Let's GO to Bollywood Monster Mashup 2021!

#StayHome With The #BollywoodMonster Mashup!

Bollywood Monster Mashup lineup

The Bollywood Monster Mashup is back with another year of amazing events that are great for the whole family!

GO Transit is excited to be partnering with BMM once again to bring you a week of music, culture, and interactive fun. The festival is virtual again this year so you can enjoy all the exciting entertainment from the comfort of your home while doing your part to stop the spread of Covid-19.

To get in on all the fun, follow the BMM Facebook page to read updates and watch the livestreams. Sign up here using code GO to get the Monster Haul. You’ll get access to free goodies, exclusive invites, and deals to support local small businesses!

What’s At The Bollywood Monster Mashup?

Bollywood Monster Mashup musical guest

The #BollywoodMonster Mashup started in 2011, and it is the largest South Asian festival in Canada! Even while presented as a virtual festival, the #BollywoodMonster Mashup has gone BIG and is showcasing international Bollywood stars, talented visual artists and dancers, and world class musicians performing Indian and Indo-Caribbean music. The festival includes Indian, Pakistani, Guyanese, and Jamaican artists, making it an amazing cross-cultural celebration!

There’s even more fun leading up to the concert events with four days of workshops that will teach, entertain, and inspire every member of your family!

Do you dance around your living room while watching Bollywood films? Well, get ready to perfect those moves in a workshop with a professional dancer! But don’t worry - it’s all online so you’ll still be in the privacy of your house and no one will see any possible dance move fails!

Would you rather take part in a quieter activity? No problem. Get creative with watercolour painting or listen to a guided meditation. You’re sure to find a workshop that appeals to you and your family!

If you’ve never been to the #BollywoodMonster Mashup, now is the time to check it out. It’s okay if you don’t know very much about Bollywood films. The #BollywoodMonster Mashup is for everyone, so join the party and start learning about the music, the dancing, the energy, and the culture!

Join The Family Fun

Bollywood Monster Mashup dancers

The whole family is welcome at the Bollywood Monster Mashup! From Sept 6-9, #BollywoodMonster Family Fun will keep you moving, dancing, singing, and creating! There are virtual workshops for the young and young at heart.

The #BollywoodMonster Kidzone, brought to you by Tim Hortons, invites kids to explore dance, arts & crafts, and meditation. It’s a great way for kids to unwind during the first week back at school.

Art, movement, and singing workshops for seniors will appeal to older family members who want to keep active and have a little fun from the comfort of their living rooms!

Dilshad Burman hosts the Family Fun Ask Me Anything sessions in between workshops. A different special guest will be appearing each day.

Learn about all the artists who will be hosting workshops here! To join in on the fun, head to the BMM Facebook page at 4pm each day to catch the livestream!

September 6

  • Youth - Learn some Soca dancing steps with Melissa Marie Dance
  • Seniors - Express your creativity with a Warli art workshop led by Devika Mathur
  • “Ask Me Anything” session with child prodigy Akash Vukoti

September 7

  • Youth - Relax with a guided meditation and a music session on West Indian and Indian rhythms with music teacher and percussionist Devin Ramoutar
  • Seniors - Release your inner artist and follow along with Khaula Mazhar’s step by step watercolour painting workshop
  • “Ask Me Anything” session with Nike illustrator and collaborator Amara Ramdhanny

September 8

  • Youth - Get crafty with a workshop on DIY stamp and decorative paper making, hosted by visual artist Nimra Bandukwala
  • Seniors & All Ages - Feel the beat at Alan Faigal’s Bollywood Funk Distance-Dance Party, then enjoy a vocal and body warmup, singing, movement, and rhythmic activities, led by Sing Music Studio
  • “Ask Me Anything” session with playback singer Shweta Subram

September 9

  • Youth - Practice your Bollywood dance moves with professional dancer Ria Aikat
  • Seniors - Join singer/choreographer/Broadway performer Krystal Kiran for a song-based and singing activity
  • Visual Arts Mississauga hosts a workshop on paper-cut animal illustrations that you can do at home
  • “Ask Me Anything” session with award winning media and brand specialist Raj Girn

Catch The Concerts

Bollywood Monster Mashup concert performer

It wouldn’t be the #BollywoodMonster Mashup without amazing live music and this year does not disappoint! On September 10 and 11, you can livestream the festival at 6pm from the BMM Facebook page. Entertainment and news specialists Amin Dhillon and Patricia Jaggernauth host the concerts, which feature Bollywood stars Raftaar, Javed Ali, and Harshdeep Kaur, as well as Canada’s Drag Race winner Priyanka!

You’ll also love watching the #BollywoodMonster Orchestra mashup hit Bollywood songs with hit Reggae and Dancehall songs, accompanied by original dance choreography by Melissa Marie.

Check out the details on all the artists that will be performing here!

September 10

International headliners:

  • Harshdeep Kaur
  • Raftaar

Also featuring:

  • Pure Soul Energy
  • Frog in Hand Productions
  • CrossGen
  • Mango Lassi
  • The Band Destiny
  • Shayjina
  • BollyHeelsTO
  • Giggle Queens
  • Veils of Bollywood

September 11

International music headliners:

  • Harshdeep Kaur
  • Javed Ali

Special dance headliner:

  • Priyanka

Also featuring:

  • BollyHeelsTO
  • Pure Soul Energy
  • Rahul Sathu
  • Frog in Hand Productions
  • Veils of Bollywood
  • Giggle Queens
  • N2 the Band
  • Sanjina
  • Miss Shay Dee
  • The #BollywoodMonster Orchestra ft. Melissa Marie Dance

We’ll GO There Next Year

We know that the #BollywoodMonster Mashup is going to be an amazing virtual event this year - just like last year. Even though we’re not taking you there physically, we’re proud to be a part of this fantastic festival. Next year, when the Bollywood Monster Mashup returns as an in-person event, we’ll be ready to take you - and your friends and family - to all the events safely and comfortably.

But for this year - #StayHome with #BollywoodMonster Mashup!