Bollywood Lovers: looking for a cheap way to celebrate IIFA in Toronto? Here's our guide to all the free and fabulous events taking place this weekend.
Delhi 2 Dublin + Deesha
Celtic Bhangra Electronica – need we say more? It's not secret, we LOVE Delhi 2 Dublin, and a free concert with this band puts a smile on our faces. Delhi 2 Dublin are joined by soulful pop princess, Deesha, who'll be crooning her mix of R&B and Pop this evening.
Bollywood Mashup with Vikas Kohli
Catch fifty singers, dancers and musicians at this outdoor party produced by FatLabs. International composer and music producer Vikas Kohli will fuse punk, hip-hop and Bollywood tunes, while the Toronto Symphony Orchestra violinist James Wallenberg and a full rock band play a starring role in Kohli's production. Bollywood singer Monali Thakur will sing racy songs like "Zara Zara Touch Me," while dancers and dholis back up this ensemble musical cast.
Samsara: Feel the Flow
This family friendly arts festival takes place around Rogers Centre, just prior to the IIFA Green Carpet and Awards. Experience classical and contemporary South Asian music, dance and fashion, all themed around Earth, Fire, Air and Water. Lookout for Indo-Brazilian processional drummers weaving in and out of crowds at the IIFA grounds.