Almost Live: Highlights from Indian Summer Festival 2020

Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 1:30 pm Pacific Time via Zoom

Join host Amy Amantea in the VocalEye virtual lobby at 1:30 pm Pacific Time for a little community mingling and a special preview of Tippi & Stan with creator Dorothy Dittrich at 1:45 pm. Feature presentation begins at 2 pm. Amy will be joined by special guest Laura June Albert who will take us through some of the highlights of this year’s digital Indian Summer Festival, a virtual feast for the senses.

Our 5-course tasting menu includes a sampling of the following:

  • Music (Inuit throat singers PIQSIQ)
  • Ideas (Anita Anand’s A Patient Assassin)
  • Art (Mandala-a-Day project)
  • Poetry (Jillian Christmas’s They Said We Wouldn’t Need These Life Jackets on Dry Land)
  • Food (learn to make a sprouted lentil salad with celebrity chef Vikram Vij)
  • plus a little Sufi HipHop for dessert (Ruby Singh + Jhalaak)

Guests joining us from BC will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to one of Vij’s award-winning restaurants.

Register for your VocalEye Zoom invitation by contacting or call 604-364-5949. Please let us know where you’re from and if you identify as a member of the blind/partially sighted community or as a sighted supporter. This one-time registration will give you access to all upcoming Virtual VocalEye events. 

“Mythopoeic mega-mela Indian Summer Fest mixes music, arts, deep thoughts and fine eats.” Vancouver Observer


Music: Beginnings: Sonic Tributes (YouTube)
Ruby SinghPIQSIQ, Jhalaak
Ideas: 5 x 15 Global Edition (YouTube)
Anita Anand, biographical information
Art: Sheniz Janmohamed is the artist who created the Mandala-a-Day project and inspired the ISF version
And for fun, check out the Record-Breaking Thali Platter in Pune, India (YouTube)

Almost Live Zoom events are part of VocalEye’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re here to make live arts events more accessible, even if they’re recorded, and to stay connected, even if we’re at a distance. Thank you for holding this virtual space with us until we can safely gather together again.