Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre and The Toronto Port Authority presents Masala! Mehndi! Masti! is a three day celebration of diverse South Asian culture, created and co-produced by the Satya Arts Association. The event which is held from August 19th-21st, is packed with family activities like kids crafts, talented musicians gracing audiences with their music, the magic of Bollywood with guest star Abhay Deol, viewing great movies, theater shows, dance seminars and performances, great food with talented chefs and much more! With a list of activities that long it seems like attendee’s won’t have time to breathe!
And we haven’t even gotten to the best part yet, it’s FREE!!
Abhay Deol will be honored as the featured personality in the movies segment of MMM! this year. With his box office stealing flick, “Zindagi na milegi dobara” out now the actor is easily one of Bollywood’s hottest fresh faces this year. Along with Abhay, the Shillong Chamber Choir from Meghalaya, who not only won “India’s Go Talent” but also performed for President Obama and his wife Michelle Obama last year, will be at MMM! Sri Lanka’s biggest hip-hop artists, Baathiya and Santhush will also be in attendance to rock the event!
Classical artist Snehasish Mozudar will take the stage with his double necked mandolin and unique voice to create some breathtaking music. Bhanging by the Lake will be there to present the best in Bhangra dance and music. Swar Sadhana will also be around to present dandia rass as well as many other talented choreographers from all over the world. Also audiences will be able to see a unique blend of jazz, classical and ballet dance in the hour long production titled “GhuMMo.”
At the theaters the MMM! attendees will also be able to see “Sacrifice,” a play written by the Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore and Aizzah Ahmed’s “Dirty Paki Lingerie.” “Sacrifice” is a tale about a king and queen with conflicting ideals when religion dominates politics. “Dirty Paki Lingerie” is a modern story about Pakistani American women airing their dirty laundry while trying to find balance between the two cultures in their lives.
With so much action you just can’t miss out on Masala! Mehndi! Masti! this year! Be sure to stop by if you’re in the Toronto area!