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Runs from Sunday April 14 2024 to Sunday April 14 2024


Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall
13450 - 104 Avenue
Surrey BC V3T 1V8

Event Notes


Community Organized Event - Presented by Sikh Heritage BC

Join us at Surrey City Hall for Sikh Heritage BC’s art exhibition: Kaum - An evening of art, performance and storytelling celebrating Sikh resilience throughout the centuries. Reflecting on 40 years since the 1984 Sikh Genocide, Kaum will explore the past, present and future of chardi kala in the face of oppression. The kaum, or “community” is a critical source of strength, solace and political direction and offers a well of inspiration for the visual art, film, poetry and music to be featured at Sikh Heritage Month’s flagship event.

Whether it be dhadi vaaran sung in times of battle or beautiful works of poetic literature composed in moments of calm, artistic expression has been central to forming both the spiritual and political Sikh psyche. Through art, we return to ourselves, to the aspirations of our people and to the stories of those who sacrificed everything for our kaum.

This event takes place on the Unceded Territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations.

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