Arushi Jain, Sheherazaad & Piu In Concert

Showing on July 11

Playing at Performance Works

Double exposure image of Piu singing into a microphone over a console
Photo: Dayna Syzndrowski

Co-Produced with Indian Summer Festival

Join us for an evening of groundbreaking music at the Indian Summer Festival, featuring three trailblazing voices in contemporary South Asian music. Weaving classical vocal traditions with daring sound experimentations, these artists are forging new sonic landscapes.

Delhi-born, US-based artist Arushi Jain is known for her “heavenly hybrid” of modular synthesis and Indian classical music (Uncut Magazine). Jain deploys sounds that infuse ambient and drone aesthetics into traditional Indian forms. Her 2024 release, Delight, draws from Raga Bageshri and “emanates iridescence through a diversity of electronic and acoustic textures” (Pitchfork). Fresh from touring with Oneohtrix Point Never, the ‘Modular Princess’ is set to captivate Vancouver with her innovative soundscapes.

Overhead shot of a woman performing with a microphone and console with a complex array of wires, with creative spotlighting and a  background starlight flare.

Making her Canadian debut, Indo-American vocalist Sheherazaad is redefining contemporary folk-pop. Influenced by her bicultural upbringing, Sheherazaad uses Hindi and Urdu to deliver poetic narratives that navigate themes of displacement and identity. Her debut 2024 album, Qasr, produced by Grammy-winner Arooj Aftab, offers an ethereal ode to her South Asian heritage that invites listeners “to forge our own castles, musical queendoms, and impossible dreamlands.” 

Opening the night is Piu, a Nanaimo–based vocalist and composer whose hypnotic performances combine ambient electronics with global rhythms. A lifelong student of Indian classical music, Piu’s forthcoming 2024 debut album promises a fusion of cultural sounds and personal narratives, continuing her exploration of new musical territories. 

Experience these celestial voices at the nexus of tradition and innovation, where sublime, otherworldly soundscapes come to life.

This event is curated by Jarret Martineau


Arushi Jain

About Indian Summer Festival

At the Indian Summer Festival (ISF2024) in Vancouver Canada, we invite you to step through the doorway of PARADOX and open your imagination to new possibilities. From July 4-14, 2024, over 80 global artists will share their creative talents through live concerts, thought-provoking discussions and breathtaking visual arts displays. Discover new artists to love and stay on the forefront of artistic innovation!

This year’s programming explores the concept of PARADOX, considering how embracing copresent truths might be the key to a more harmonious society. Join us on this extraordinary journey, where every moment will be a testament to the beauty and complexity of our shared human experience.


Performance Works

1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver


  • July 11: 7:30 PM




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Wheelchair and Mobility Device Accessible

This is a sit down event with a raised stage at the front of the theatre. Expect loud music from a mixture of electronic and acoustic instruments and vocals. The stage will be brightly lit, but without any strobing or flashing lights.

See full accessibility details.