Marilyn Gilbert Artists Management Inc.

Marilyn Gilbert Artists Management Inc.

November 08, 2005 15:58 ET

Multi-Faith Festival, December 3rd, 2005

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 8, 2005) - Dr. Shiva's, Rashtravani, (voice of a nation), prominent member of the multicultural community in the Greater Toronto Area is a choral music ensemble performing multimedia shows. We are proud to have the strong support of repeat sponsors and recurring audience members for our multimedia show spectacles.

UTSAV, a multi faith festival and world premier multi-media spectacle is being launched in Toronto December 3, 2005 by Dr. Shiva's Rashtravani.

Our next production UTSAV, (a multi-faith festival) and a World Premiere is being launched in Toronto on December 3, 2005 at 7:30 PM at the John Bassett Theatre Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Front Street, Toronto ON. Ticket prices are 125.00, 75.00 and 45.00. They are available from October 2005 at ( or 416-870-8000.

UTSAV is a multimedia show spectacle based on a unified musical theme celebrating multi-faith festivals that enrich and increase cross-cultural awareness within our vibrant community.

"The guiding light of Rashtravani is Dr. Ramier Siva-Nandan or Dr.Shiva for short. He is a man of many parts and excels in each of them."

As a medical doctor Shiva has an undergraduate degree in Medicine and a postgraduate MD in Radiology from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, an FRCR from the Royal College of Radiologists in London UK, an FFRRCSI from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Two Imaging fellowships from USA and Three Imaging Fellowships from the University of Toronto Canada. Shiva also has a Computer Sciences diploma in Programming from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

The Utsav-Trillium Health Centre Story:

Dr. Shiva's Rashtravani (voice of a nation), a 25 year dream is now a reality.

The year - 1990. The place - Kuwait. After the enormous success of the live audio-visual multimedia show "Discovery of India" in 1989 with over 60+ musicians and singers performing a "vrindagana"(choral and orchestral ensemble), Dr. Shiva and his team were preparing to launch the unique classical and folk symphony and choir "Rashtravani". However Iraq's invasion of Kuwait shattered those dreams. Dr. Shiva was stuck in Kuwait helping civilians evacuate a war zone.

When the time for him to leave, there was only the choice of driving his car by land or risk getting stranded in the desert. It took him 28 days to reach Mumbai via Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India. He migrated to Canada in 1993.

Eight years later in Toronto Canada, Dr. Shiva's Rashtravani was successfully launched.

After three world premieres and several shows in Toronto and Montreal Canada, between 1999 and 2005, Dr Shiva had a stroke in April 2005. Whether you call it luck or prayer Dr. Shiva escaped with minimal or no loss of function but the episode not only left him with weakness but also with a sense of need to give back to society.

UTSAV the world premiere was on its way in any case but Dr. Shiva wanted to combine this world premiere extravaganza for a noble cause - for the Trillium Health Centre's new cardiac patient wing building. Trillium Foundation came forward to give Dr Shiva's choral ensemble the support and here we are launching the campaign to raise funds.

To interview Dr. Shiva please contact Marilyn Gilbert at

For booking contact:
Marilyn Gilbert
33 Isabella St. #112
Toronto, ON Canada M4Y 2P7
888-899-2298 toll free
416-410-8224 office

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