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Occurs on Saturday September 24 2022

Approximate running time: 3 hours


Massey Theatre
735 Eighth Avenue
New Westminster British Columbia V3M 2R2

Event Notes


Lineup announced! 100% Canadian!

We are excited to present Canada's Premiere Indian Classical Music and Dance event, the 11th Annual Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance. The MBF is taking place on Saturday, September 24th 2022 at their Venue Partner the Massey Theatre in New Westminster at 7pm featuring the Kathak/Harmonium maestra Amika Kushwaha, who will dazzle the audience with her trademark “Poetry in Motion” Kathak performance where she will present stupendous footwork patterns and blinding pirouettes, the 2011 Red FM Idol, Khayal vocalist Dr. Kamaljeet Gill from Edmonton Alberta, who will enchant the evening with her stirring and powerful voice, Maestro Baljit Singh’s sonorous bowed instrument, the Dilruba, appropriately named as the “Strings of the Heart” will accompany all the artists that evening. Dr. Disha Mehta will be presenting a Ghazal alongside her teacher and guru, The Ghazal/Tabla Wizard Cassius Khan. Canadian Olympic Coach Ram Nayyar and Ashifa Tharani will read the translations of the poetry on stage as well and help create the magical flair the MBF is famous for. Such will be the passion and enchantment they create, intoxicating the soul with ancient melodies and rhythms, that undoubtedly, your ears will begin to see and the eyes, listen...

Buy 4 and get one ticket free. Must be booked over the phone or in person.

If you are a refugee or an artist impacted by Covid please call the Box Office and pay only the Massey Theatre processing fee.

Patrons with mobility challenges are asked to contact the box office to arrange seating 604-521-5050 or email


The Covid 19 pandemic remains a public health risk. The theatre is following all requirements for safe gatherings as per government directives. To increase your safety we encourage you and all guests to consider your personal wellness and risk factors for yourself and loved ones when deciding to attend. Individuals are responsible for limiting their own exposure to other guests. As such, the theatre can’t be held legally responsible for risks related to viral transmission. Rest assured theatre staff are taking a proactive and professional role in the adherence to protocols in the facility and we encourage open communication with us if any safety concerns emerge throughout, or after, your attendance at the theatre. We are all in this together!

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