Building Relationships and Sharing Traditions


From Urdu to Punjabi, from tabla to shayari, on March 23, members of VIBC joined in celebrating Pakistan Day with the Pakistani Canadian Cultural Association. The event included performances, poetry and music, offering the audience a sample of talent developing locally in Vancouver.

The atmosphere was filled with fun and joy, and in our humblest way VIBC hopes to create more moments of celebration in collaboration with artists from the Pakistani community. The relationship VIBC wants to build is meant to move beyond geographical borders, and into artistic spaces built upon our shared traditions in music, language, and forms of artistic expression.


Chahe kitni koshish kar le zamana,
Magar ab tumhe apna bana lenge hum.

Vaisakhi par dena aap humen mubarak,
Aur Eid par bhangra dalenge hum.

– N. Sharma

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