VCD 2010 Artists Announced!

This just in! VCD is pleased to introduce the performers and artists for the 2010 Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Festival.

  • BPM – some of Vancouver’s finest South Asian hip-hop and fusion beats
  • Mohamed Assani - straight from the UK, this renowned classical sitarist makes his Vancouver debut
  • Bollywood Shenanigans – one of Vancouver’s funniest comedy groups takes on the film genre that they’re named after
  • Aarti Pole and Nanako Aramaki – an exciting Kathak & Flamenco dance duet)
  • The Pocket Bhangra iPhone Orchestra – has to be seen and heard to be believed, this group will bring the house down with only their iPhones
  • Shamik Bilgi and Ajay Kapur – the human beatbox meets the electric sitar in what will surely be an inspired jam
  • Lady Garba – a new dance group led by Raakhi Sinha
  • Vandna Sidher – classical Bharat Natyam dance by one of Vancouver’s finest
  • Eric Hamber Dance – over twenty student dancers show their stuff
  • Babukishan Das Baul – this charming musical performer brings his amazing band that’s toured the world to our very stage
  • Ta-Ki-Ta – classical Indian music meets jazz meets Celtic rhythms in a unique fusion
  • Raakhi Sinha & Gurpreet Sian – two of our favorite artists bring their unique charms to teach bhangra workshops for our audience
  • Vidyasagar Vankayala – a VCD regular, Vidya’s 5-piece classical Indian music group will perform extended sets throughout the day
  • Raymon Maliwat, Mita Naidu, Uma Sharda and Sundeep Thinda are just some of the visual artists that will dazzle your eyes with their collections
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Vancouver Celebrates Diwali is grateful to our generous sponsors:
Government Sponsors
  • City of Vancouver
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada
  • BC Arts Council
  • Canadian Heritage
Media Sponsors
  • Shaw
  • Shaw Multicultural Channel
  • Global BC
  • 24 Hours Vancouver
  • CKNW
  • RJ1200
  • South Asian Woman Magazine
  • Roundhouse Community Centre
  • South Vancouver Neighborhood House
  • Cineplex