So it's finally here. The folks at Desifest have their annual concert on Saturday, May 30th at Yonge-Dundas Square. And if you're in the mood for some fun...desi style, there's no better place to be!
Last year, they had Apache Indian perform live among a bunch of other artists. This year promises to be better, with Raghav scheduled to perform live in Toronto. For the Neanderthals who have been hiding under a rock, Raghav's been around for a while now and has a pretty laidback style of music. A blend of hip hop with reggae and a dash of Bollywood is how I'd describe his style of music. If we have a nice, sunny day, I can promise there's nothing better than to relax, take it easy and listen to the laidback tunes of this versatile singer. I think that may be the reggae vibe kicking in! He has a pretty nifty voice that works equally well in both English and Hindi tracks. So take some time out to listen to this hot singer....
Apart from Raghav, the organisers at DesiFest do a fantastic job at bringing together some of the best South Asian talents around. It's a pretty long list of artists and performers who are scheduled to perform this year. And I have to give credit where it's due... So the organisers of DesiFest... take a bow, for bringing such a versatile mix of performers out to perform...for free!!!
From McMaster, there's an enthusiastic bunch of dancers who have competed at a bunch of competitions with great results. Called the imMACculate dance team, I think they'll be pretty interesting to watch. Then from the mainstream list of artists, you have a smattering of groups and solo artists. There's Amanda Davis, A-Slam (watch this space for an interview soon), DJ Baba Kahn, Blitzkrieg, En Karma, Falak, Jay Deala, Kazak, Logun, Parichay, Prita Chhabra, Saima Khan, SGPD (awesome!) Sukhdev Darapuria, Sumeet... And like me, if you haven't heard all these artists live in the flesh, this Saturday promises to be as good a chance as any!
So come out, show your support and encourage South Asian artists as they perform in downtown Toronto. It promises to be a fun day with some good music and at the beginning of summer, there's nothing more anyone could really ask for!