Vibrant Brampton features an exciting lineup of artists and performers

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 21:25:25 +0000

Vibrant Brampton, a festival featuring renowned and emerging artists from Canada, India, Pakistan, Europe and the U.K.,  will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday from July 21 to August 11, 2020. Bollywood and Punjabi Heartthrob, Navraj Hans, the winner of Rising Star 2 and Saregama L’il Champs, Hemant Brijwasi, Indian Idol 9 Winner and Bollywood […]

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#StayHome with #BollywoodMonster Mashup Event Week Begins

Credit to Author: Laura Jackman| Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:09:15 +0000

#StayHome with #BollywoodMonster Mashup Event Week Begins Largest South Asian festival in Canada is days away from performances by Bollywood celebrities like Sunny Leone and more!  News Release July 20, 2020  The largest South Asian festival in Canada is ready to launch its first virtual event, #StayHome with #BollywoodMonster Mashup presented by TD – The Ready […]

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Virtual event for Immigrant and newcomer actors and producers in film and theatre

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:41:07 +0000

Calgary-based Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation is organizing a virtual panel discussion to be held on Thursday, July 23, for emerging newcomer and immigrant actors and producers in film and theatre. Relevant issues for emerging newcomer actors who are interested in pursuing careers in film or theatre will be discussed. This virtual event will provide […]

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South Asian festivals showcasing Ontario’s culture and diversity to come alive in a digital format

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:15:28 +0000

Keeping the current COVID-19 pandemic in mind, four eagerly anticipated events – Vibrant Brampton, Vibrant Star, Visual Arts of South Asia (V.A.S.A) Arts festival and META – showcasing the culture and diversity of Ontario, will come alive this year in a digital format. Presented by Arts & Culture Initiative of South Asia (ACISA), more than […]

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Community voices share diverse perspectives in the time of COVID-19

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 13 May 2020 20:45:15 +0000

Voices from the community share diverse perspectives in ongoing virtual conversations being organized by Myseum Toronto, a nonprofit convening, curating and sharing stories of Toronto through engaging programs and experiences. In May 2020, a two-part series titled ‘Stories of Collective Care in the Time of COVID-19’ brings together diverse voices from the community to speak […]

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Museum without walls: opening virtual doors during COVID-19

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 23:49:40 +0000

While museums have had to temporarily close down according to public health directives issued due to the situation with COVID-19, many like Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum, are finding ways to open virtual doors to their audiences.  The Museum, which calls itself North America’s only Islamic art museum, continues to offer online experiences to help people […]

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Brampton book festival featuring diverse storytellers goes virtual

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 16:15:34 +0000

The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) featuring diverse authors and storytellers in Brampton is being virtually this year. Going virtual will enable that the festival to welcome attendees from across Canada to the online edition. Given the situation with the Coronavirus, the 2020 festival has been adapted from 26 in-person events to 17 virtual events […]

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Art that transcends borders at the Aga Khan Museum

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:05:26 +0000

Aga Khan Museum celebrates the creativity and artistic contributions of newcomers with a season focused on stories of immigration. The Aga Khan Museum’s Winter/Spring 2020 season features 51 visual artists, 15 performances, and 10 speakers, representing more than 50 countries worldwide. Many are immigrants or refugees themselves, while others are descendants of recent immigrants. “In […]

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How a child’s first language includes more than words

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 23:17:57 +0000

This International Mother Language Day (Feb. 21), Canadians celebrated their multilingual heritage by recognizing flexible uses of languages. According to UNESCO, “Mother tongue or mother language refers to a child’s first language, the language learned in the home from older family members.” As a linguistic anthropologist who studies language use in diverse communities, I know […]

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