(To cover nine hours of performances in ten minutes, it was necessary to omit some artists in this video. Please check out my channel for the full coverage.)

(Update on May 21, 2008: Jagua got the most votes, 1696 votes, at the desifest Vancouver contest. So, Jagua will be representing Vancouver to perform at desifest Toronto on May 31, 2008.)

Performers, MC’s, guest MC’s and special guests in this video:
Vancouver Fusion Band
UBC Girlz Bhangra Team
Priya Kumar and Camille Arneja
Academy of Cre8ive Arts
FootEdge Dance Company
Sukhi Ghuman / Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society (VIBC)
Mo Dhaliwal / ATown Productions
Sarabjit (Sunny) Matharu and Brandon McIntosh
Cassius Khan
CHIN (Chin Injeti)
DilVog (aka Dal Hothi)
Saima Naz / Host of Channel M’s “Chai Time”
Kaka Canadian (aka Preet Singh)
Bombay Sapphire
a-slam music productions
Angelina Rai / Host of RJ 1200’s “Drive Home Grind”)
Emanuel Sandhu / Canadian figure skater, three-time Canadian national champion
Raoul Juneja / Lyrical Knockout Entertainment
Shez Khan + Jagua
Jagua (Jagua Arneja)
En Karma
Sathish Bala / desifest CEO & Founder
Vijay Sappani / desifest General Manager

Special thanks to a-slam’s E.V. for providing the audio track of their performance.

RBC desifest Vancouver 2008. Presented by Telus. “Celebrating South Asian music and culture.”


Water Street, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, Canada. May 3, 2008.

(desifest/desi fest)


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