Vancouver Diwali 2010 Yaletown

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Diwali is the South Asian festival of light and it’s often associated with lots of traditional Indian sweets and fireworks. The streets of South Vancouver and Surrey will definitely be much brighter this weekend. However, not to be lost in the mix is the massive celebration going on in Yaletown.

Enjoy the best in South Asian arts and culture at at the Roundhouse Community Centre this Sunday!

What: 7th Annual Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Festival
When: Sunday November 7 from 12pm – 6pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre, Yaletown

Diwali Downtown: Schedule of Events

12:00 Doors Open
12:30 Welcome and Speeches

Opreet Kang – Chair of Diwali Celebration Society
Raj Hundal – Vancouver Parks Board Commissioner
The Honorable Gregor Robertson – Mayor of Vancouver
Deborah Freedman – Coast Capital Savings Yaletown Branch

1st Half Performances:

12:45 Vandna Sidher (Dance / Bharat Natyam)
1:00 Ta-Ki-Ta (Music / Indo-Jazz Celtic Fusion)
1:30 Aarti Pole, with Nanako Aranaki (Dance / Kathak and Flamenco)
1:45 Mohamed Assani (Music / Sitar and Tabla)
2:00 Lady Garba (Dance / Garba)
2:15 Pocket Bhangra iPhone Orchestra (Music / Electronic)
2:25 Vidyasagar Vankayala (Music / Carnatic Vocal)
2:45 Shiamak’s Bollywood Indo-Jazz Dance (Dance / Bollywood)

3:00 INTERMISSION

2nd Half Performances:

3:35 Shan E Punjab (Dance / Youth Bhangra Team)
3:50 Babukishan Das Baul (Music / Bengal Gypsy)
4:15 Eric Hamber Dance (Dance / Youth Bhangra Team)
4:20 Shamik Bilgi and Ajay Kapur (Music / Beatbox and Electronic Sitar)
4:40 Fusion Drummers: Dhol Meets Taiko (Music / Drums)
4:50 UBC Girlz (Dance / Bhangra)
5:00 Scheherazaad Cooper (Dance / Odissi)
5:15 BPM (Music / Hip Hop)

SECOND STAGE PERFORMANCES – GYMNASIUM

12:00 Doors Open
12:30 / 2:30 / 4:30 Tabla and Sitar: Sunny Matharu & Josh Feinberg
1:30 / 3:30 / 5:30 Bhangra Workshop: Raakhi Sinha and Gurpreet Sian

BOLLYWOOD SHENANIGANS – PERFORMANCE CENTRE

1:00pm / 2:00pm / 4:00pm / 5:00pm (5$ admission)

OTHER ACTIVITIES: 12pm – 6pm

Massive Rangoli (Multi-Purpose Room B)
Visual Arts Exhibit (Dance Studio)
Diya Painting / Mehndi Tattoos (1$ – 2$ donation / Gymnasium)
Face Painting sponsored by Coast Capital Savings (Gymnasium)
Food and Craft Vendors (Various Locations / Gymnasium)

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