Dya Singh joins Vedic Vibe in One En-Chanted Evening


By harb gill

Dya Singh was 10 when his eldest brother gave him Dale Carnegie’s book "How to win friends and influence people". Little did Dya know that one day he would write his own book – Sikhing Success and Happiness – and travel the world playing music to uplift others.

This month (Sept 15) Dya performs in a three-hour show at the Melbourne Fringe Festival to raise funds for children with Type 1 Diabetes.

"My father, a Sikh missionary, had one advice for me: the highest spiritual honour bestowed on a human being is not wealth, fame or power,  but the ability to be of service to others. And if one so blessed does not carry out one's dharma, then it is a life wasted," says Dya. 

“There is no better way than to give freely to children who need it most. Also, there is a Sikh quote – service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy as humans on this planet.”

Dya, who has performed to great acclaim the world over and has a string of albums to his name, works with youth in Australia and overseas to help them unlock their potential.

“Happiness starts with being in an ever-present, uplifting, positive state of mind, and being in touch with one’s inner self,” he says.

“So understanding one’s own mind, regular self-analysis and looking within are triggers for outward progress in life, success and happiness.”

The Fringe show One En-Chanted Evening, presented by Melbourne ensemble Vedic Vibe, will take audiences deep into themselves.

The evening will be guided by 15 musicians playing a mix of eastern and western instruments including the sitar, harmonium, cello, oud, tablas, merdang, guitar, derebouka, bass guitar and tamboura in the beautifully restored chapel at the Abbotsford Convent.

Together the musicians produce the sounds of ancient India in a creative and modern form. Nine dancers from Dance of the deities will be part of the evening.

Bring a cushion, shawl, water bottle, and an open mind and heart for an enchanted evening that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and uplifted, if not blissed out! 

All proceeds from the event will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 

Date: September 15, 2018

Time: 6.30-9.30pm

Venue: Good Shepherd Chapel, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Tickets: $25/$20 via https://melbournefringe.com.au/event/one-en-chanted-evening/ or 9660 9666 (or at the door, if available

For media inquiries, please contact Melbourne Fringe publicist Fiona Brook, Zilla & Brook Publicity. M: 0407 900 840 E: fiona@zillaandbrook.com.au 

OR Harb Gill, Vedic Vibe artistic director. M: 0401 719 857

E: harbkaurgill@gmail.com 

HIGH-RES PICS available at: https://www.vedicvibe.com.au/photo-gallery/

BIOS available at: vedicvibe.com.au/meet-the-team/ 

written by: Harb gill 

Katrina Leavitt