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Vandana Vishwas Wins Toronto Independent Music Awards 2016

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Published on October 02, 2016 with No Comments

Indo-Canadian World Music artist Vandana Vishwas has won in ‘Best World’ category at the 2016 Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA). This was Vandana’s fourth nomination at TIMA, having already been nominated in 2010, 2014 and 2015.

The Toronto Independent Music Awards is a homegrown annual song competition with an entrepreneurial spirit. It was created in 2004 to support independent Canadian musicians across the Province of Ontario. The TIMAs acknowledge and celebrate songs in a variety of genres without regard to recording quality, industry affiliation or sales history. The TIMAs are supported by Canadian and international music industry professionals, accomplished recording artists, broadcasters, and most of all – music fans and aficionados.

Vandana is no stranger to listeners of south Asian music and is known for her flawless voice, pure notes and crisp diction of south Asian languages which is rare outside of the Indian subcontinent. She is also one of the few original south Asian music composers and producers in Canada who are revered in India. Vandana has already won US Indies Vox-Pop, Mississauga Arts Council’s Marty award, Toronto Exclusive Magazine’s Toronto Best World CD award, Indo-Canadian Arts & Culture Initiative’s  Woman Hero award, and has been nominated for Canadian Indies, OAC’s KM Hunter award and many more apart from the TIMA awards noted above.

Vandana has released two critically acclaimed self composed and produced original music albums ‘Meera The Lover’ and ‘Monologues’, and a single ‘Samarasiddha’ to date. Her third full length album, which she says is ‘very very different’ from the first two is due to be released in next couple of months. She is keeping the album name a secret but reveals that it features diverse mainstream Canadian musicians including a Grammy winning artist. She is scheduled to tour United Kingdom and India this winter following the release of the album.

More information on Vandana and her music can be found at her website :




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