Vibrant Brampton kicks off this weekend

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Actor and realty TV show host Aditya Narayan to be the 2017 headliner

This weekend, hundreds of Bramptonites are expected to be at the Garden Square in Downtown Brampton to celebrate multiculturalism and Canada’s 150th birthday. Vibrant Brampton brings residents and visitors a free, fun event that includes art, music, dance, food and festivities.

Organized by the non-profit group Arts and Culture Initiative of South Asian (ACISA) Vibrant Brampton is back for the second time, bringing a fun-filled two-day festival, in Garden Square in front of the Rose Theatre. ACISA is also presenting a week long visual arts festival from July 9 to 15 at Beaux-Arts Brampton. Titled Visuals Initiative of South Asia (V.I.S.A) – Visual Arts Festival, the event will showcase local and international artists with the theme being Creative and Cultural Celebrations.

The Visual Arts Festival includes workshops and a public art project. The workshop will be conducted by Soumitra Dasgupta from New Delhi India. With a career spanning poetry, advertising, writing and film making, Soumitra’s varied exposure is reflected in the rather vibrant and revolutionary rendition of his subject. Soumitra has always been an emotionally charged painter, with a deep rooted association and sense of belonging with the Indian heartland. His biggest exploration is through his paintings charged with his own spiritual impetus.

The public art project will be an exciting opportunity for all community members to leave their mark by adding their creative brush strokes in a mural facilitated by Aparna Rangnekar, a professional muralist on July 14-15, 2017 at the Brampton Garden Square.

Vibrant Brampton includes an exciting lineup of artistes- From upcoming local stars to well-known names in the entertainment industry, the festival aims to promote cross-cultural understanding with the hope of bringing a diverse community together in celebration of life, culture, art and tradition. Dance to the beats of Bollywood or sway to the diverse music from India Spain, Ukraine, Philippines or Canada, get a taste of the mouth-watering cuisine from South Asia, Middle East or Europe or buy a souvenir, it will be a day to remember.

Artistes include:
• Aditya Narayan the headline performer all the way from Bollywood
• Anita Lerche from Denmark
• Mallika Jyoti from Punjab, India
• Raghav from Calgary, Alberta
• Over 150 more dancers and performers – CINEWS

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