REFLECTIONS THROUGH HEART: A COMMUNITY OPEN MIC

Join us for an evening of:

  • Exclusive stand-up comedy by actor/writer/comic D’Lo
  • Live music, comedy and storytelling by South Asian artists
  • Free chai and samosas
  • Wine for purchase

Reflections through HeART – a CommUNITY Open Mic Event will also feature singer Ashavari and will be hosted by stand-up-comic Jamal Dean Siddiqui.

Event Date: Saturday, Sep 24th, 

Time: 7:00 pm PST

Venue: Broadway Performance Hall

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FEATURED ARTISTS

PROOF dloco.kid 397D’Lo is a queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comic whose work ranges from stand-up comedy, solo theater, plays, films, short stories and poetry. His solo shows Ramble-Ations, D’FunQT, D’FaQTo Life and To T, or not To T have toured theaters and festivals nationally, and he is a regular performer/speaker on the college/university circuit as well.His acting credits include: LOOKING, TRANSPARENT, SENSE 8, Mr. ROBOT and Issa Rae-produced MINIMUM WAGE. Currently, he has a series based on his life that is set up at BTR Media and Paul Feig’s Powderkeg Media. Most recently, D’Lo was awarded the Artist Disruptor Fellowship through the Center for Cultural Performance and 5050×2020 an initiative started by Joey Soloway, and he is also a Senior Civic Media Fellow through USC’s Annenberg School of Innovation funded by the MacArthur Foundation.As a writer he has been published in various anthologies and academic journals, and he is the creator of the “Coming Out, Coming Home” writing workshop series which have taken place with South Asian and/or Immigrant LGBTQ Organizations nationally, which provide a transformative space for workshop participants to write through their personal narratives and share their truths through a public reading.

Ashavari

Ashavari is a singer-songwriter and model from Toronto, Canada. Born a performer and living on stage since she could walk, Ashavari started her musical training at a young age after immigrating from Mumbai, India. She developed a unique, soulful sound that is sweet, sassy and unapologetically herself. Being a versatile singer with a wide range who formerly fronted prog metal bands, Ashavari now finds her smooth, sultry vocals right at home in the r&b pop, and neosoul genre.
Ashavari has graced the stage of many iconic venues in Canada like The Opera House, The Velvet Underground, The Rivoli and Petit Campus Montreal both as a singer and model-dancer. She’s walked the runway for Fashion Art Toronto, a prestigious alternative fashion show, and backup danced for Dorian Electra in 2018, where Rina Sawayama was headlining. She has also opened for legendary metal bands like Sonata Arctica & The Agonist with her previous band.
Ashavari put out her first single as a solo artist in 2019 and has collaborated on songs with Gold artist and former NEW CITY singer, Adrian Mitchell, known for his work with Timbaland. In 2020, Ashavari was featured on “I OWN IT” by Seattle hiphop artist, HI-DEF and producer Qreepz. The song hit 10,000 streams in a month and got radio play on Spoon 107.5.
Ashavari’s latest EP release, BitterSweet, takes you on a trip of lo-fi and soul with eclectic anime cover art that offers a snapshot of the artist’s life at the beginning of her healing journey

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