Performers

V-love is an Afro pop, reggae local artist based in Surrey but originally from Liberia (Western part of Africa). V-love started singing at the early age of six. His passion for music and design got him a lot of attention from music and design lovers. V-love has worked with Yemi Alade, Timaya and Diamond Platinumz and is currently working on his second album, which is set to be released anytime in 2023. Music and design are his passion…. it’s where he find love, peace, purpose and happiness.

Argel MDR is a Filipino-Canadian singer/songwriter from Surrey, Canada. He was one of the Top 10 finalists of CBC's Toyota Searchlight 2021. When he was 15 years old, he moved to Canada from the Philippines with his family to seek a better life and opportunities. With Sam Smith, One Republic, and Original Pinoy Music (OPM) as his music influences, Argel wants to use the power of storytelling to inspire Filipino youth and other immigrants through his music and theatrical performances. In addition, he is an advocate of representation, anti-racism work, and inclusion. Argel's most recent single, 'Sail Away' was featured in Spotify editorial playlists, including Fresh Finds Philippines. Argel recently received a Pop Artist of the Year Nomination and an Excellence Award by a BIPOC artist from Fraser Valley Music Awards 2021 by CIVL radio 101.7 FM.

Just a dude who loves playing music. I've been playing for about 15 years and play 6 instruments well, but I prefer guitar singing and harmonica.

Jada Klein is an award winning Singer-Songwriter from Abbotsford, Canada. The artist’s thoughtfully crafted R&B-rooted style is soulfully infused with elements of jazz and soul. Her love of music and performing started early and was influenced by Norah Jones, Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill. If she could pick any mentor, Klein admits it would be SZA, as “she’s so in touch with herself and who she is an artist”. Jada brings her full passion for writing and performing to the stage, where her smokey tone and vulnerability captivates her audience.

Andy is a unique performer who personifies a meeting place for the worlds of music, science and recycling.  He uses amazing, invented instruments, world music, and humor, along with a pro recycling message, to enthrall young audiences with a truly creative and educational performance!  

He has performed for hundreds of schools around the world, the Vancouver Children’s Festival, Vancouver Folkfest, a Raffi album, and three CBC documentaries.  With 40 years’ experience studying music from various cultures, he has performed with African and Indian ensembles, and the Children’s Landfill Harmonic Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. With Delhi2Dublin, he toured the world, performing for the prime minister, British royal family, BBC, and MTV India.  Andy also performed in China’s Forbidden City and the Early Learning Centre in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan to the sheer delight of the children and teachers! 

We are a group of friends, all immigrants from Argentina in BC, who love meeting and jamming. Each of us has experience in different styles and bands. We love Argentinian music and our goal is to share the richness and variety of genres in our traditional music.

Having started his music education at a very young age, Bero’s journey was touched by music at every step of the way. He has always seen music as a connective, universal language that can unite the world amidst chaos. Bero is now a music composer, arranger and producer based in Vancouver, BC. He advocates for equity, peace and unity through his take on Middle Eastern music traditions and by creating works of Intercultural Fusion. He consistently aims to collaborate with musicians from diverse walks of life who share music as a universal language. As such, by combining musical traditions, fusing genres and creating intersectional audiences, he aims to represent a collective that circumvents seeming divisions and portrays a collaborative and equitable future.

Kwasi is the owner of African arts and percussion. Djembe drum instructor and performer. Wale is a traditional Sakara player, performer and singer. Chris plays djembe drums, congas, percussion, guitar, bass and vocals.

2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee - "Best Traditional Singer" has become known as one of the most exciting roots artists in Western Canada.

Equally skilled at delivering a dance-inducing, powerhouse Celtic rock tune as a quietly heartrending East Coast-influenced ballad, Pat’s rootsy vocal style, charismatic stage presence and expert musicianship (guitar) are making for an ever-growing audience of enthusiastic fans.

Its music is played and performed, and often written, in Pat’s distinctive and unique voice; strongly rooted in the Celtic tradition, but with an open-hearted connection to the place he calls home and the modern world around him. His lyrics are at turns profound – or witty and high-spirited – but always dynamic and relatable.

"Utopia Ensemble" is an infusion world music ensemble, who perform songs from various parts of the world; including Eastern Europe, Middle East, Latin America, South Africa, Arab world, and India. Our goal is promotion of love, unity, and peace among all human beings regardless of their origins, skin color, religion, and language. We advocate for ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness’ of all human beings in the world through music.

V'ni Dansi is a Vancouver-based traditional Métis and contemporary dance company dedicated to sharing the dances, stories and culture of the Métis. Led by Artistic Director, Yvonne Chartrand, V'ni Dansi holds the distinction of being the only company in Canada dedicated to both Métis and contemporary dance. Meaning "come and dance" in Michif, V'ni Dansi is thrilled to share the Métis people's joyful culture with audiences of all nations. V'ni Dansi's Louis Riel Métis Dancers specialise in and are dedicated to preserving traditional Métis dances.

Yuki the juggler is a Japanese Canadian professional juggler based in Vancouver, Canada. He has performed at events across 5 continents and is on the local roster of artists where he can be seen at community and corporate events in Lower Mainland, BC. Some of his achievements include 1st place at East Japan Juggling Jam Session 2013 and awarded the CanSpin: Canadian Juggler of the Year Award in 2015 and in 2019. His company, Cause & Effect Circus has produced a multiple award winning show ‘The New Conformity’ and is currently working on a new production funded by the Canada Arts Council. Alongside his performance, he has served time on a board of organizations such as International Juggling Association, and Madskillz Vancouver Society to help promote the art of juggling both locally and internationally. Yuki also is an inspiring juggling coach and few of his former students have been accepted to circus schools around the globe to pursue juggling arts.

Nahualli (Nah-Wall-e) Folklore Society is a registered non-profit organization established in Vancouver, B.C. Canada since 2010. Our purpose is to represent and share Mexican Culture through dance.

The name Nahualli originates from an indigenous language of Mexico called Nahuatl (Nah-wah-til). It signifies an animal spirit or transforming power that protects and guides each person from the moment of birth.

Nahualli specializes in the performance of Traditional Mexican Dance, including zapateado, skirt twirling, body placement and alignment and dance composition techniques combined with Mexico's most popular rhythms of El Son, El Huapango, Musica Ranchera, Banda, Indigenous music and many others.

Ivan Hartle is a musician from Vancouver, B.C. His style reflects a musical upbringing, as well as his experience playing college baseball in the southern United States. Eliciting vintage vibes, his fluid genre has elements of blues, soul, jazz and folk. Ivan draws inspiration from the classic soul sounds of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, to new age artists like Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer, Leon Bridges, and Amos Lee. Performing both as a band and solo, Ivan's memorable live act is characterized by his strong, soulful vocals and guitar playing.

ROOTS is a Peruvian folk dance group founded in 2017 under the direction of Jessica Roca Muncaster.  ROOTS seeks to present and preserve Peruvian cultural dances within the communities of British Colombia.

The beauty, colour, and excitement of traditional Peruvian dances are displayed in the repertoire, including dances from the three regions of Peru: Coastal, Andes, and the Amazon. You can find ROOTS performing in a variety of venues including festivals, community groups, schools, and private events. Audiences love the combination of music, costumes, and folklore presented during the performances. Roots is a group of volunteer dancers with various cultural backgrounds who share a passion for Peruvian Folk Dance. The rich heritage of Peruvian folk artistry is an experience you don’t want to miss.

Hua Xia Multiculture Society has a primary mission of coordinating and implementing comprehensive educational, cultural and social programs designed to promote intercultural dialogue, awareness and respect for diversity.  

Through advocacy and cultural programs, we create opportunities for our clients and members to expand their cultural knowledge and appreciation.  We utilize our programs and support systems to provide an optimum developmental environment where all members may develop to the highest level of their potential within the intellectually and culturally vibrant community of Surrey, and the Lower Mainland of BC.