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ISF2017: Morning Raga

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Ismaili Centre Burnaby

4010 Canada Way

Enter parking via Curle Avenue

Burnaby, BC V5G 1G8


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Indian Summer Festival 2017


Mohamed Assani in concert

SPONSOR: Creative BC


“There’s no denying that this is extraordinary music.” – The Georgia Straight

Join us at a unique musical event followed by a sumptuous breakfast in the stunning garden courtyard of the Ismaili Centre Burnaby. Morning Raga features a music performance by celebrated sitarist Mohamed Assani, accompanied by tabla player Amarjeet Singh.

One of the unique characteristics of Indian music is the assignment of definite times of the day and night for performing Ragas (modes/melodies). It is believed that the Raga can only appear at the height of its melodic beauty if played at the right time of day. Since most concerts take place in the evening, audiences rarely have a chance to listen to morning ragas, thus missing out on a huge repertoire of outstanding compositions.

Unusually, this performance will take place in the morning, allowing Assani to explain and play a morning raga, in the classical Hindustani tradition. The setting will be the beautiful courtyard garden of the Ismaili Centre Burnaby and your ticket includes breakfast following the concert.


9:30am - Doors open

10:00am - Chai & snacks

10:30am - Concert followed by breakfast

For venue description and accessibility information: Ismaili Centre Burnaby

Indian Summer Festival is made possible thanks to the wonderful support of:

Simon Fraser University (Founding Partner)

Langara College (Major Partner)

Heritage Canada, Province of BC, City of Vancouver - Cultural Services (Government Partners)

CBC, Georgia Straight & Spice Radio (Premier Media Partners)


Are there services fees on top of the ticket price?

For your convenience our listed ticket prices include GST, service fees, and payment processing fees.

What is the accessibility of this event?

ASL: There is ASL available for this show upon request - please email outreach@indiansummerfest.ca to request ASL before Friday June 23rd.

This event is a scent-reduced space; please refrain from wearing scented products while attending Indian Summer Festival events.

Mobility Access: The Ismaili Centre Burnaby is accessible by wheelchair or scooter through the front door. Once inside, there is an elevator on the right which will take you upstairs to our event.

When purchasing tickets please continue to “checkout” where you will be prompted to select a wheelchair accessible seat as well as up to one complimentary companion, who will be provided with a chair next to you.

Bathrooms are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.

There is a parking lot immediately adjacent to the building.

Low Vision: This is a low vision friendly show, as the programming itself is auditory. We offer one complimentary companion ticket for those who require assistance in order to attend.

Bathrooms: All bathrooms will be gendered for this event.

Seat Design: Individual chairs, with arms.

Scent: Indian Summer Festival emails all ticket holders requesting that guests refrain from wearing scented products at all of our events. However, this venue does not have a permanent scent-free policy in place.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is an all-ages event. There is a discounted price for children aged 12 and under. Children 5 and under are free.

What is the refund policy for this event?

Refunds are not available for any Indian Summer Festival events.

Is there reserved seating?

Seating is first-come first-served.

Will there be tickets available at the door?

While there may be some tickets available at the door, we recommend buying in advance as many events do sell out. The box office will open at 9:30am the day-of the event and be located at the Ismaili Centre Burnaby. Tickets at the door will be $40 regular, $25 for aged 12 and under (5 and under free), inclusive of all taxes and fees, available for purchase by cash or credit card while supplies last.

Will I be allowed in if I arrive late?

Latecomers will be permitted entry and seated by an usher at designated pauses in the show.

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Ismaili Centre Burnaby

4010 Canada Way

Enter parking via Curle Avenue

Burnaby, BC V5G 1G8


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