, and art. ...read more
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