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PanIIT Toronto Entertainment Program


1. Western Band: Floyd Factor Tribute Band

Floyd Factor is Canada’s most sought after band whose live shows have become celebrations of Pink Floyd’s message and music that resonates with classic rock fans everywhere they've traveled. The players' love and passion stands out in every performance, and the reaction they get from audiences is extraordinary.
The Floyd Factor production includes spectacular lasers with live music that will take your eyes on a trip through the music in your ears. The real attraction is music, and the players....

Floyd Factor features two brilliant guitarists (Andre Filippetti and Rob Sparrow), ensuring that all of David Gilmour's recorded parts are present and accounted for. Hear the award winning keyboardist, Drummer and the gifted singers. Floyd Factor's lead vocalists bring an amazing replication of the different voices featured in Pink Floyd's material. Included is the show stopping vocals of Ms. Chloe Watkinson, whose rendition of Great Gig in the Sky is a highlight in every show.

For PanIIT, Floyd Factor has carefully selected choice of high energy Classic Rock songs in addition to the very best songs from the Pink Floyd group. 
 

 




2. Geet Ghazals by Afzal and Munni Subhani

Did you know that Ghazal is an Arabic term that literally means conversing with women? However, as a literary term ghazal is a distinctive genre of Arabic, Persian and Urdu poetry. A Ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of the pain.

Afzal and Munni Subhani are disciples of Mehdi Hasan and are known for their Ghazal singing. They live in Toronto and have travelled and performed extensively in North America and abroad. They also perform yesterday’s Golden film hits, today’s Bollywood songs, Bhajans, Qawalies, including their own compositions and have done playback singing and written scores for Canadian documentaries. 

For PanIIT, they will showcase a combination of famous Hindi Songs and Ghazals

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3. Bollywood Band: Passion 2 Music

The Passion 2 Music band is led by Asad Khan, who is a Keyboardist and Music Director. He has performed with several internationally acclaimed artists and singers from India and Pakistan. His contribution to music can be felt in his live shows and the recordings with famous artists such as Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sajjad Ali, Junaid Jamshed, Ali Haider, Mehnaz and Naiyara Noor, to name a few.

He resides in Ontario and continues to tour North America and the Caribbean with his band. You can also find him accompaning international artists. He is also the founding member of the most sought after Bollywood musical group in North America, known as R&B United.

For PanIIT, the Bollywood group has planned non-stop fast heart throbbing Bollywood songs that will be remembered by everone. Put on your dancing shoes

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4. Flute and Tabla fusion by Jeetu and Sachin

Jatinder Parkash, also known as Jeetu, was born in Patiala. He has been playing flute since his childhood. Jeetu has performed on stage with many legendary singers such as: Jagjit Singh, Gurdas Maan, Bappi Lahri and more. His major achievements include scoring music for Hollywood movies, such as ‘Chloe’ and ‘Cooking with Stella’ which were released in 2010, and he has played in Hollywood movie, ‘Life of Pi’, with music composer and producer, Mychael Danna. ‘Life of Pi’ was released in November 2012 and has won several awards including an Oscar and Golden Globe for the original score. Jeetu is also a music composer, musician and an artist of Oil Paintings and Portraits.

At PanIIT, Come and hear the Fusion of Flute and Tabla by Jeetu and Sachin. Jeetu will mesmerize you with his flute and Sachin, disciple of Zakir Hussain, will uncover thrilling rhythms on Tabla

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5. Professional Dances: Bollywood and International

Details will follow. 


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