May307:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Feel the beat of the drums as rePercussion hits the stage for the opening reception of the 2013 HSBC City of Bhangra Festival. This popular musical act expresses the many cultures that represent Vancouver through the art of drumming. Sal Ferrerras brings together artists such as Paul Bray, Celso Machado, Kurai Mubaiwa, Jack Duncan, Karn Bhuller, Amika Kushara and Susan Nase. Bar onsite for your convenience.MORE INFO
Jun18:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The month of June is kick-started with InFlux with VIBC Media Mehfil Night. Be entertained with a fabulous evening of live music mash-ups, hip hop dance battles and art projections as InFlux returns to the Surrey Art Gallery. Mehfil refers to an evening of entertainment in an intimate setting. A twist on the traditional mehfil style, this informal gathering of digital media artists, musicians and dancers brings together new collaborations grounded in mehfil’s emphasis on improvisation, collaboration, and a sense of play. With performances by Mohamed Assani, DJ A-Slam, Sammy Chien, Tad Hozumi, Rup Sidhu, Dave Bawa and Sukhraj and Finland’s only Bhangra group Shava will be performing collaborative pieces with local artists.
This event is for ages 19-30, beverages will be available for purchase at the venue.
Make a donation at the door of $5 minimum per person.MORE INFO
Jun312:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Start your week off with a bang! On Monday, June 3rd, pedestrians and passersby will be treated to live music and dancing . Hitting the streets of downtown, there will be a lineup of local performers showcasing their dance and musical talents. Don’t forget to catch Bhangra at its best with street performances by a Bhangra team! This is a free event. Catch us downtown on Robson Street between Howe and Hornby Street.
Jun48:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Artists come together to live, laugh and learn at Bhangra Village. Co-produced with and hosted by Music on Main, this event presents Punjabi folk traditions from critically acclaimed D-Sarb. A classically trained artist from the UK who is only 19 years old, DSarb has established himself as an all around artist performing Punjabi and Qawwali music, including a tribute to the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. An up close and personal show in an intimate setting, well suited for music appreciation of all sorts.
Holding only 200 people, you don’t want to miss out on this event, get your tickets quick and come join us on Tuesday June 4th at 8:00pm at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver.
With a capacity of only 200 people, please call 604-879-9888 for tickets!MORE INFO
Jun66:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Live, laugh and learn at the Bhangra Village. Local and international performers, community members and Bhangra enthusiasts connect, share ideas and partake in performance workshops. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the best on June 6th at 6:00pm. Capacity is limited, so don’t miss out!MORE INFO
Jun67:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Their beat moves more than just your feet. Presented by Pacific Oral Health Centre, rePercussion takes the stage for a second round during the Festival on Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 pm at the Surrey Arts Centre. Come join the festivities, with an onsite bar for all to enjoy. This event will be led by percussionist Sal Ferreras, with performances by Paul Bray, Celso Machado, Kurai Mubaiwa, Jack Duncan, Karn Bhuller, Amika Kushwaha and Susan Nase. Our special guest for the night will be Sunil Kalyan from the UK known for his work with ar- tists such as Punjabi MC on the song “Beware of the Boys” and Missy Elliott’s hit, “Get Ur Freak On”. And for a special treat we’ll be showcasing the HSBC Bhangra Team! If you miss rePurcussion in Vancouver on May 30th, you’ll want to witness this musical masterpiece in Surrey on June 6th!
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Jun69:00 pm - 11:00 pm
In appreciation of all of the local and international talents of this year’s festival, a reception will take place immediately after the Vancouver edition of Bhangra Village, on June 6th. Indulge in an evening of conversations and dinner with all your favorite acts at this year’s performer reception.MORE INFO
Jun76:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hundreds of dancers, dozens of musicians and thousands of attendees converge for Downtown Bhangra. Stretching over two days, Downtown Bhangra brings together many local artists, including Inder Kooner, Sukhraj, Dave Bawa, Vancity Bhangra, UBC Bhangra, and a special performance by the HSBC Bhangra Team and more! Plus international performances by Finnish Bhangra Band, Shava, UNC Bhangra Elite, Cornell Bhangra, Bhangra Knightz, and Bhangra Empire., a special performance from the HSBC Bhangra Team and more! Experience the energy that the first night of Downtown Bhangra brings to downtown Vancouver.MORE INFO
Jun710:00 pm - 3:00 am
The fun isn’t over yet on Day 6! The official after party is here: Non-Stop Bhangra. DJs and dancers will throw down an electric mix of Bhangra party music meant for the dance floor. From 10:00 p.m. until all hours of the night, let’s bring it back to where it all started. Special DJs bring beats and musical triumphs. DJ Harpz coming from the U.K. and DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid from Portland, Oregon. Cash bar for all music lovers to enjoy!MORE INFO
Jun812:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Indulge in the largest event that the HSBC City of Bhangra Festival has to offer! Stretching into the second day of Downtown Bhangra, even more artists, dancers and attendees are brought together to enjoy the sights and sounds of Bhangra! With Artists from New York, Vancouver, Finland, UK and Punjab, the lineup includes acts such as Saini Surinder, D-Sarb, Sunil Kalyan, Shava, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid and other local and international musicians, singers and bhangra performances. We will also have special performances by Sukhraj, Inder Kooner, Bhangra Empire, Dave Bawa, Shava, Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club, Gupsy Aujla, and the SFBC Bhangra Team. Be sure to join us for the finale of the 2013 HSBC City of Bhangra Festival!MORE INFO