The 9th Annual Many Faces of
Nrutha Kala Kendra
The Many Faces of Markham Concert, which
took place on Sunday, April 15, 2007 at the Markham Theatre For Performing
Arts, was a wonderful evening of dance and
music celebrating Markham's Living Diversity and commemorating the
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, as
designated by the United Nations and proclaimed by the Town of Markham
Racial harmony was the
spotlight at this ninth annual event and the highlight of the evening was
Dr. Jean Augustine, Fairness Commissioner for the Province
This event was sponsored by the Town of Markham's Race
Relations Advisory Committee which promotes the recognition of the richness of Markham's diverse
cultures through events, seminars and concerts.
This year's concert featured music and dance
performances from professional and community groups with a diversity
of backgrounds. The following talented artists took centre stage:
- Lisa Pinnock Fernandes singing O'Canada
- Ishwaria Chandrabala performing an Indian dance, 'Thillana'
- Nicole Leigh Bennett on guitar singing an original song, 'Jane
- Sarah Yoshida performing a jazz dance with the music 'Bad Mood'
- Mark Braithwaite on piano performing Sergei Rachmaninoff's
in G-Flat Major, Opus 23, #10
- Ritmik, students from Henderson Public School, playing African
- Jenna Burke on piano and singing a jazz song, 'Pleasant
- Nrutha Kala Kendra performing a Bollywood dance
- Rob Davies on piano and singing 'I've Given Up on You'
and 'I'd like to teach the World to Sing'
- Victoria Chan, a vocal soprano, singing 'Summer Time'
- Jayadevan's Sariga Creations playing a Confluence of Indian
Carnatic music with western Jazz - 'World Fusion'
As part of the evening
program, Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Dr. Jean Augustine, Members of
Markham Council and the Race Relations Advisory Committee
presented awards to students from Markham schools
who have earned literary and arts awards through competitions held
by the Many Faces of Markham Organizing Committee. Over 650
posters and 2,000 written submissions were entered.
Winners of Literary
Art Award Winners
Here are the
winning posters in the Many Faces of Markham Competition.
The theme was All Different All Equal.