International Sensation Delhi 2 Dublin Headlines Canada 150 Event Aug 26
Get ready to groove and be awed when Delhi 2 Dublin brings its energetic live electronic act to Leigh Square Aug. 26 at Port Coquitlam’s free day-long Canada 150 event.
The acclaimed Vancouver-based international touring act will headline Canada 150: Celebrating Our Journey, a free arts, music and nature festival taking place from 12 to 4 p.m. in Lions Park and 2 to 9 p.m. in Leigh Square.
The two-part event starts with a celebration of rivers and trails in Lions Park, including an opening ceremony, live entertainment, displays, food and hands-on arts and nature activities. The main event at Leigh Square will follow, with arts and cultural activities, storytelling, live dancing and music, food trucks and a beverage garden.
Port Coquitlam’s Canada 150 celebrations will be a rare chance to see Delhi 2 Dublin (or D2D) for free in its home stomping grounds of Metro Vancouver.
Formed in 2006, the band spends months on the road each year bringing its high-energy live and electronic bhangra, hip hop and world pop show to top festivals across North America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and Dubai. After its Leigh Square show, D2D will be off to Vancouver Island for three shows before heading to California in October for the One Love Music and Art Festival.
Described by one magazine as the “United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll,” D2D has produced 10 albums to date, with the latest – We’re All Desi with Westwood Records – featuring a bass- and Bollywood-inspired mashup of electronic and acoustic, east and west that could be its strongest offering yet.
D2D’s show from 7 to 9 p.m. will cap off a day of entertainment that will include champion Lil’wat Nation hoop dancer Alex Wells and pop-up dance performances in unusual spaces at both Lions Park and Leigh Square.
Also on stage at Leigh Square will be the Jodi Proznick Quartet, soulful cover band The Full Spin, and the Atomic Swing Vancouver dancers.
Other activities at the main event will include painting tiles for a Canada 150 Mosaic Mural to be installed at the Outlet in Leigh Square, a canoe display and stories by the Kwikwetlem First Nation [kʷikʷəƛ̓əm], a chance to share stories with PoCo Heritage, souvenir photos, and a sneak peek at the upcoming Terry Fox exhibit.
For more information and the schedule, visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/canada150
Download Delhi 2 Dublin photos and more from www.delhi2dublin.com/epk/
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