Come prepared to dance the night away. A Bhangra inspired music and dance festival with live performances, Bhangra lessons and much more. Special performances from: Vancouver Island Bhangra, Bollywood Beats Victoria and Beats by Dhol. Music brought to you by DJ Diablo.
6:00-6:15 pm – Introduction by Sukhi
6:15-6:30 pm – Beats by Dhol: Dhol Players: TJ Chahal & Sheru Chahal
6:30-6:45 pm – Bollywood Beats Victoria: Dancer: Yamini Iyer
6:45-7:00 pm – Vancouver Island Bhangra: Kids Bhangra Performance
7:00-7:30 pm – Vancouver Island Bhangra: Bhangra Lessons with Sukhi Sangha
7:30-7:45 pm – DJ Diablo & Dhol Beats Dance off for the community: Seniors, Adults, Kids
7:45-8:00 pm – Closing remarks, Beats by Dhol, Drum Circle
Bhangra is a lively form of music and traditional folk dance that originated in the Sialkot area of Punjab, a region in southeast Asia. It is done in the season of harvesting. While Bhangra began as a part of harvest festival celebrations, it eventually became part of such diverse occasions such as weddings and New Year celebrations. Bhangra has surged in popularity worldwide, both in traditional form and as a fusion with genres such as hip-hop, house, and reggae.
Bhangra has developed as a combination of dances from different parts of the Punjab region. The term Bhangra now refers to several kinds of dances and arts, including Daankara, Dhamal, Gidda, Jhumar, Julli, Kikli, Luddi, and Sammi.