2016 Festival Performers

Bold and adventurous, the 2016 lineup of performers is one of our most exciting.

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Ms. Mutta

Born to activist parents of Indian descent, Rakhi Mutta was raised in the vibrant city of Toronto, where she currently lives and works.
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Dave Bawa

Cutting-edge, versatile, unique and a true representation of home-grown Canadian talent – what better way to describe young newcomer Dave Bawa?
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Cherry on Top

Cherry OnTop has been performing as a burlesque artist in Vancouver since 2003 and is one of the founders of Sweet Soul Burlesque, the acclaimed West Coast troupe.
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Horsepowar

Vancouver-based rapper Horsepowar uses Bollywood theatrics to take audiences on a sonic and visual journey from Canada to India—there and back again.
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GS Hundal

Ever since he can remember, GS Hundal has had a deep passion for music. Born Gurpal Singh Hundal in Burnaby, BC, he recalls the first tape he ever heard was Surjit Bindrakhia's "Duputta Tera Satrang Da."
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DJ Intense

INTENSE (Aneil Kainth) was born and raised in Surrey, BC and has rocked the North American DJ circuit for over a decade.
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I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Chicken

Since 2010, the Butter Chicken gang has satisfied the palates of thousands of theatre-goers in shows like I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken!—The Best Of Show, The Butter Chicken Reloaded, The Butter Chicken’s Back… Alright, and The Fellowship of the Butter Chicken.
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KayRay

Kiran Rai, who goes by the name of KayRay, is an actor, filmmaker, and model.
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DJ Khanvict

DJ Khanvict, AKA Asad Khan, is the top South Asian/Fusion wedding DJ on the west coast, as confirmed by several industry professionals and credible client feedback.
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Inder Kooner

Multi-talented Vancouver artist Inder Kooner does it all: he’s a singer, songwriter, and a solo artist; in 2014, he released his first single, “Gut Nagni,” produced by Popsy “The Music Machine” from the UK, which immediately shot to the top of Canada’s iTunes charts, and hasn’t looked back since!
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DJ KSR

DJ KSR is one of the best known bhangra DJs bred out of North America.
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Lil India

Lil India’s endless love and desire to hear Jodeci on the dancefloor is how they began DJing.
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DJ Maieli

Bianca is a DJ/Producer from Los Angeles who creates under her middle name Maieli (pronounced Mayeli)
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Harj Nagra

Canadian hotshot Harj Nagra is behind some of the biggest bhangra tracks of recent times, including his debut "Dil Vaarda" with Sukshinder Shinda, and his international dance-floor anthem, "Range Rover," featuring the vocals of Benny Dhaliwal.
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April O'Peel

Since graduating from Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society's Becoming Burlesque program, this comic cutie has titillated audiences in dozens of venues across Vancouver and Canada.
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Angelina Rai

After high school, Angelina attended Malaspina University and completed her diploma in Criminology.
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Jasmine Sandlas

Jasmine Sandlas is a playback singer and songwriter who specializes in R&B, Bollywood, Hindustani classical music, pop, Punjabi rap, and traditional folk music.
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Scarlet Lux

Based in Vancouver, BC, Sally Myrfield and Angelina Thorne teach and perform both classical and fusion bellydance, produce showcases and revues, and create opportunities for training in the belly dance art form on every level.
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Rup Sidhu

Rup Sidhu is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, producer and composer.
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Sparkle Plenty

The lovechild of Stella Artois and Jose Cuervo makes Sparkle Plenty a very saucy lady in more ways than one.
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Sanjay Seran

Sanjay Seran entered the Vancouver desi music scene as a teen in the late 90’s and has since brought his sound around the globe touring with his band Delhi 2 Dublin.
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DJ Swift

Gary Luddu, also known as DJ Swift, is a skilled DJ who was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, with five plus years of experience
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Malinder Tooray

MTOORAY is the USA’s first female dhol player. She has played for artists such as B21, Jassi Sidhu, Panjabi MC, RDB, Nindy Kaur, Sukshinder Shinda, Bikram Singh, Ishmeet Narula, Chebi Sabbah, Dj Rekha, and Sukbhir.
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Vijay Yamla

All the way from India, Vijay Kumar Yamla brings his prodigious musical talents to Bhangra on Main this year.
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Vixon Von Flex

Vixen Von Flex is constantly fine tuning his craft and dazzling audiences around the world.
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Socratease

Munish Sharma was born and raised in Saskatchewan and graduated with a BFA in Performance from the University of Regina in 2006.
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En Karma

Founded by Pip Dhaliwal (Drums), Nick Chowlia (Keyboards), Inder Kooner (Vox), Ricky Thinda (Bass), and Karm Kooner (Dhol), En Karma has been steadily building an International name as the bhangra scene's indie rockers.
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