Creating an inclusive community through celebration and the joy of bhangra

We are driven by artistic innovation, creating inclusive spaces and strong community bonds.

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We see the power of arts and culture to shatter barriers and build meaningful bridges between people. Our work is to engage and to provoke – to reimagine ourselves, our identities and roles in our community.

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    News and Updates from VIBC

    Fate and Folk Lok: Kismet Estate Winery Sponsors COB Signature Event!

    Did destiny bring VIBC together with Kismet Estate Winery, or was it perhaps VIBC director and treasurer Sonny Dhillon? Either way, we want to thank Kismet for so generously sponsoring one of City of Bhangra’s signature events, Folk Lok, taking place May 29 at Fluevog Shoes in glorious Gastown.

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    Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Rocks City of Bhangra Festival 2015

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    Ten days. Two cities. Hundreds of performers. Dozens of stages. And thousands of audience members. Every spring, VIBC pulls it all out to present North America’s one and only City of Bhangra Festival, bringing together dance, music and community to celebrate life, love and inclusion. COB simply couldn’t happen, though, without the support of our sponsors, whose tremendous generosity allows VIBC to bring the highest calibre talent to Metro Vancouver year after year.

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    VIBC Directors Profile Series: Malina Parmar

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    The next VIBC director being profiled is our very own Secretary, Malina Parmar.

    Malina graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Technical Theatre Production. She does a plethora of things for VIBC, including production management, event planning, and assisting with grant applications.     

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    Music on Main makes Magic on Main

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    Take one visionary impresario. Add several storied venues. Mix in hundreds of eclectic artists performing onstage in Vancouver’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. What do you get? Magic on Main—otherwise known as Music on Main!

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