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

    COB 2015 A Huge Success: THANK YOU!

    COB 2015 Huge Success

    Ten days, a dozen stages, hundreds of performers, and Vancouver was once again the centre of #BhangraLove! From the magic of our May 28 opening event, Taza Beats, to the dynamic sounds of SETI X and Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti at Fluevog Shoes in glorious Gastown; from a truly mesmerizing evening with Surrey’s own Raju Johal at the Fox Cabaret, to two lively Bhangra Village Conference events bringing artists and audiences together for discussions of all things bhangra; to two fantastic days of live performances by local, national and international singers, dancers, musicians, and bhangra teams at Downtown Bhangra; and to an afterparty to end all afterparties at Club FIVESIXTY, this year’s City of Bhangra Festival was an amazing experience from start to finish!

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    COB 2015 Starts Tomorrow!

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    May 28 is go time for the City of Bhangra Festival! Through June 6, the Festival celebrates a form of folk music and dance from the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan, delivered with all the excitement of the 21st century. Ten days, 2 cities, 8 events, 300+ performers, and 18,000 local and international attendees in Vancouver and Surrey will celebrate this year’s theme of #BhangraLove

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    COB 2015 Kicks Off This Week!

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    ZEE TV Canada Presents City of Bhangra Festival May 28–June 6, 2015

    10 days, 2 cities, 350+ performers, and tons of #BhangraLove

    This is City of Bhangra Festival 2015!

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    ZEE TV Canada Sponsors City of Bhangra Festival

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    Happy to announce that ZEE TV Canada has come on board as presenting sponsor of City of Bhangra Festival 2015! 

    ZEE was launched in North America in 1998 and continues to be the premiere South Asian network in the Americas. According to ZEE Americas Director of Distribution, Akhilesh Gupta: “In 2012 ZEE USA was the first South Asian Network to go HD, and we successfully launched ZEE Canada HD in 2013. ZEE Americas continues to maintain its leadership position in the North American market by delivering the highest quality entertainment that the South Asian audience wants to watch.”

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