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

    “Tikkun Olam” – Repairing the World: An Interview with CIJA

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    VIBC is dedicated to building bridges across cultures and strengthening our community by creating shared experiences and opportunities for learning. This year, through Yael Levin, we’ve had the privilege of connecting with The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of Jewish life in Canada, and advocating for freedom, human rights, and social justice.

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    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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