Schedule for Downtown Bhangra 2014

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Fifteen hours of FREE public programming outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, presented as part of the City of Bhangra Festival 2014. For full performer details, see www.vibc.org. Note: program subject to change without notice. (Photo courtesy Furteelay Shokeen) 

FRIDAY JUNE 6 (5 PM to 10 PM)

 

5:00 pm

Welcome
5:20 pm PANJ (Pehchaan Apni Nachdi Jandi) — All-girls bhangra team from Surrey, BC
5:30 pm Ankhiley Gabroo — Bhangra team from Northern California
5:40 pm Furteelay Shokeen — Bhangra team from Detroit
5:50 pm Munika Malli — Local singer
6:00 pm Luv Randhawa ­— Vancouver’s new voice of the city, combining elements of bhangra, hip-hop, rock, drum ‘n bass, electronica, and world music
6:20 pm Bhangra Workshop with Hardeep Sahota — Learn to move to the bhangra beat!
6:50 pm Vancity Bhangra — Vancouver’s own all-boys bhangra team
7:00 pm Workshop and Performance by Karima Essa — Local dancer and choreographer brings Bollywood to the heart of the city
7:20 pm Kirti Arneja, Rayman Bhuller, and Hans Mann — Local artists team up with Toronto musician Hans Mann.
7:40 pm Inder Kooner — Multi-talented singer and songwriter from Vancouver
8:00 pm Anakh-E-Gabroo — Bhangra team from tri-state area (NY, New Jersey, and Connecticut)
8:10 pm Bhangra Empire — Bhangra team from San Francisco
8:20 pm DNA Dholis — Rayman Bhuller and his exceptional group of dholis (drummers)
8:30 pm Shan-e-Punjab Arts Club Senior Boys — Surrey, BC bhangra team
8:40 pm naQsh and QB — Local Indo-Pak band naQsh joins forces with Qurat-ul-Ain-Balouch (aka QB), fresh from Pakistan!
9:20 pm Balkan Bhangra — Orkestar Slivovica (representing Balkan Roma tradition from Southern Serbia) links with the Vijay Indian Brass Band, Luciterra Bellydance, and Vancity Bhangra Dancers for a fantastic finish to day one of Downtown Bhangra!

 

SATURDAY JUNE 7 (12 NOON to 10 PM)

12:00 noon Welcome
12:10 pm Balkan Bhangra — Orkestar Slivovica (representing Balkan Roma tradition from Southern Serbia), with the Vijay Indian Brass Band, Luciterra Bellydance, and Vancity Bhangra
1:00 pm South Asian Arts — Local dance academy
1:10 pm Shan-E-Punjab Performing Arts and Heritage School: Advanced Girls — Bhangra team from Victoria, BC
1:20 pm Shan-E-Punjab Performing Arts and Heritage School: Creative Bhangra — Bhangra team from Victoria, BC
1:30 pm UBC Bhangra Club — University of British Columbia all-girls bhangra club
1:40 pm Interactive Bhangra Workshop — everybody: get your groove on!
2:00 pm Jawani Bhangra — All-girls bhangra team from Vancouver
2:10 pm UFV Bhangra Club — Bhangra Club from the University of the Fraser Valley, BC
2:20 pm Parminder Prince — Musician from Surrey, BC performs with live band
2:50 pm Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club Super Junior Gidha — Young dancers from Surrey, BC
3:00 pm Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club All Stars — Bhangra team from Surrey, BC
3:10 pm Leela Dance Group — All-girls group representing the best of Garba, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Bhangra, and Bollywood
3:20 pm Karima Essa Zumba Workshop — Local dancer and choreographer works it with you!
3:40 pm Hans Mann — Toronto musician with live band
4:20 pm Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club Golden Boys — Bhangra team from Surrey, BC
4:30 pm Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club Junior Gidha — Young bhangra dancers from Surrey, BC
4:40 pm Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club Little Stars — Young bhangra dancers from Surrey, BC
4:50 pm DJ A-Slam — Juno-nominated DJ mixes Top 40, EDM, and hip-hop for the people!
5:20 pm Now or Never Crew — breakdancing by the best of the west
5:30 pm Raju Johal — Local singer with live band
6:00 pm Furteelay Shokeen — Bhangra team from Detroit
6:10 pm Vancity Bhangra — Vancouver’s own all-boys bhangra team
6:20 pm Anakh-E-Gabroo — Bhangra team from tri-state area (NY, New Jersey, and Connecticut)
6:30 pm Lapis — Local singer Rup Sidhu collaborates with sitar player Mohamed Assani
7:00 pm Inder Kooner — Multi-talented singer and songwriter from Vancouver  
7:30 pm Surrey Folk Bhangra Club — name says it all!
7:40 pm PANJ (Pehchaan Apni Nachdi Jandi) — All-girls bhangra team from Surrey, BC
7:50 pm Bhangra Empire — Bhangra team from San Francisco
8:00 pm Ankhiley Gabroo — Bhangra team from Northern California
8:10 pm Jay Status — Punjabi vocalist: HUGE on the UK music scene
9:10 pm DJ Sanj — Multi-talented singer from Mumbai rocks the City of Bhangra Festival finale!

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