MUSIC + DOOR-DELIVERED CULINARY TREATS + AFTERPARTY
“There’s not another event like it on the summer calendar in Vancouver.” – The Georgia Straight
It’s a celebration! For those of you who’ve been missing our legendary art-filled parties, we’ve put an online version together that comes as close as you can to the real thing (yes, food as well!). This is going to be an evening of magic on many levels.
We start with Tributaries, an evening of outstanding new music curated by Jarrett Martineau, host of the award-winning show ‘Reclaimed’ on CBC Radio One. This part of the evening can be accessed for free by registering. But the way to really experience this evening is to sign up for the full experience which features a home-delivered multi-course menu* by award-winning Chef Tushar of Indian Pantry. The ticket also gives you exclusive access to our Zoom room afterparty with DJs Lil India x Horsepowar. So put those pyjamas away and dress up – you’ll be seen, we’ll all be dancing. Let’s send Indian Summer Festival’s 10th Anniversary edition off in style!
TRIBUTARIES – curated by Jarrett Martineau and hosted by CBC’s Michelle Eliot
From improvisational Indian classical rhythms and Persian and Arabic modes, to a new wave of ‘soulcapella’, funk, Bhangra, and R&B, this special concert traces sonic paths across cultures and communities. Featuring Grammy award-winning artists, rising stars, and future voices, Tributaries claims space for brown love, Black joy and self-acceptance. The concert features new music and unreleased songs from voices across the continent including:
Madison McFerrin. The acclaimed singer-songwriter is one of Pitchfork’s 2020 ‘Artists to Watch. She follows in the footsteps of her legendary vocalist father Bobby McFerrin, and grandfather Robert McFerrin (the first African-American man to sing at NYC’s Metropolitan Opera) with an audacious ‘a capella’ set. Her compelling and distinctive sound, dubbed “soulcapella” by Questlove, brims with a transcendent joy and beauty.
Pranam “Chin” Injeti is an icon in Canadian music. He is a multiple-Grammy and Juno Award-winning artist and producer, who has produced for the likes of Drake, 50 Cent, and Eminem. His own soul sonic adventures channel the funk of Prince and the soul of Stevie. For this special ISF2020 performance, Chin will debut a set of all-new, unreleased music from his forthcoming project.
Sangha is an ensemble featuring the brilliant Juno Award-winning Oud/Guitar player Gordon Grdina, and acclaimed multi-instrumentalists Neelamjit Dhillon on Tabla, Hidayat Honari on Tar, and Hamin Honari on Tombak and Daf. For this special ISF2020 performance, the musicians will perform remotely from four locations: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Montreal, and New York.
Neela is a rising pop and R&B singer from Vancouver. Her sensuous, impassioned, and soulful sounds have led her to collaborate with renowned producers like Beatchild and Chin Injeti. Her take on pop music is about celebrating love and self-acceptance. Neela will debut all-new music from her forthcoming EP.
Lil India x Horsepowar Lil India have been staying true to their vision of playing good music and setting good vibes through their Hey Lover parties and Gastown’s first Bollywood to Bhangra party, JALOOS. Recently they’ve been hosting JALOOS radio and playing a residency at Hungama in London, UK. For this special ISF2020 performance, Lil India will be joined by rising Desi rapper Horsepowar, to bring the visual and sonic bounce of Bollywood into their R&B and Hip-Hop-infused set.
*The multi-course dinner box will be delivered within the specified zones below. Register by Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 9AM. Click here to see map. (You may also purchase this option and have your box donated locally to someone in need). See more information about menu, delivery logistic and delivery zones on https://www.indiansummerfest.ca/2020/07/11/isf2020-10th-anniversary-closing-party-menu-details/
ISF2020: 10th Anniversary Closing Party is presented with support from SoundON, Creative BC, and the Province of British Columbia.
This event will be live-captioned on all platforms.
About Indian Summer Festival
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