The 10th annual City of Bhangra Festival, May 29–June 7, celebrates a form of folk music and dance from the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan, delivered with the excitement of the 21st century. Ten days, 24 headliners, 14 teams, 300 performers in total, and 15,000 local and international attendees in Vancouver and Surrey will celebrate this year’s theme: #BhangraLove.
The Festival includes favourite events such as TransFusion at SFU Woodwards, (see below for more on this event), Media Arts Mehfil at the New Surrey City Hall, Bhangra on Main at the Fox Cabaret, Downtown Bhangra on the VAG Plaza, plus new events. Mark May 31 for a special concert at the Vogue with Pakistani mystic Saieen Zahoor, and June 3 at the Fox with Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch (aka “QB”), a young singer whose sound includes an eclectic mix of contemporary Pakistani pop, jazz, rock, and Sufi folk. Visit www.vibc.org/events for all the details, and BE THERE!