MASALA CANADA with WOJTEK GWIAZDA
On this edition of MASALA CANADA I talk to Norbu Tsering, the president of the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, as they prepare for the inauguration of the centre by the Dalai Lama, and a series of activities for the community and the larger Canadian community in October.
Singer-composer Vivek Shraya will tell us why he decided to put out a short story collection called “God Loves Hair” a coming of age exploration of highschool years for a queer South Asian.
And Srimoyee Mitra, Programming Coordinator for the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), talks about SAVAC’s annual members’ exhibition of emerging and mid-career artists. This year’s exhibition called “Velocity: the rate of change of position” opens next Saturday, September 18th and focuses on questions on the diaspora, of finding one’s place in so-called Western society, of what homeland means, and how we remember historical traumas. The artists involved are: Arwa Abouon, Sharlene Bamboat, Pritika Chowdhry, Shireen Kamran, Meera Sethi and Meera Margaret Singh.
Dalai Lama visit – www.dalailamatoronto2010.org
God Loves Hair website – www.godloveshair.com
Vivek Shray music and info – www.vivekshraya.com
Sting’s Symphonicities – www.sting.com
SAVAC exhibition and info – www.savac.net
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