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VonDon is creating his own lane, to becoming one of the industries newest and hottest artist. Von just recently released his EP titled “After You” which is a follow up to his album titled “LA’s Finest”.

Self-made entrepreneur, VonDon is the owner of production company, First Row. He is also an Engineer and has worked with artist including Tokyo Vanity, Tokyo Jetz, Loso Loaded, DaeDae, Skooly, and Molly Brazy just to name a few. Von has also had the opportunity to open for Megan Thee Stallion.
What truly makes VonDon different is his ability to be an artist and engineer at the same time. “I’m most proud of the growth, looking back at where I was compared to where I am now, is still surreal to me. Being able to make a living off music and not have to work a job means so much to me,” says VonDon.

About Von Don
VonDon is originally from Los Angeles, CA and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. He received his associates from SAE in Audio Engineering and Sound Productions. For more information on VonDon, please visit, and you can follow him at Officialvondon on Instagram and Twitter. His music can be found on Tidal, Apple Music, Spotify and all other music streaming platforms.

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Respect The Underground Selects as Official Technology Partner for its Arizona Hip-Hop Festival

Owner & Founder of Respect The Underground, Justus Samuel

6th Annual Arizona Hip-Hop Festival partners with

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2019 / —, a leading global event management and registration platform, announced today that Respect The Underground, an elite pro-artist platform, has chosen as its official ticketing partner to power their sixth annual multi-day Arizona Hip-Hop Festival.

Respect The Underground is an underground global authority that provides an open-source platform of resources and development for independent artists all over the world. The Arizona Hip-Hop Festival showcases many talents and brings together the community to experience all the elements of hip hop culture.

It is the largest entirely independent hip hop festival in the world, with over 400 live performances, 100 live painters, break-dancing, live graffiti, educational workshops, food trucks, and custom car shows. Displaying all walks of life from the Southwest, the festival is a genuine representation of hip hop in its purest form.

“ allowed us to take our business to the next level, giving us the tools to manage our events, and extend our reach to sponsors outside of our network,” said Justus Samuel, Owner & Founder of Respect The Underground. “They’ve helped us streamline the ticketing experience and ability to purchase merchandise for our concert goers. We just leveled up,” he added.

“ is proud to partner with Respect The Underground," said Stephen Partridge, Co-founder and President of “Much like the way Arizona Hip-Hop Festival brings the finest elements of hip hop into one weekend, offers more than just a ticketing platform. Through this partnership, we’re honored to help take their event to the next level by providing them with our event marketing and sponsorship services.”

The 6th Annual Arizona Hip-Hop Festival takes place November 16-17, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. Tickets are available now on

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Jessica Meuse Enjoys 7 Million Streams and 7 Film Festivals Wins

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He made me so mad that I had to write and record this song!”

— Jessica Meuse

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, August 14, 2019 / — Songs from Jessica Meuse “Halfhearted” have surpassed the seven million streams mark and her music video “Love Her Better” has received awards at seven film festivals.

Meuse’s first full-length album “Halfhearted” hit the streets last year, released by Warrior Records. It has been embraced by her fans reaching Top 10 as an iTunes Country Album and Jessica’s first single “Thank God It Didn’t Work” was a Top 100 Mediabase Country Song. Her second radio single “Love Her Better” is currently being promoted to outlets around the country.

Jessica’s “Love Her Better” music video has also been making the rounds at film festivals and to date has garnished seven awards in the Short Film/Music Video category, most recently as an Official Selection in last month’s San Antonio Film Festival. Other awards include WorldFest Houston Film Festival (REMI Winner), New Hope Film Festival (Official Selection), Eurovision Palermo Film Festival (Official Selection), Nevada International Film Festival (Platinum Reel Award), Great Lakes International Film Festival (Official Selection), and Laughlin International Film Festival (Official Selection).

“I wrote ‘Love Her Better’ after dating a guy for 4 months," says Jessica. "It was long enough for his true colors come out…he thought it was ok to cheat on me with his ex-girlfriend and a married lady! He made me so mad that I had to write and record this song!”

While promoting “Halfhearted,” Meuse continues her travel schedule around the country performing at her own shows and also at various charitable events. For further information, visit

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Tunetrax Announces Creation of Opportunities Services for Independent Musicians

Texas Indie Fest 2020 submissions are open now at Tunetrax

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, August 13, 2019 / — Tunetrax is excited to announce the creation of its “Opportunities” services, offering artists the ability to submit directly from the platform to Radio Airplay, Music Festivals, Showcases, Licensing deals, Record Label deals and other Professional Services, such as Songwriting Analysis And The Business Of Sync.

“Our development team has been working diligently on creating new opportunities for artists. We wanted to design a system fair to any artist, and wanted to make it a non-requirement to be a “paying subscriber” to our services in order for artists to apply, in contrast to our direct competitors” said Rémi Jourdan, Tunetrax CEO.

“We designed a system of submission to opportunities that is extremely easy for any artist to use. We implemented several filters and search capabilities that make it effective for specific opportunities artists may want to apply to” said Andy Schulz, Tunetrax CIO.

“Texas Indie Fest is looking forward to collaborate with Tunetrax, and to offer artists the ability to apply thru the Tunetrax’s platform for our 10th year anniversary events. All taking place during Music Week in Austin, Texas in March 2020. We are planning to add many more festivals and opportunities for artists in the very near future nationwide” said Jeff Popka, Co-CEO of Tune City.

This announcement confirms Tunetrax’s strong commitment in getting independent artists recognized and their music heard. Tunetrax Opportunities services are a great way for artists to get additional chances to make a living off their craft.

For artists to submit to opportunities, just visit if you are not registered to Tunetrax yet, you will be asked to create a free EPK in a matter of a few minutes in order to submit to opportunities.

About Tunetrax
Tunetrax is a one-stop music platform where musicians build successful careers. Tunetrax lets artists upload and share their songs, videos, photos, blogs, newsletters and upcoming shows, all shareable instantly onto all major social media networks. Tunetrax Music Discovery platform provides powerful tools to musicians to promote their music, apply to opportunities, connect with booking agents and venues, and engage directly with fans, via one simple dashboard.

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Lauren Cristino Joins Wartburg as Creative Arts Therapist

Lauren Cristino

MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK, USA, August 13, 2019 / — Wartburg hires Creative Arts Therapist to expand award-winning Creative Aging & Lifelong Learning Program.

Mount Vernon, N.Y. (August 7, 2019) – Wartburg, a senior residential and healthcare facility in Mount Vernon, NY, welcomes Lauren Cristino, ATR-BC, LCAT, a licensed and board certified creative arts therapist, as their Creative Aging & Lifelong Learning Coordinator. Lauren brings a wealth of experience in a variety of work settings such as adult and geriatric inpatient, psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, long term day centers and nursing homes.

Prior to becoming a licensed creative arts therapist, Lauren obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Iona College majoring in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and a minor in Fine Arts. As a student clinician during her final year at Iona, she took a turn in her career path and found art to be an astonishing modality for communication. Utilizing art therapy in innovative ways, Lauren was able to increase expressive language skills, overall mood, affect and creativity of patients.

A cornerstone of Wartburg’s programs is their award-winning, internationally recognized Creative Aging & Lifelong Learning program. Creative Aging provides unique creative ways of increasing a senior’s quality of life. Teaching artists, theatre professors, college groups from local universities, community groups, and volunteers bring Wartburg’s residents the stimulation and peer camaraderie that aligns with their mission to nurture body, mind and spirit.

“Creative Aging is a vital part of our mission to providing stimulating arts-based therapies to those entrusted to our care,” said Ann Frey, Director of Volunteers. “Lauren is a wonderful addition to our dynamic team and is bringing together our cadre of artists and volunteers to increase programming and enhance the benefits to our seniors.”

In addition to her responsibilities to manage Creative Aging programs for Wartburg residents and the community, Lauren is implementing a fully integrated creative arts program across all disciplines, including music and dance, within the Wartburg community. In partnership with other creative arts therapists and Wartburg’s clinical staff, Lauren is initiating a new level of care providing psychotherapy, a therapeutic approach to improve an individual’s emotional needs by using art as a modality for communication. Not only will Lauren be practicing in groups and one-on-one sessions throughout the campus, she will also be training interns from universities throughout New York to become creative arts therapists. The interns will train with fellow music and dance movement therapists and form a collaborative team to help increase residents’ quality of life.

“I am committed to bringing high quality programs needed to ensure everyone lives their best life by listening and addressing the emotional needs of our residents and the oldest members of our community as well as creating a collaborative environment of clinical staff and creative arts therapists on campus,” said Lauren Cristino.

“We are excited to welcome Lauren to our Wartburg family,” said Dr. David J. Gentner, Wartburg President & CEO. “With her extensive experience, enthusiasm and wealth of ideas, I have no doubt she will bring this vital program for our seniors to a whole new level.”

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on its beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, its continuing care approach has earned Wartburg a trusted reputation in Westchester. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Wartburg was named one of the "Best Nursing Homes in New York State" by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year in 2018.

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Travis Scott to Perform at StyleX During New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 13, 2019 / — For Immediate Release
Contact: Andre M. Johnson (202) 345-0901

StyleX and KIMAC Group Announce Partnership – Bringing Fashion, Art, Culture to Global Platform

Travis Scott to Perform at StyleX During New York Fashion Week

This September, The KIMAC Group joins StyleX to bring fashion, music and art together for an incredible weekend, celebrating design and culture from around the globe. Attendees will be treated to a series of world class fashion show presentations, incredible art installations and music performances by today's top talent.

On September 5th at Sony Hall, a music performance by Travis Scott will kick off the three-day event, where guests will preview SS'20 looks by Sprayground, Adriana Sahar, Andre Emery, Romeo + Juliet Couture, Le Saint Beachwear, Emma Altman Apparel, Richard Hallmarq and more. Each runway collection will feature unique hairstyles by Style X Haircare, as they make their product launch debut. An immersive marketplace will allow guests to directly interact with a vast variety of artists, designers and brands as they sample upcoming products and shop exclusive merchandise.

The KIMAC Group, a global music, arts and cultural organization focused on promoting world peace through socially inspiring events, is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with StyleX, a globally recognized company known for producing top fashion, music and art events throughout the entire world.

The partnership between the two entities will focus primarily on producing lifestyle events that are inspired by today’s culture and focused on fashion weeks around the world beginning with the 2019 NYFW.

“This year’s celebration of fashion, arts and music for NYFW through our Joint Venture with StyleX will bring a cutting edge approach and fire to fashion design and runway presentation not seen before and we look forward to doing this all over the world,” said Oliver Kellman, Co-CEO of The KIMAC Group.

The KIMAC Group and StyleX strategic partnership, will celebrate culture and connectedness by bringing fashion, music and art together under the same roof in top global cities.

The ability of StyleX to curate a unique space that brings designers, artists and buyers together coupled with KIMAC’s organizational leadership and public sector experience, influence and reach in the entertainment industry made for a very palpable partnership.

“We see this as an amazing opportunity to expand our brand internationally while at the same time partnering with a group that makes us a tremendous force,” said Veronica Welch.

More details are forthcoming regarding StyleX and The KIMAC Group’s first collaborative effort at NYFW 2019.


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The KIMAC Group, a global music, arts & cultural organization, was founded by industry thought leaders who shared a vision of uniting the world through the common appreciation of cultural diversity, music and the arts. Our mission is to start conversations, spread awareness, and create uniting experiences that will inspire our human race to move towards a common consciousness and peace.

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Producer of globally recognized fashion, music and art events, providing top designers, brands and artists a world-class platform to showcase on. StyleX presents the season’s must see shows, unforgettable performances, and exclusive installations. We represent the diverse cultures of the world integrating international designers, media, celebrities and commerce season after season.

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Opera & Arias: Verdi and More. Under the Tents in Vanier Park on August 26 and September 2

UBC’s Nancy Hermiston directs and maestro Leslie Dala (Vancouver Opera) leads the musicians, joined by acclaimed guest performer Simone Osborne.

We look forward to having Simone Osborne back on the Bard stage with the tremendous talent of the UBC Opera Ensemble and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. This is a concert you won’t want to miss!”

— Christopher Gaze, Bard on the Beach Artistic Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, August 13, 2019 / — Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents its annual Opera & Arias concerts, bringing the most gorgeous melodies to life — from La Traviata, Rigoletto, Carmen and more. Enjoy the 30th season of Bard on the Beach by attending a live performance of these best-loved opera selections which are sure to seduce, delight and inspire.

The rising stars of the UBC Opera Ensemble and members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra bring Opera & Arias: Verdi and More! to Vanier Park on two Mondays in late August and early September. UBC’s Nancy Hermiston, who was recently inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, directs this in-concert staging. Mestro Leslie Dala leads the musicians and all performances are hosted by Christopher Gaze, the Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach. As a special highlight, internationally acclaimed soprano and UBC Opera alumni Simone Osborne will be a featured performer in all four concerts.

“I’m so pleased to bring some of the most beautiful music from the best-loved operas to our audience” says Gaze. “I remember Simone when she was a teenager in one of our Young Shakespearean workshops – she has now become one of Canada's finest Opera singers and loved and respected far and wide. We look forward to having her back on the Bard stage with the tremendous talent of the UBC Opera Ensemble and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. This is a concert you won’t want to miss!”

The UBC Opera Ensemble was created in 1995 by Professor Hermiston and draws from advanced students in the UBC School of Music. “We welcome Simone Osborne back to her UBC alma mater with much love, admiration and deepest gratitude for joining us once again on the stage” says Professor Hermiston. This year’s program, Verdi and More! will feature both familiar and debut soloists, with a cast including: Simone Osborne, Andrea Wyllie, Ian McCloy, Dae Hyun Justin Cho, Thomas Lamont, Iorwerth Lewis, Alyssa Samson, Carleigh Ross, Philip Wing, Liam Robertson, Benson Temple, Rafael Laurindo, Sodam Lee, Sydney Frelick, Magdalena How, Luka Kawabata, Hyum Seung Son, Turgut Akmete, Ian Cleary, Irem Ince, Yenny Lee, Kurt Ward-Theiss, Taryn Plater, Hope Nelson, Tessa Waddell, Amanda Na, Julia Johnstone, Nia Lewis, Maya Goell, Christopher Nakatani, Sarah Sum, Juliana Cook, Leila Kirves, Sarah Anderson-Caulfield, Marina Agasian, Abigail Ayala, Alanah Ellsworth, and Justin Chen.

Matinee performances (2pm) and evening performances (7:30pm) are on Monday, August 26 and Monday,
September 2. The concerts are on Bard’s BMO Mainstage, backed by a spectacular vista of mountains, sea and sky.

Ticket prices include all applicable fees & taxes and begin at $26; youth price available. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection, as many performances sell out in advance. Full pricing information and site and event details are on the Bard website at To book tickets, call the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559 or (toll free) 1-877-739-0559 or order online through the Bard website.

About Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Established in 1990, the annual summer festival’s mission is to perform, explore and celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare, surrounded by the natural beauty of Vancouver, British Columbia. Bard also offers year-round education and training programs for youth, adults and theatre professionals in its administrative home at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village as well as in schools and community facilities throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Bard on the Beach gratefully acknowledges the corporate sponsors who support and sustain the Festival and its programs. 2019 sponsors include Season Sponsors Newmont Goldcorp and the Peter & Joanne Brown Foundation; Production Sponsors Avison Young, Lawson Lundell, BlueShore Financial and Lonetree Cider; Season Media Sponsors The Vancouver Sun and Global BC, as well as many other valued sponsors and partners. Bard also thanks the City of Vancouver Cultural Services Department, the Vancouver Park Board, the Province of British Columbia, the BC Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts for their continuing support.

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Quentin Taratino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Challenged by Novelist Griswald Over Sharon Tate's Real Life Fate



"Once Upon A Time in Hollywood" by Quentin Taratino Challenged by "GIRL FROM RUE SERPENTE" writer John Griswald on new ending for Sharon Tate's actual murder.

One should not casually sweep the Manson-Tate murders under the carpet. It could be a dangerous decision now and in the years to come.”

— John Griswald

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 13, 2019 / — "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood" is challenged by "Girl From Rue Serpente" novelist John Griswald in what he calls "Truth" in pop culture films for the way Quentin Taratino handles the brutal murder of pregnant actress Sharon Tate — one of the most brutal and violent crimes on Hollywood's record.

Director-Producer Quentin Taratino has received wide acclaim by journalists and movie critics for "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood," starring Leonardo di Caprio and Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in a fantasy drama/comedy involving the Sharon Tate/Charles Manson Murders that shook the golden age of Hollywood (and the rest of the world) in August, 1969.

But Taratino was also criticized for the ending which saw actress Sharon Tate who was murdered in the Hollywood area some 50 years ago, by simply walking away at the end of the film as if nothing has happened to her.

At this point in time, as the movie appears to be up for many Academy Award nominations for Oscars, Griswald wants to ask if the ending is meant "to honor or dishonor Sharon Tate" by what happens to her in his movie, which is a complete departure from the historical reality from the Manson-Tate murders on official records. Others killed at the residence that night were Tate's friends Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojcieh Frykowski and the caretaker's friend Steven Parent.

John Griswald, who was a publicist in Hollywood entertainment industry at the time, recalls how the murders almost "closed down Hollywood" as results were constantly being published "hot off the press" night and day as every detail was released to the public. Griswald even knew, slightly, the young man named Billy Garretson, who was the caretaker of the property where the murders took place. Years later Garretson admitted that he heard the killings but locked himself up in the guest house to avoid being killed himself.

Griswald has made a list what he remembers as the most important memories of the Tate-Manson Murders:
1. Brutal murders, especially of pregnant Sharon Tate herself
2. LSD involvement but little actual knowledge of actual drugs and amounts
3. Charlie Manson, the mystery man who led the cult of murderers
4. "What's a nice Jewish girl like you doing here?" description of the Manson girls
5. "Helter Skelter" Beatles' song involvement. Somehow very weird
6. Little known about Sharon Tate and most of the others. And how they got to be victims
7. Manson Nazi swatchika on his forehead.
8. Girls seemed to be "uppity" as if they were having fun being on trial for murder.

With these somewhat vague memories lingering all these years, Griswald wants to know what messages Hollywood is sending to movie audiences through this film. Is the door opened wider now than ever before under the current circumstances? Especially, since the most memorable person involved is Sharon Tate!

Griswald started awarding notable people and celebrities for efforts to help members of mankind — the Girl From Rue Serpente Goodwill Citizen Award — for "spiritual activism." Earlier this year awards were presented to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee for "Descapita," the most viewed youTube video ever. Amazon's Jeff Bezos was the recipient last month.

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International Music Producer and Songwriter, DJ Fredy Muks Takes Afrobeats to the World

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 12, 2019 / — DJ Fredy Muks has released his highly anticipated full-length album, "African Shadow" (Around The World In Afrobeat). This 7-track album is now available on iTunes and other digital platforms.

Fredy Muks is dubbed by fans and the press as 'the ambassador of multi-genre music' and has gained recognition as a producer, songwriter, and DJ. The Album "African shadow" (Around The World In Afrobeat) is an evidence of his work in the spread of AfroBeats music, an ode to women and a bridge to the world between cultures.

"African Shadow" (Around The World In Afrobeat) is a 7-Songs Album whereby Dj Fredy Muks collaborated with 7 of his good creative friends from USA, Mexico, Kazakstan, Armenia, Kenya, India & Canada to create a masterpiece. "African shadow" is a standing testament to its creator's musical prowess and ability to seamlessly incorporate a variety of influences into a progressive, and soulful music album.

"African Shadow" (Around The World In Afrobeat) is the product of years of composition, recording, and production. Global warming to hopeless romantics, this album is filled with gems of lyrics and melodies for the ages, with inspirations from the likes of the renowned Afro legend, Fela Kuti, with a blend of electronic sounds, this album perfectly represents the state of the new age afro-pop music. This album pulls inspiration from the past, present, future, and a variety of international influences.

Notable collaborators and featured musicians delivering instrumental & vocal performances include Braile from the USA, Z Lala from Armenia, Chalease from Mexico, Nahsha from Kenya, Marty Crown from Kazakhstan, Amber J from Canada, and Shefali from India. These are artists with diverse musical and cultural backgrounds coming together to create a timeless musical quality.

Music written and performed straight from the heart is how "African Shadow" (Around The World In Afrobeat) has been described by the people that have listened to the album. As a very talented and hard-working artist and performer, DJ Fredy Muks is the principal creative force behind the new album as the composer and producer.

"African Shadow" (Around The World In Afrobeat) is now available here:

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DJ Fredy Muks founder of MUKS ENTERTAINMENT, is an international multi-genre music producer, songwriter, and resident DJ at the HOLLYWOOD. Born in Cameroon, lived and performed across the world, he has penned and produced major hit songs for several artists around the world. He is also a member of the recording academy (Grammys) and an advocate and ambassador for Afro-pop and AfroBeats music worldwide.

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TD South Asian Festival 2019 Event # 3 Kick Off

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TD SouthAsianFest 2019 – Women of Influence event

Unreserved accounts of personal journeys to success, challenges overcome and inspiration received along the way by a selection of notable south Asian women. Monday, Aug 12 at Ottawa's NAC 5-8 PM.”

— Bundeep Singh Rangar

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, August 12, 2019 / — The Ontario South Asian Community Association (OSACA) is pleased to kick off the fourth day of its annual showcase event, the South Asian Festival (, the largest such festival in North America to celebrate the cultural heritage of the south Asian region.

The fourth day of the festival sees a new event in the form of Women of Influence at the National Arts Centre on the evening of Aug. 12. Aside from networking opportunities, it will feature a panel of notable south Asian women speaking about their path to success, challenges and inspirations, from Canada and the US. Opening remarks will be provided by Hon. Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport as well as a spokesperson from the Human Concern International.

As a special thank you to those attending the debut Women of Influence event from 5-8 PM on Aug 12, their ticket entitles them to entry for a private screening of Abhay Deol’s latest film that’ll be attended by Abhay Deol himself later this year. “Line of Descent,” co-starring Brendan Fraser, Ronit Roy, Prem Chopra, Ekavali Khanna, Neeraj Kabi and Charlotte Poutrel, is the latest Bollywood-Hollywood cross-over to hit the screen since Slumdog Millionaire! Watch the trailer:

The 10-day festival is sponsored by the TD Bank Group as its title sponsor as well as Fineqia International Inc. Financial support has also been provided by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport via its Celebrate Ontario 2019 program, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF), Human Concern International, the City of Ottawa and the Rangar family.

Branded as the “TD SouthAsianFest,” it offers visitors a glimpse of arts, crafts, food, music and dance performances, primarily from the Indian sub-continent from Aug. 9 to Aug. 18. This year’s festival in being held in honour of the founder of the festival, Hunsdeep Singh Rangar (“Huns”), who tragically died in June this year (

Other eminent persons addressing the festival include the former Minister of Employment and Social Development Mr. Pierre Poilievre, the former Minister of State for Multiculturalism Mr. Tim Uppal and Ontario’s Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, the Hon. Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria.

“We’re grateful to have such a show of attendance from community leaders and those interested in south Asian culture, at a time of deep sadness for our family, said Bundeep Singh Rangar, President of OSACA and brother of the festival’s founder. “SAF2019 has only been possible by the countless hours of behind-the-scenes work by OSACA’s TeamHuns support team.”

On Aug. 13, visitors get a 15% discount as select Indian restaurants across the capital by simply stating they’re part of the celebration of south Asian food called FoodFest! Participating restaurants include Aahar, Brampton Authentic Indian Food, East India Company, India Curry and Kebab House, Mehfil Indian Cuisine and the Urban India Café.

From Aug. 14, the festival shifts to the Ottawa City Hall, with dance lessons from professional dancers, including Masala Bhangra at the Dance Showcase. On Aug. 15, artwork from local artists of south Asian background, or else influenced by the region, is featured in The Focus is ART!

On Friday Aug. 16, the Vedic Sanskruti organisation partners with the festival for live Gujarati dancing via the Garba in the Park show. On Aug. 17 and Aug. 18, the family-friendly shows continue with star south Asian singers from Canada, India, Pakistan, the UK and the US such as Sharry Mann, Miss Pooja, Raghav, H Dhami and Nasreen Shoshi performing on stage.

In addition, approximately 20 local singers, musicians and fashion designers will present their talent during the final two days of the festival. Festival fun will include entertainment such as henna artistry, face painting, magicians, bouncing castle installations, video games, among other items.

On the final day, an India Day parade will be held to celebrate India’s Independence Day, whereby a flag will be hoisted by His Excellency Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada.

During the entire weekend of Aug. 16-18, stage performances as part of the Mirch Masala Mega Mela are accompanied by vendor booths displaying culinary delights, arts and crafts from the Indian subcontinent and supported by Mirch Masala radio programs on CHIN Radio 97.9 FM.

OSACA’s TeamHuns members include Jagdeep Singh Perhar, Meeta Singh, Jyoti Bhuller, Meenakshi Sharma-Vadnais, Sheryl Singh Bagga, Becky Dipa Khan, Lovejot Singh Deo, Maipal Singh Bali, Chetan Sharma, Farid Pirzada, Anuj Joshi, Virender Chopra and Ilon Tyan, who has been the lead coordinator of activities.

The 10-day event is proudly supported the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce, the India Canada Association and Cistel Technology among other organisations and companies.

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