Live Bollywood Fusion Concert at the WAG

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 22, 2019: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) will host an exciting performance fusing Bollywood hits and Indian classical music this Friday, May 24. Visiting all the way from India, Bollywood Gharana is presented live in concert in partnership with the India Association of Manitoba and India Centre for Academic, Business and Community Excellence.

Each ticket includes a snack courtesy of Charisma of India, plus a pass to come back and see Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, Manitoba's first major exhibition celebrating contemporary artists with roots in India.

About the Concert

• The band is composed of Abhijit Pohankar, music producer, composer, singer and Indian classical keyboardist; Bhavya Pandit, singer; Gandhar Deshpande, vocalist; Rahul Deo, guitarist and composer; Sourabh Joshi, guitarist and Keyur Barve, percussionist.
• Friday, May 24, from 7pm to 10pm in the WAG’S Muriel Richardson Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30pm.
• Tickets are selling fast at $15 online or call Hasmita Trivedi at 204.996.3934 or Daljit Kainth at 204.979.0786.
• Tickets may also be purchased for $20 at the door (while supplies last).
• Includes a snack courtesy of Charisma of India, plus a pass to come back and see Vision Exchange. Regular Gallery admission is $12, so this concert is a steal of a deal!

About the Exhibition

• Featuring 20 leading contemporary artists, Vision Exchange brings together some of the biggest names in India’s rich visual art community alongside artists of Indian descent living in Canada.
• On view at the WAG until September 2, Vision Exchange highlights over 100 artworks, ranging from video and photography to painting and sculpture, from the collection of the NGC as well as loans from private collections and artists in Canada, Delhi, and Mumbai.
Vision Exchange is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) and the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and curated by Catherine Crowston, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the AGA, and Jonathan Shaughnessy, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at the NGC.
• Old Kildonan City Councillor Devi Sharma is serving as Honorary Patron for the Winnipeg stop on the national tour.


We are thrilled to welcome talented musicians Bollywood Gharana to the WAG as part of our summer of Vision Exchange! This is a prime example of the significant programming that’s come about as a result of the exhibition. We thank our partners the India Association of Manitoba and India Centre for Academic, Business and Community Excellence for helping us celebrate Vision Exchange with this high-energy concert!
—Rachel Baerg, WAG Head of Learning & Programs

Associated Links
Winnipeg Art Gallery – Bollywood Gharana
Winnipeg Art Gallery – Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada
India Association of Manitoba
India Centre for Academic, Business and Community Excellence

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Amy Rebecca Harrison
Engagement Supervisor
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Amber O’Reilly
Engagement Officer
Winnipeg Art Gallery

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