Kabir Centre is a professional multi-disciplinary arts organization based in Montreal, contributing to the vibrant pluralistic arts scene of Montreal, Quebec and Canada through its dedication to South Asian Classical arts, especially to its diverse music and dance forms. Acting in the role of presenters, promoters and producers of various artistic events, the centre is in favor of exploring the frontiers in aesthetically pleasing ways between South Asian classical arts and comparable art forms elsewhere in the world. The artistic activities of Kabir Centre are anchored in its social vision of promoting harmony among the people of South Asian diaspora living in Canada and building bridges with the larger Canadian society. Important activities such as monthly book club meetings (sometimes with the authors in attendance), biannual multi-lingual poetry sessions and an annual festival of South Asian Films contribute to the realization of this social vision. The Centre is governed by a board whose members distinguish themselves in their respective professions, who come from varied backgrounds and who contribute their time and expertise voluntarily to the cause of Kabir Centre.
The vision of Kabir Centre is to promote harmony and mutual respect among Montrealers of South Asian origin and in this process establish a bridge with the larger Canadian society. We do this through the medium of arts & culture. Our organization took the name of Kabir due to its core values of harmony, tolerance and inclusiveness being essentially the same as those propagated by Kabir, a 15th century mystic and poet who lived in India. Further information on Kabir may be found at the following site: http://www.poetseers.org/the-poetseers/kabir/kabir-index/