I may be born and raised in the USA, but I do have a soft spot for our Canadian neighbors! The desi scene is thriving in Canada and it is spearheaded by the show “V-MIX,” which airs on one of the top channels in Canada – OMNI Television. Earlier this summer, I was in Toronto and had a chance to partake in some dhamakedar desiness (a.k.a. some awesome indianness) when I visited the “V-MIX” headquarters at Toronto’s famous Yonge-Dundas Square.
I had a chance to tour the station and chill out the cast and crew of the hit Canadian TV series, which just kicked off its 3rd season on OMNI Television. We had a wonderful time and it was evident why host Dilshad Burman and Music Coordinator Raoul Juneja are running such a popular show! Before I left the studios, the dynamic duo managed to turn the tables on me! How, you ask? Well, they didn’t let me escape without catching me on-camera for my grand Canadian TV debut!
Check out my cameo in the episode below:
V-MIX is Canada’s first national TV show exploring the fusion of South Asian and urban music. Profiling recording artists from the South Asian community and around the world, V-MIX also features producers, DJ’s, music commentators, stage artists, comedians, authors and choreographers alongside music video premieres and live performances.
Prominent Toronto based producer Raoul Juneja (a.k.a. Deejay Ra) appears on the Canadian Screen Award nominated show each week, bringing viewers the latest local music news and coverage.
Some of the celebrities featured on V-MIX have included Jay Sean, Panjabi MC, Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Jon, Raghav, Maestro Fresh-Wes, Anjulie, Karl Wolf, Moby and many more.
Upcoming celebrities to be featured on V-MIX’s 3rd season include Imran Khan (“Satisfiya”); bhangra legend Jassi Sidhu (“Sohni Lagdi”); Snow (“Informer”) ; and world music pioneer Apache Indian (“Arranged Marriage”) among many others.
V-MIX’s official web page:
V-MIX’s official web viewer:
V-MIX Canada Air Times: Sunday’s on OMNI Television at 4:00 PM (EST) in Ontario / 11:30 AM (PST) in British Columbia / 11:30 AM (MDT) in Alberta
Be sure to support our Canadian friends by watching V-MIX, and as always, keep it locked to UrbanAsian.com!