Hot Times is one of the golden treasures of Columbus. It serves as a cultural bridge in our community. It is so important as everything changes in our city. It is so important to hold on to the cultures of the different communities. That is what Hot Times is about.
Hot Times Festival
Hot Times Community Music and Arts Festival
Not only is all my food inspired by the anime; but, at all of my pop-up events, I dress in cosplays. It creates a vibe where they are getting the food and seeing me and my friends dressed in costumes.
It is like I brought the outside to the inside of the vehicle. I have the fun world around me watching people giving me high fives and thumbs up.
I play with an all-women’s group called “Sistah Ngoma.” I am incorporating the men. When I incorporate the men, we call ourselves the “Spirit Drummers.” Ngoma is an African phrase that means song, drama and dance. I am working on the group being more multi-cultural.
This is a festival to just come relax, catch up, and connect.
I am from Pakistan. In Pakistan, I have been painting cars/trucks since I was seven (for 30 years).
I have several themes; the front is my love of hockey. I did music in the back because one of my sons is into music, I like the beach; so, on the doors, I have the beach, then I randomly put freaky things on.