The Canadian Indo-Pakistani Bhangra music group, JoSH the Band, kicks off Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy India festival 2023 on Friday night. Come down and join us at the Concert Stage for their fusion of hip-hop, pop, and Bhangra music, it’s sure to be an electric performance!
About JoSH the Band
Canadian music group “JoSH” were formed in Montreal, Canada in the late 90’s. Comprised of members Rup Magon and Qurram Hussain, JoSH has been producing, writing, and singing hit songs for over two decades and have performed in more than 25 countries. They have released four chart-topping albums selling more than three million records worldwide, most in India and Pakistan. Based in Toronto now, the duo has become one of the most widely-recognized Indo-Pak-Canadian bands in the world. JoSH has collaborated with international artists such as Nelly Furtado, Apache Indian, Rishi Rish, Domeno, Sukhbir, Timbaland, Priyanka Chopra.
Perhaps it was only in Canada where Rup, of Sikh background, and Q, who is Pakistani, could have made such a strong instant connection. They met in their hometown, Montreal, in the mid-1990s after Rup had already formed JoSH and established the band within the city’s South Asian community. Q had played in more mainstream rock bands but found in JoSH’s approach the room to explore his growing interest in Asian underground fusion.
The concert stage is an accessible venue. Raised spots accessible by ramps at the back of the venue providing ample sightlines are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dates & Times
9:30pm – 11pm
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8