The Great India Festival 2019, Ottawa, Ontario

Your favourite festival is back for its 8th edition – this time even bigger than last year.

What to expect at The Great India Festival?
1. Your favourite – Indian Cuisines:
Authentic Indian Cuisines sounds delicious right! Come out and enjoy these authentic cuisines, with over 55 food items from across 14 distinct regions of India in just a period of 3 days. That’s a lot. Trust us! You’d want it all.
Savour the taste of Indian street food served alongside famous Indian chai. Have a huge sweet tooth, let us spoil you with various savoury and sweet dishes, ranging from rasgullas to julab jamuns. Need a drink as well. We have a selection of mango lassi along with your choice of beer, wine and single malt whisky to choose from.

2. Cultural Programs:
Love music and entertainment, lets us sweep you off your feet and have your heart swayed. Last year, we had performance by violinist maestro L.Subramaniam and accomplished singer Kavita Krishnamurthy live in concert and the response from Canada was outstanding. This year, we’ll be bringing in.. hold on… not so soon. Let the suspense unveil itself over time. We also continue to bring to you our signature event – Canada Unity Dance, an event bringing together 5 WORLD cultures to perform on a single stage. Performed by esteemed artists, enjoy classical,folk and fusion, and various more performances.

3. Workshops:
Want to learn how mix up spices in your life? Learn the top secrets of blending spices by award-winning chefs. Learn about India’s contribution to world civilization, right here at The Great India Festival.
Love colors? Come and join in celebrating India’s most favourite festival HOLI!!! Right here in the Great India Festival located in the heart of,, Canada’s capital.

Dramatic Stage Read Series 1 – Gandari & Vennice Vannigan,Singapore

Dramatic Stage Read Series 1 – Gandari & Vennice Vannigan,Singapore


In the efforts to popularise Dramatic Stage Read Presentation in Singapore, Avant Theatre will be showcasing 4 Original scripts in Tamil this year. As part of this series we highlight Gandari & Vennice Vannigan in May/June 2019 & Chandramughi & Azhagia Asuran in Sep 2019.

Folly & Time, Australia


Exploring the connections and tensions between musician and dancer and the meaning of presence. The work creates a matrix of relationships between three characters – two virtual and one physical – who engage in kinetic and verbal dialogue across real and virtual divides.


Raghav is a contemporary Australian choreographer and performer of Indian heritage with training in modern and Indigenous contemporary dance. His works – Tukre, Mens Rea: The Shifter’s Intent – have toured in Australia and overseas. Silent Trio Beats, Raghav’s new work, is now in development and will premier in 2020. Raghav was identified as a “dancer to watch” by Jill Sykes (SMH) and Michelle Potter (Dance Australia) in 2015. Raghav has collaborated and performed with many of Australia’s leading choreographers. In 2015-17, Sue Heale’s award-winning “On View” and in 2018, Sydney Festival’s premiere of Force Majeure’s “You Animal You”.Folly & Time, Australia




What do you get when you put a self absorbed producer, a cheesy choreographer, a disgruntled acting coach, a has been actress, a fake Godwoman, 2 wannabes, 1 confused secretary, a struggling script writer, an airy socialite and 2 totally clueless actors together? A bad film! Bollywood Returns marks the third in the trilogy of Sangeeta Nambiar’s plays on Bollywood….and this time the film is finally happening – within the play of course!

Watch fantastic amateur actors set the stage alight with their histrionics and dancing abilities! A must watch for a good laugh – at ourselves and society!

Starring Ankush Raisinghani, Veena Puthran Bangera, Jeff Martin, Vineet Kumar, Geeta Balagangadharan, Sonal Sharma, Sangeeta Nambiar, Priya Deorukhkar, Sumati Nagrath, Galathee Salze-Lozac’h, Deepika Bhardwaj and Rachita Arke.

Sufi Qawwali Night with Fanna Fi Allah, North York, Ontario Canada


Fanna Fi Allah is an Ensemble that focuses on Qawwali – a Devotional music of the Moslim Sufis. Fanna-Fi-Allah hold the flame of traditional Sufi Qawwali music, with the blessings of their teachers; some of the greatest masters of the qawwali form in India and Pakistan. Through the beauty of the music they embody a universal message of devotion and tolerance that is crucial to our time The group’s founding members have spent over 20 years learning this classical art, which celebrates the great Sufi mystics of old and relishes in the love of the Divine through poetry. Sung with a powerful soaring chorus and accompanied by the energetic rhythms of tabla and group clapping, the Beloved is celebrated with ecstatic devotion.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Kids under 12 are not allowed.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

On Site Paid parking Flate Rate $10.

What’s the refund policy?

No Refunds.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Individual ticket Must match the names.

Group tickets Must have one name that matches the registration and/or payment option.

Thirumurai Kanda Chozhan – Bommalattam,Singapore


Story of the great king Raja Raja Chozhan of 10th century, who recovered manuscripts of Tamil litreture hidden in the secret chamber of the natarajar temple at chidambaram near thanjavur, enacted through traditional Indian wooden puppetry, along with LIVE orchestra.

Please note: As the seats are limited, we seek your support to reserve seat only if you will attend for sure. If you book and later find you are unable to attend, please cancel your seats by email. Only 2 seats max. per booking; If you need more, use a different email ID. Please note that tickets have to be collected before 7PM at the venue on the date of performance; else seats will be allocated to gatecrashers.

Slumberjack – Sarawak Tour – March 2019,Auckland

Slumberjack – Sarawak Tour – March 2019,Auckland


Following the release of their emotionally-rich, raw collaboration, Daggers’with Machine Age, today SLUMBERJACK announce the duo’s biggest headline tour to date, set for March 2019. The news is paired with the announcement of their forthcoming EP SARAWAK, due to be released early next year via OneLove.

Also today, SLUMBERJACK and Machine Age reveal a captivating music video for ‘Daggers’ which is a metamorphosis of the live shows of each act blending the organic instrumentation of Machine Age with the live electronic world that is SLUMBERJACK.

‘Daggers’ is the first taste from SLUMBERJACK’s upcoming SARAWAK EP which was conceived and produced when the duo sought a respite from the relentless touring cycle they had found themselves in and retreated to the natural beauty of Morgan’s homeland of Sarawak in Borneo, Malaysia.

“There’s been a lot of touring in the last year, all over the globe, and it’s been unbelievably incredible, but it’s left us feeling digitally isolated and has strangled creativity, ” says Fletcher. “This cycle desperately needed to be broken, so we decided to travel… again. But this was different – we went somewhere that was very familiar to Morgan and extremely foreign to me. Somewhere we could spend time living fully in the present, experiencing the natural beauty of the rainforest and sampling the unique sounds of the jungles, caves and traditional instruments we came across.”

The duo captured their experience in Sawarak and have released the first in a series of episodes documenting their journey. Watch the intro HERE + Episode 1: Snake, sago worms & chicken neck HERE.

In 2017 SLUMBERJACK released the #1 iTunes charting Fracture EP which resulted in high rotation singles ‘Fracture’ ft. Vera Blue and ‘Afraid, Unafraid’ ft. Sydnee Carter and a sold-out national tour. Over the past two years the duo have taken their live show on a national run with Falls Festival and Groovin’ the Moo, a third year straight at Splendour in the Grass, as well as Big Pineapple and Touch Bass festivals. In the US they supported TroyBoi and Ekali on their respective US tours, played EDC Las Vegas, and more. In addition to the upcoming national tour they have also been announced on the line up for Mountain Sounds Festival in February 2019.

Myseum Intersections: Bharatanatyam | performance/workshop, Toronto, ON



inDANCE presents Bharatanatyam: History, Performance & Memoryan interactive demonstration featuring live performance, video presentation and a talk that challenges binary notions of “tradition” and “contemporaneity”. Drawing from experiences of race, sexuality, multiculturalism, and post-colonialism, inDANCE gives voice to contemporary expressions of dance through re-interpretations of “traditional Indian dance” and the development of a distinctly Canadian/Toronto movement vocabulary.


Workshop for Bharatanatyam: History, Performance & Memory


March 14 & 15, 2019


Dancemakers Centre

15 Case Goods Lane #301

Toronto, ON M5A 3C4


Free (donations accepted)

Bharatanatyam: History, Performance & Memory is part of Myseum Intersections, an annual festival that explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto through FREE collaborative exhibits, events, workshops, and tours.

Check out the full program at:

If you have any accessibility requests or need additional assistance, please email Myseum at: and we will do our best to accomodate.

In case of any changes or cancellation we will do our best to provide ample notice via email.

Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed.

Nammavar – Dramatic Stage Read and Discourse on the Writings of Latha Krish…,Singapore

Nammavar – Dramatic Stage Read and Discourse on the Writings of Latha Krish


“A dramatic stage reading of the short stories from, “Identity”, from Naan Kolai Seiyum Pengal and from the book “The Goddess in the Living Room”, – “Naked” and ‘Alyssa’ & ‘Alyssa Again’ by Latha Krishnasamy, editor of Tamil Murasu.”

தமிழ்முரசு செய்தித்தாளின் ஆசிரியர், லதா கிரிஷ்ணசாமியின் ‘நான் கொலை செய்யும் பெண்கள்’ எனும் நூலிலிருந்து ‘அடையாளம்’ எனும் சிறுகதை, மற்றும் ‘The Goddess in the Living Room’ நூலிலிருந்து ‘Naked’, ‘Alyssa’ & ‘Alyssa Again’ ஆகிய சிறுகதைகள் மேடை வாசிப்பு மற்றும் கருத்து பரிமாற்ற முறையில் படைக்கப்படுகின்றன.