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Posted on: March 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Canton’s Village Theater Welcomes “LOVEfest: Welcome the Stranger”, A Celebration of Love& Diversity

 Kiran Ahluwalia will present “LOVEfest: Welcome the Stranger”, bringing exceptional performances of both traditional and modern arts from the Sikh and Muslim cultures to create a positive curiosity at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton, MI on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Kiran Ahluwalia’s LOVEfest combines the talents of sacred and secular artists from both Muslim and Sikh traditions (two communities currently experiencing an alarming rise in hate crimes.)  Featuring the passionate vocals of Kiran Ahluwalia (from India), inspired Arabic songwriting of Souad Massi (Algeria), combined with traditional Sikh temple singers and the colorful whirling of Egyptian Tanoura Sufi dancers, LOVEfest illuminates a diverse world of cultural artistic expression; offering performers and audiences alike an opportunity to “Welcome the Stranger”.

Kiran Ahluwalia shares her inspiration to develop LOVEfest: Welcome the Stranger, “the idea of LOVEfest arose from my personal interest in exploring aspects of cultural intolerance - the loss of ‘brotherhood’ in mankind.  It is a theme close to my personal experience.  My story is that of an immigrant born in India and raised in Canada.  As an immigrant child, the hardships we faced were touted as temporary – the effects were permanent.” 

LOVEfest opens doors into two religions and cultures that, at the very least, remain mysterious to the general public.  It brings you exceptional performances of both traditional and modern arts from the Sikh and Muslim cultures and hopes to create a positive curiosity.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $28.  Purchase your tickets online today at or by calling 734/394-5300.  Tickets can also be purchased at The Village Theater Box Office

one hour prior to show time.

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.

For more information about this beautifully arranged concert celebrating love and diversity, visit,, or call 734/394-5300.

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