Over 80 musicians, singers and dancers perform in Mississauga for massive spectacle
On Saturday July 28th, the return of the highly successful and free Bollywood Monster Mash-Up concert comes to Mississauga Celebration Square. This original production features over 80 singers, dancers and musicians performing favourites from the early era of Indian Cinema to the modern hits of Bollywood. But as is the trademark for the event, you'll hear these hit songs in ways you wouldn't expect.
"From choral spectacles to funk classics and international talent flown in direct from Bollywood, we've once again put together a show that has never been done before," says music composer and producer Vikas Kohli of FatLabs.
Bollywood in Our Backyard
He has sung massive hits such as "Aao Ji Bao Ji" from the Bollywood blockbuster film "Bodyguard" starring Salman Khan. He rose to fame as a finalist on the reality shows "Indian Idol", "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs" and "Fankaar". He has performed around the world with Anu Malik, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Kailash Kher, Himesh Reshammiya, Sonam Kapoor, Javed Akhtar, Deepika Padukone and recently recorded a song with AR Rahman. Welcome rising star Rajdeep Chatterjee for his first ever performance in Canada.
Bollywood Monster Choir
Listening to a live band perform classics from films such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Silsila, Bobby, and Pakeeza would be more fun than you can shake a samosa at. But we all know more is better, so get ready to hear classic Bollywood tunes with over 60 voices on stage. Exclusively designed for this event is the Bollywood Monster Choir with a live band featuring the Mississauga Choral Society, singers MoHit, Ferzana and special cameo from Prita Chhabra. Bollywood isn't just passing through — we've made sure it's here for good.
What happens when Henry Mancini meets surf-guitar in the diamond-smuggling underworld of Mumbai? You get the most memorable Bollywood funk ever created and delivered by Juno-nominated Autorickshaw. Dust off your bell-bottoms, put on your platform shoes and get ready to hear Asha Bosle's hits such as Piya Tu Ab To Aaja, Dum Maro Dum and plenty more.
Dance Dance Bollywood Revolution
We didn't ask you to bring your platform shoes for nothin'. After all, spectacular dancers are what bring the songs to life on the silver screens of Indian Cinema. Returning this year are the amazing Divine Heritage Artistry dancers with all the glitter, costumes and excitement we've grown to love.
What: Bollywood Monster Mash-Up 2012
When: Saturday, July 28th, 2012 @ 6:30pm
Where: Mississauga Celebration Square (across from Square One)
How Much: FREE
Parking: Free in Mississauga Civic Centre (City Hall, Central Library) & Living Arts Centre