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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    #BhangraLove—One Campaign to Rule Them All!

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    What comes to mind when you hear the words Bhangra Love? My initial thought was “it’s just a person’s passion for music and dance.” However, as a VIBC volunteer, I quickly learned it’s much more than just that. Last year’s 10th anniversary for VIBC’s City of Bhangra Festival proved the widespread popularity of the now well-known #BhangraLove campaign. The significance of these two words is truly remarkable; they have the power to capture both the vision and mission of VIBC in the simplest form. 

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    “Freedom is Not Obtained by Begging”—VIBC Presents Songs of Revolution

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    “Freedom is Not Obtained by Begging”—VIBC Presents Songs of Revolution

    Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30–8:30
    Surrey City Hall, 13450–104 Avenue, Surrey 

    VIBC’s vision is to create an inclusive community for all through celebration and the joy of bhangra. On March 19, we invite you to attend an extraordinary event at Surrey City Hall, connecting revolutionary Ghadar poetry to elements of folk bhangra performance.

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    Want to Perform at VIBC's City of Bhangra Festival?

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    Do you belong to a dance team? Would you like to be part of something AMAZING in Vancouver on June 5 & 6? 

    VIBC's City of Bhangra Festival wants YOU! From bhangra to Balkan, hip-hop to highland, flamenco to capoeira, salsa, tango, folk, country or swing, we’re looking for dynamic teams to perform live onstage at Downtown Bhangra, outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, rain or shine. If you’ve got what it takes, email programming@vibc.org NOW, and we’ll send you the details. Looking forward to hearing from you! 

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    Meri Awaaz: A Call to Action on International Women’s Day

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    On March 8, International Women’s Day, Meri Awaaz will be held at Simon Fraser Surrey. This important event seeks to address the epidemic of domestic violence through dialogue, discussion, and empowerment of women, and VIBC is honoured to be partnering with Meri Awaaz to invite you to attend. We are also pleased to post this powerful blog by Nilum Panesar, questioning our continuing silence in the face of devastating domestic violence experienced by women in our community every day. —VIBC

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