MUSICIAN Vandana Vishwas has been nominated for ‘Best World’ music award at the 2014 Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA). This is Vandana’s second nomination at TIMA, the first one being in 2010.
Mississauga-based Vandana Vishwas has been lauded by South Asian music legends such as ghazal maestro brothers Ustad Ahmed and Mohammed Husain and renowned music composer Sohail Rana, as well as leading mainstream north American critics and music reviewers of mainstream media such as Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Milwaukee Express, Mississauga News and CBC.
Her music albums ‘Meera The Lover’ and ‘Monologues’ have landed Vandana with Toronto Exclusive Magazine’s ‘Toronto Best World CD’ Award 2010, US Independent Music Vox-Pop Award 2011, Mississauga Arts Council’s Marty Award 2012 and nominations in Canadian Indies 2010, TIMA 2010 and K.M. Hunter award for music by Ontario Arts Council in 2010. She composed her own songs and produced the albums.
Both these albums were also picked up by a leading label for release in India, ‘Monologues’ being launched in Mumbai by veteran Bollywood playback singer Suresh Wadkar.
Last month, Vandana Vishwas released her new single, a unique project that is a theme track for London (UK)-based author Sandeep Nayyar’s debut Hindi novel ‘Samarsiddha’, published by Penguin India.
Vandana has recently performed at the FTDM Sherbrooke, Quebec and CNE (The Ex) at the International Stage and will be performing on September 27 at 1 p.m. at Hindu Heritage Centre, Mississauga as part of Culture Days 2014.
More information on Vandana and her music can be found at her website: