An eclectic and contemporary eleven-day festival of arts, music and ideas July 5-15, 2018 in Vancouver, BC. A festival for the curious mind.
People have always longed to know where we come from, why the world came to be and why things are the way they are. And so for millennia, we have sat around fires, gathered under trees and in hillside amphitheatres, weaving stories that account for the unseen forces that shape our lives. For 2018, Indian Summer Festival takes on this massive theme of ‘mythmaking,’ examining ten centuries of human imagination and storytelling.
This ‘festival for a curious mind’ presents a continent-spanning range of artists, from the inheritors of ancient oral storytelling traditions to genre-defying musicians, award-winning novelists, and provocative visual, performance and culinary artists.
The 2018 lineup includes chef Vikram Vij, powerhouse super group Rajasthan Josh, host of CBC’s ‘Reclaimed’ Jarrett Martineau, CanLit luminary Charlotte Gill, Emmy and Juno Award-nominated music producer Adham Shaikh, Award-winning Indigenous musical artists Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Ansley Simpson, Canadian visual artist Sandeep Johal, and legendary master flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia. And so many more.
For full event lineup, visit www.indiansummerfest.ca
Join us in what we promise will be the most eclectic, exciting and nourishing two weeks this summer!
The Hariprasad Chaurasia footage is used courtesy of VPRO Vrije Geluiden, recorded in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht.