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About The Guru Bros:
The Guru Bros are Tej Hunjan and Santosh Naidu, two percussionists and electronic musicians from Toronto. They weave a tapestry of sound by combining their energized live percussion with electronic beats, giving dance floors nothing less than a sonic treat - leaving audiences begging for more.
About Gitanjali Lena:
Gitanjali is a Tamil/Sinhalese poet, writer, cellist, community and arts organizer and lawyer who currently lives in Toronto. She has curated and participated in numerous arts festivals throughout Canada and internationally. She believes that the arts mirror, critique and inspire life.
Anupa is a cellist and a IT Consultant living in Toronto. Anupa grew up in Colombo, Sri Lanka under the hot sun of her tempestuous and brilliant father, composer Premasiri Khemadasa, who shook Sri Lanka's sonic scene many times in the past half century. Granted a scholarship, Anupa moved to Prague to study cybernetics in her late teens. After living in Prague for many years she decided to journey on to Toronto in 2004. Anupa has performed in Sri Lanka, Prague, Vienna and Toronto. In 2010, she performed a vocal and cello concert with Anne Marie Hood at the Trinity Church as part of the Music Mondays series. She also performs with the theatre company Mammalian Diving Reflex. She was a member of the Lanka Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has a MSc. in Technical Cybernetics from the Czech Technical University in Prague. Together with her composer sister Gayathri, Anupa manages the Khemadasa Foundation, an institute established by her father 20 years ago to give free education in music and arts to the underprivileged youth of Sri Lanka.
Having been raised in Rexdale, Blitz has seen and met love in everyone, and everything, especially music. From writing, singing and producing all of his music, he creates club bangers as well as slow jams. With lyrics made from the soul and catchy hooks, he fuses sounds of R&B and electro-pop for music that is crazy contagious.
Blitz has performed at the Royal Conservatory of Music, urbanNOISE Festivals, Harbourfront, and at events that have included artists such as Deesha, Masia One, and Divine Brown.
About Mandeep Sethi:
Representing the UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION-ALL TRIBES Chapter, Mandeep Sethi is a young emcee now living in and taking over San Francisco. Mandeep has performed alongside and shared the stage with: Ziggy Marley, Afrika Bambaataa, Dilated Peoples, Camp Lo, Pac Division, Mickey Factz, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Aesop& Bicasso (Living Legends), MURS (Living Legends/Felt), Kev Choice Ensemble among many others.
Using hip hop as a form of retaliation and resistance against capitalist and imperialist oppression, Mandeep's primary focus is to educate the youth about the circumstances in which we are living in and resonate ancient culture within them, revealing the gods in all of us. From rhyming, to dj-ing, music serves as the language translating beats and words into scripts and hymns.