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.
The Festival includes Taza Beats at LED Bar, Bhangra on Main at the Fox Cabaret, Downtown Bhangra on the VAG Plaza, plus many more. Mark May 29 for Folk Lok, a special concert at Fluevog Shoes with Bay-area based artists SETI X and Ustal Lal Singh Bhatti, and June 6 for Bhangra & Beyond, an afterparty at Club FIVESIXTY that you’ll never forget! Visit www.vibc.org NOW for tickets and full Festival details, and see you there!
We also want to thank our VIBC Board, staff, volunteers, performers, corporate sponsors, funders, media sponsors community supporters, community partners and supporters, donors, and patrons, for making COB possible. Your incredible energy, enthusiasm, and dedication guarantees the success of the Festival every year, and makes VIBC the vital organization it is today. We appreciate all your hard work towards the success of our 11th annual celebration, and thank you for being part of VIBC!
Blog by Jennifer Webb
Photo by Nas Hajami