MEDIA ADVISORY: Indian singing sensation Ila Arun to headline Bollywood show in Regina

Indian singing sensation Ila Arun to headline Bollywood show in Regina

11 October 2011, Regina - Indian musical icon Ila Arun is set to headline "Bollywood Musical Sandstorm", an exciting show featuring 40 performers from India. The show starts at 7:00 pm on October 25th on the Conexus Arts Centre main stage.

Arun's international popularity spiked in 2009 with the song "Ringa Ringa" featured on the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire.

This event rounds out the "Year of India in Canada 2011" series that brought an impressive array of cultural programming through Regina, including many performers direct from India. ICA has been a proud host/organizer for these activities.

Tickets for "Bollywood Musical Sandstorm" are just $30 for adults / $15 for youth, available online through the Conexus Arts Centre box office or by contacting Anjana Kaushal at 789-8522 or Kavita Ram at 781-2381.

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The latest creation by Ila Arun, "Bollywood Musical Sandstorm" is a lavish production that weaves choreography and music seamlessly with vibrant costuming and staging.

Highlighting three artistic genres - folks folk, classical, and pop/Bollywood - this production uses dramatized song and dance sequences to take audiences on an exhilarating ride through Indian culture and pageantry.

Ila Arun is supported in this show by 40 diverse performers: professional musicians, modern dancers, and folk artists from remote corners of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Featured talent includes snake dancers, balladeers, instrumentalists, and tribal dancers - most famous in their own right, having participated in festivals all over the world.

Ila and her group have riveted audiences across the planet with over 250 shows over 25 years. The entertainment and impact is unparalleled and unforgettable.


Beloved by India, Ila Arun is an iconic folk and pop singer who has been wowing audiences since bursting onto the scene in 1986 with her debut album, Banjaran.

Over the years, Arun has amassed a global fan following that spans all ages and nationalities.

Arun's long involvement in movie soundtracks took off with the success of the songs "Morni" from Lamhe and "Choli Ke Peechhe" from Khalnayak, which led to her trend-setting videos that dominate music channels.

Arun is known for the mysterious and earthy quality of her voice, her style and verve, and multiple talents that include actress, playwright, poet/lyricist, composer, and dancer.

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