Thanks for stopping by! CICF is proud to present the annual festival ChutneyFest! Each and every year we take pride in showcasing the best of local Indo-Caribbean talent. We feature key elements of our culture through various food, music and dance! When attending ChutneyFest you are sure to experience an explosion of Indo-Caribbean culture, with vibrant colours, tasty foods, infectious music and energetic dance moves that highlight our heritage, you are sure to be dancing along and enjoying every minute! At ChutneyFest, we ensure that the Indo-Caribbean culture is represented to the best of our ability by featuring local Canadian talent as well as international artists! With ChutneyFest happening late July of every year, be sure to pay close attention to upcoming announcements! You can always refer to our website, as well as our social medias! If you'd like to know more on what ChutneyFest is about be sure to click that read more button below!
On the ChutneyFest stage, we aim to play all types of music and showcase various instruments that are closely connected to the Indo-Caribbean community. At ChutneyFest there is a special focus on portraying the central-local talent we have right here in the GTA as well as bringing in foreign artists that epitomize the culture and really help our attendees feel connected the Indo-Caribbean music! We promise that our acts won’t disappoint! With so much non-stop entertainment, you’re sure to be encapsulated by Indo-Caribbean Music!
CICF and ChutneyFest takes pride in working with the youth and upcoming musical generations of the community. Being able to help promote and showcase their talent as well as helping to develop their confidence is a key aspect of the overall mission of ChutneyFest. We display many forms of talent and music on the ChutneyFest Stage, ranging from tassa drumming, live bands, steel pan, and our annual singing competition! Each year ChutneyFest includes a competition for our local singers to go head-to-head in an entertaining and fierce battle to see who will be crowned the ChutneyFest Champion!
Food promotes unity, togetherness, and culture, ChutneyFest takes pride in ensuring your tastebuds are happy, from near or far! At a live in-person ChutneyFest Events, there are multiple food booths as well as food trucks on-site, with numerous Indo-Caribbean delicacies available! When looking at ChutneyFest virtual events, there are many loved brands of Indo-Caribbean food supplies, that you can use in your everyday cooking! Make sure to keep an eye out for these amazing brands and get your tastebuds ready for an explosion for flavor!
Dance is a huge contributor to the translation of Indo-Caribbean culture, it is an activity that many younger generations get involved in to better understand their culture, it promotes keeping the culture alive and concurrently assists the youth when growing a connection to their Indo-Caribbean roots as well as becoming overall more confident. At ChutneyFest, there are many types of dances that are brought to the stage!
Here at ChutneyFest, our main mission is to expose the youth and current multicultural community to the Indo-Caribbean culture and heritage. This allowing many individuals across the GTA to showcase and further develop their talents in representation to the Indo-Caribbean culture.