Andrew Wade is an award-winning playwright and performer from Vancouver, BC. A 2011 graduate from the University of Victoria (BA – Writing, BFA – Theatre), he won the 2011 Vancouver Young Playwright’s Competition (The Romantics), has been nominated for two Ovation awards, and has written and performed original works in seventeen fringe festivals across the country, including nine festivals as The Hatter. His plays have been selected and presented at the 2015 Pull Festival (The Lookouts), the 2014 BC Buds Festival (GRITS and puppets and you!), the 2011 Acadia Theatre Company Minifest (Mannequin Men), and at 2008’s Schoolhouse Rocks (All Fall Down), among others. Last September he co-created TITUS: The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus, which won Pick of the Fringe at the Vancouver Fringe Festival and received a five star review from The Vancouver Sun. Next he performs William vs The World at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Check it out!
Ginalina is a Canadian bilingual family-folk singer-songwriter with a vision to create excellent, enriching, and entertaining mu
RupLoops is an interactive, live looping performance, using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes and an arsenal of eclectic instruments from around the globe. Rup utilizes his diverse skills as a musician to create a pulsating, entertaining and engaging musical experience. He is a gifted educator and performer and has a deep passion for intercultural work and intercultural sounds.
RupLoops’ show will take you on a journey of sound exploring anatomy, geography and culture. Let’s investigate the brilliant design of our auditory and aural systems that allow us to create and listen to music. Through body percussion and beatboxing, Rup demonstrates and teaches how the human form is indeed a musical instrument. With a mix of hip-hop, blues and bhangra, the Human Radio tunes into themes of home, identity, culture, justice, dignity and celebration.
Rup Sidhu is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, producer and composer. Specializing in vocal percussion and live looping, his sound blends the rhythms of poetry and spoken word with a dynamic range of cultural hybridity. Inspired by folk and classical forms of music from around the world, his musical expressions can range from groove oriented hip hop beats, to contemporary fusions of classical ragas; scores for the National Film Board of Canada and remixes of vintage Bollywood tunes, to experimental compositions for dance and theatre productions.
Surrey Folk Bhangra Club was founded by a young group of boys that shared a love for Bhangra and the desire to exhibit the Folk dance to audiences all over. From boys to men, Surrey Folk Bhangra Club has grown to further teach and promote the art form of Bhangra. Surrey Folk Bhangra Club now has added more youth to their organization with the mission to showcase the love of Folk Bhangra and further increase the awareness of the rich, Punjabi culture.
The Philippine Cultural Arts Society of BC is a registered non-profit organization comprising of talented individuals as young as 5 years old to adult. We are dedicated to introducing Philippine culture through dance and music, while instilling a sense of pride, cultural awareness and identity of the Filipino heritage. In addition, we wish to focus on strengthening the concept of harmoniously existing with the various multi-cultural sectors in the community. The Philippines enjoys a rich cultural heritage which includes a diverse collection of traditional dances. From the well-known national dance Tinikling, which pays homage to the movements of a much-loved bird, to dances that reflect elements of daily Philippine life, these folk dances all offer a glimpse into the history of the beloved country. PhilCAS of BC takes pride in their culture and has travelled throughout BC, Canada and Europe showcasing the Philippine beauty through music and dance.
Harrison Lee is a 16 year old professional yoyo competitor. He is a familiar face around town and a popular performer at local festivals and charitable events. Often referred to as Vancouver’s “Yoyo Kid,” Harrison is no stranger to the media appearing frequently on TV, radio and newspaper. Harrison was the 2013 Canadian National Freestyle Yoyo Champion, one of the youngest on record, and represents Canada at yoyo contests all around the world. In addition to his yoyoing talent, Harrison is also a popular speaker giving talks at schools, conferences, and public events.
One of the answers under a universe in full expansion. A blend of middle east rhythms and a screaming didgeridoo.
The Miss Fiji Canada Organization was founded in the year 2015, and has then went on to construct a Royalty Team and Dance Team. This group of young ladies work together not only to make the community a better place by volunteering at various causes and events, but they also share their knowledge and love of their Fijian culture by gracing audiences across the city with their traditional Fijian dances.The dance team represents exactly what it means to be Fijian with high energy and vibrant performances.