On Friday June 20, VIBC, Darpan Magazine, and Swaraj Radio 96.1 hosted an amazing evening with mystical Sufi singer Saieen Zahoor at the Aria Banquet and Convention Centre in Surrey.Read more
The lights of the theatre were dim; a hush settled over the audience, anticipation palpable in the air. A hum of the guitar—then Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch’s voice, raw and low, began to fill the room. It resonated throughout the hall and held in the audience in an almost hypnotic sway. There was no doubting it—we were in the presence of the veritable “Princess of Pakistan.”Read more
Local Juno-nominated and international-award winning artist DJ A-SLAM has been involved in developing the Vancouver South Asian fusion scene for the last three years. On Saturday, June 7, he’ll be headlining the City of Bhangra’s Downtown Bhangra event (outside the Vancouver Art Gallery), where he’ll release his newest song live!Read more
The 7th Annual Coast Capital Bhangra Competition gave us both thrills and chills. Each team brought their A-Game and our audience responded with cheers louder than ever! We’re always amazed at the creativity and dedication all the bhangra dancers have and our hat is off to them for having such passion for this beautiful art-form.Read more
Sharif Idu and Sukhi Khan join the HSBC presents City of Bhangra 2012 line-up from India
Tracing his lineage to Bhai Mardana, longtime companion and friend of Guru Nanak, Sharif Idu is one of the rarest musicians working in the Dhadhi tradition. The pair join us from India and bring one of the most original forms of Punjabi music to Canadian soil.Read more
It’s locals only this week, and we’re shining the VIBC spotlight on Vancouver native, Inder Kooner.
Inder has been a big part of VIBC and the City of Bhangra Festival. Over the past years he has attracted thousands of fans to our festival and helped us put Vancouver on the Bhangra map. We couldn’t be more happy to have him be a part of our Festival, so here is a big thank you, and shout out to Inder Kooner.Read more
World renowned Vancouver native, Shivangi Bhayana, delights your soul with the perfect combination of eastern and western sound.
Shivangi Bhayana uses her knowledge of Indian classical music and western classical to create a new genre of music that is unheard of. Her music is more than just a fusion between east and west but is a blend of the right elements from both worlds.Read more
Witty, charming and hilarious. We're proud to have Hollywood Harv host the Ambassadors of Bhangra Night on June 9th, featuring Tarli Digital - a musician, producer and DJ from Birmindgham, UK. Hollywood Harv is also hosting his own comedy night on June 3rd at the Vogue Theatre, 7pm sharp. Join us for some good times and good laughs. Tickets can be purchased through the Vogue Theatre of NorthernTickets.comRead more
Finding Bhangra musicians who can actually sing and aren’t swooning over Miss Pooja are hard to come by…
And then came along Indian singer/songwriter Jaswinder Daghamia, whose smooth, reflective songs are the perfect backdrop for a night of non-stop Bhangra hits.Read more
Rising contemporary artist Raju Johal has a message for Vancouver!