After a whirlwind tour of UK and India to promote her recently released third studio album ‘Parallels’, which saw
her being featured in several leading Indian and UK media and radio including All India Radio and BBC, noted IndoCanadian singer, composer and World Music producer Vandana Vishwas is back in Canada for her 2017 summer-fall season that has her featuring in some interesting platforms. As the coordinator of south Asian music programming at the 4 Worlds festival organized by LCCA-CANORAA, Toronto, Vandana Vishwas is presenting three of the leading south Asian bands – Autorickshaw, LAL & Rakkatak, apart from performing herself. The indoor leg of the festival took place on 2nd & 3rd June 2017 at Rodeo Brazilian Steakhouse,
Toronto while the outdoor leg will take place at Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre in Earl Bales Park, Toronto, from 24th June to 15th July 2017, featuring various Latin, African, South Asian and First Nations artists. Artistic Director of the festival is Alejandro Freeland, Production Manager is Michelle Truzzi Trusbsch, Coordinator of African artists is Jacques Yamdije, Coordinator of First Nations artists is Mahika Averi and the festival is being organized by Latin
Canadian Cultural Association & CANORAA. Vandana will appear next on stage on 8th July 2017.
Following this, Vandana is being featured at the Culture Bridge Festival in New Market, ON by Culture Bridge
Initiative on 7th July 2017. The 3 day long festival will take place at Riverwalk Commons and Magna Centre in
Newmarket. https://www.culturebridge.ca/ Apart from these and various other community events,
Vandana’s voice has been chosen to be featured in Oxygen Arts Center in Nelson, BC as part of ‘Temple of Our
Madness : The Summoning’ project which has been conceived as a tribute and a protest against ill treatment of women around the world. She is the only artist of South Asian origin to have been chosen in Canada-wide search for the project. http://www.summoning.ca/main/
Vandana has recently quit a successful career in Architecture to pursue her passion for music full time, and
within a few years of her embracing music as a professional, she has established herself as a leading
exponent of south Asian music across the world, winning awards such as IMA (US), Martys (Canada), and many more. Now, Vandana’s new album ‘Parallels’ has created some wide ranging ripples internationally in the World Music genre, by being in Roots Music Report Top 50 World Album charts for 17 straight weeks, never going down below no. 3 spot, and topping the charts at various occasions including four straight weeks right at debut and bagging her international awards such as TIMA (Canada), GMA (US) and Akademia (US)
within weeks of its release.
Vandana has a short tour of US west coast on the cards in the fall, following which she will tour India again for her
annual winter season there. More information can be obtained at her website http://www.vandanavishwas.com.