desiFEST 2011 on Saturday May 28 in Toronto

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Get ready to get desiFIED and celebrate five years: desiFEST is set to celebrate in grand style. Blueband Musiq with its parent company Namaste Marketing Group is proud to bring to you the largest South Asian Music concert desiFEST on Saturday May 28, 2011 at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.
Come kick-off the summer with thousands celebrating South Asian artists and arts. desiFEST has provided artists a platform to showcase their talent for five years now. It has hosted over 150 artists, recording artists such as; Apache Indian, JoSH, The Bilz & Kashif, Roach Killa, Parichay, Raghav and many more. desiFEST features contemporary indo-jazz fusion, global beats and cutting edge performances boasting 12 hours of foot-tapping music. Included in the celebrations are South Asian delicacies in the food market, artisans in the merchant market and a kids zone entertaining kids with a popular bouncy castle.
Toronto is seen as the New York City of Canada, the hub of the music and entertainment industry. desiFEST celebrates 5 years in 2011 alongside the 40th Anniversary of the Juno Awards and the 1st debut of the International Indian Film Awards. This year’s line-up is sure to be a tribute to its five years of inception, with a mix of new artists and a tribute to veterans that have been making moves locally and internationally in the music industry. 
"Five years is a great accomplishment for our team and the artists’ community,” expresses Sathish Bala, President, Namaste Marketing Group. “Over the past five years, we have helped in finding and launching new talent, creating awareness for South Asian music across Canada, and inspiring a new generation of youth to continue creating music and showcasing Canada in the global music scene."
“We invite Canadians and visitors to Canada across the country to come join us and experience 12 hours of spectacular music, come get desiFIED” says Kala Patel, Vice President, Namaste Marketing Group.   “desiFEST has been a platform that brings music, culture and diversity all together, helping contribute to building the music industry and bringing it to the forefront in Canada.”
Artists, dancers and performers who want to participate in desiFEST’s five year celebration can email
“desiFEST” is Canada’s only national South Asian music Festival. Creating opportunities for South Asian artists and South Asian inspired music, the event strengthens local communities, inspires youth, and supports the arts community in Canada. The festival has toured Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver showcasing over 75 incredible artists and over 24 hours of music each year. For more information visit
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