City of Bhangra Festival Official Afterparty: Bhangra & Beyond

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DJ Rehka spins at Basement Bhangra's new home: le poisson rouge (Source: www.nishasondhe.com)
DJ Rehka spins at Basement Bhangra's new home: le poisson rouge (Source: www.nishasondhe.com)

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New York’s most influential South Asian DJ headlines the all-female DJ lineup, featuring DJ Rehka, Lil India, and Lady Ra at Vancouver’s biggest bhangra party of the year!

The City of Bhangra Festival official Afterparty, Bhangra & Beyond, takes place this Saturday, June 6th, the last day of the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration society (VIBC).

Dj Rekha is a London-born producer based in New York City. Her music is a seamless mixture of South Asian bhangra music with hip-hop tones and electronic beats. She has been hailed as a pioneer of South Asian music, for establishing the bhangra genre into the NYC music scene through her long-running event in New York, Basement Bhangra.

Check out President Obama introducing DJ Rehka at the White House as “mixing hip hop beat with the sound of her heritage”:

Get your tickets for this bumping party and end the festival with a BHANG at: Eventbrite or at Highlife Records or Zulu Records.

The event is presented by Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, and produced by VIBC, A-Town Presents, and Beats Without Borders.

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Saturday June 6, 2015 at FIVESIXTY (560 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC)

The hosts the City of Bhangra Festival annually to promote an inclusive community “through dance, music and community, establishing relationships across genres of performance and ethno-cultural boundaries”. The 10 day event (from May 28 to June 6), features over three-hundred-and-fifty artists and performers and draws over twenty-five-thousand attendees who all come together to celebrate bhangra music.

 

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