Mar­itime Bhangra Group to per­form

Event set for July 30 to raise funds for can­cer re­search

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY -

Na­maste World and Di­verseCity Mul­ti­cul­tural Fes­ti­val are work­ing to­gether to bring Mar­itime Bhangra Group (MBG) to Summerside on Sun­day, July 30.

Na­maste World, which made head­lines in 2016 for danc­ing bhangra on the rocks of Peggy’s Cove and at Canada 150th cel­e­bra­tions, was cre­ated by im­mi­grants as a trib­ute to fel­low im­mi­grants. Its pur­pose is to show life from an Im­mi­grant’s per­spec­tive; the chal­lenges they have to face while start­ing life in a new coun­try.

Of­ten, there is much more go­ing on be­hind the scenes that doesn’t come to light, but is a ma­jor fac­tor on some of the de­ci­sions the im­mi­grants make. Where to live, where to work, learn­ing a new lan­guage etc., all are ma­jor de­ci­sions one takes in a new coun­try but what in­flu­ences those de­ci­sions of­ten gets ne­glected. The team at Na­maste World wants to give an in­sight into the life of an im­mi­grant and hope to get them the re­spect they de­serve. Na­maste World is a plat­form to shed pos­i­tive light on im­mi­gra­tion by rep­re­sent­ing suc­cess sto­ries of im­mi­grants, who have equally helped ev­ery coun­try in it’s progress.

“We have wanted to bring Mar­itime Bhangra Group to P.E.I. for some time now, and we know that they want to come, so the Di­verseCity Mul­ti­cul­tural Fes­ti­val pro­vided the per­fect op­por­tu­nity,” says Ga­gan­deep Se­h­gal of Na­maste World.

Hav­ing com­pleted very suc­cess­ful fes­ti­vals in Char­lot­te­town on June 25, and in Mon­tague on July 16, Di­verseCity Mul­ti­cul­tural Fes­ti­val moves to Summerside on July 30, 2-10 p.m., at the Wy­att Her­itage Prop­er­ties.

MBG will bring its high­en­ergy dance and au­di­ence in­ter­ac­tion per­for­mance to Summerside and as is their prac­tice, will do­nate their per­for­mance fee to can­cer re­search. The do­na­tion will be made in P.E.I.

Na­maste World has set up a Go Fund Me cam­paign to ac­cept do­na­tions:

https://www.go­ prostate­fundraiser-nw.

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