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Happy Independence Day Pakistan 🇵🇰 and INDIA 🇮🇳

February 7, 2022

- ‘PakistanIndia’

- ‘One Punjab-One Love’

- ‘Borderless ‘

Folk Lok Live: Borderless is a celebration of pre-partition Punjab.

Before invisible lines laid down by the British divided Punjabis, we lived together, we laughed together, we cried together and we were a part of each other's story. Our daily lives, our daily rituals, our traditions and our dreams were rooted in the same soil. Our love stories carried the same sweetness, our struggles shed the same tears, our songs told the same stories and our bodies moved to the same beats.

Seventy years after partition and oceans away, Punjabis in the Diaspora still have Punjab imprinted on our souls. We experience the pull of the land, feel the whispers of the breeze from the fields and hear the gentle laughter of waves on the banks of the rivers. What we forget is that we share the same sweet memories with our neighbours. The Punjabi spirit doesn’t recognize state lines that divide; it still dances to the same dhol and tumbhi on both sides of the border.

Through the beauty of Waris Shah’s Heer and Bulleh Shah’s poetry, the movements of Jhoomar and Jugni, and the sound of the dhol, tumbhi and bugchu, we honour the spirit and the brotherhood of our forefathers by exploring our identity, our culture and our history pre-partition. Artistically curated by Vijay Yamla, grandson of legendary Ustaad Lal Chand Yamla Jatt and Hardeep Singh Sahota of Royal Academy of Punjab, and MC’d by Mo Dhaliwal.

In a time when there is so much division and discrimination, so much hate and mistrust, Folk Lok Live: Borderless will spread the message of love and unity. We will come together and share our stories and let our soul shine and our spirit dance together.

Supported by: Govt of Canada – Govt of BC – Arts BC – City of Surrey – Metro Vancouver and local Community partners.

Media Partners: Channel Punjabi – Red Fm 93.1 – Gabroo Tv

  1. MC – Mo Dhaliwal
  2. Opening MC – MLA Rachna Singh
  3. Poet – Harpreet Kang


  1. Vijay Yamla
  2. Prince Tejay


  1. Bruce Harding
  2. Sandy
  3. Coach Sandhu
  4. Amarjit Valjot
  5. Jassi Singh
  6. Saranjeet Singh
  7. Gurdev Singh


  1. Deeksha Arora
  2. Gursimar Sahota
  3. Manisha Malhi
  4. Jevan Waraich
  5. Channel Sekhon
  6. Gurnoor Pannu
  7. Sehajmann Tejay
  8. Prableen Mal
  9. Aditya Monga
  10. Sharan Brar
  11. Manmeet puri
  12. Taran Dhatt
  13. Ravjit Deol
  14. Sahildeep Cheema
  15. Ishaan Singh
  16. Himat Grewal

Project Manager

Anita Lal

Artistic Director

Hardeep Singh Sahota

Special thanks to media partners

Channel Punjabi

Red Fm

SawRaj radio

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