Carnatic music, colours, jazz concerts taking place Feb. and March 2016

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SATURDAY, FEB. 27

Event: Concert
Details: Toronto based Justin Gray, a bassist and composer trained in Hindustani music and his band SYNTHESIS, which is a fusion of Hindustani music and jazz music comprising of Gray (Bass Veena), Ravi Naimpally (table) and Ted Quinlan (guitar) will perform at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. in North York at 8 p.m. Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC) is the host.
Contact: For more information/tickets, visit here

Event: Dance-a-thon
Details: Pure Soul Energy will be participating in a fundraiser to benefit Syrian refugees with a Bollywood dance-a-thon. The event is taking place at Discovery Community Christian Church, 7755 Tenth Line W. Mississauga from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: Here

Event: Man Mor Bani Thangat Kare
Details: Swargunjan Music Academy is presenting a concert, featuring vocalist Pramesh Nandi of Mewati Gharana at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School, 2 Saint Andrews Blvd. Etobicoke at 6:30 p.m. onward.
Contact: For tickets, contact here

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

Event: Night in Mumbai Gala
Details: The gala to benefit Heart House Hospice will recreate the energy of Mumbai. It’s taking place at Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Rd. W. and will start at 6 p.m.
Contact: For more, contact here

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

Event: Holi 2016
Details: Zoom Enjoyment Inc. is presenting Holi 2016 at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 6628 Finch Ave. W. Etobicoke at 7 p.m.
Contact: Sanjiv Arora, 416-986-1204

THRUSDAY, March 17 to 20

Event: Kartein hain 100 years of magic
Details: More than 50 of your favourite Disney characters will share the rink this March break when Disney on Ice stops by Rogers Centre.
Contact: For tickets, contact here

SUNDAY, MARCH 20

Event: Rang Barse 2016
Details: The KC Group of Canada will celebrate Holi at the National Banquet Halls, 7355 Torbram Rd. Mississauga at 11 a.m.
Contact: Here

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

Event: Dance Diaries
Details: Sanskriti Arts Ensemble (SAE) and Imagebuilderz, a marketing and PR firm are bringing Saroj Khan, renowned Bollywood choreographer to Toronto. Khan will host a three-day workshop here. The half-day or full-day workshops will take place at Sanskriti Arts Dance and Fitness Studios at 2249 Dunwin Dr. in Mississauga.
Contact: Here

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

Event: Swaragini
Details: A Carnatic Music Idol contest will take place at the Cyril Clark Library (Theatre), 20 Loafers Lake Ln. Brampton. The contest is for participants in three age groups: 7-12 years old, 12-17 and adults 18 and above.
Contact: Here

Event: Kaifi Aur Mein
Details: Universal Promotions and Eglinton Carpets are bringing a theatrical production that’s an ode to poet Kaifi Azmi. At the event Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi and her husband/well-known lyricist Javed Akhtar, will take the audience through a personal journey by enacting the letters Kaifi Azmi (Shabana’s dad) wrote to her mom Shaukat. Ghazal singer Jaswinder Singh will sing a few of Kaifi Azmi’s ghazals.The show is taking place at The Meeting House, 2700 Bristol Circ. Oakville at 7 p.m.
Contact: For tickets, contact here

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