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Bhangra performers deliver electrifying show in Surrey
This year’s HSBC City of Bhangra Festival runs from May 31-June 10, 2012. As a volunteer, I went backstage for Celebrate the Harvest, a free outdoor event in Surrey, BC.
Jun 2nd, 2012
Top Vancouver events: Drink, heckle politicians and have an eco-celebration
Stuck on what to do in Vancouver this weekend? From the Chinese New Year parade to political lectures, BeeVancity has it all.
Jan 26th, 2012
Delhi 2 Dublin's hyper-global music brought together by serendipity
Dubbed one of Canada’s best live acts, the Vancouver-based music group Delhi 2 Dublin (D2D) are selling out show after show with their electric swagger. It started as a one-time gig, a favour. In...
Aug 24th, 2011
Sawan Mela celebrates South Asian culture and community
Sawan Mela, the South Asian Family Association's annual cross-cultural weekend of entertainment, kicked off this afternoon at Jack Poole Plaza and continues Sunday, August 14.
Aug 13th, 2011
North America’s largest bhangra festival to liven up Vancouver's streets
International teams compete for $10,000 in prizes at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on May 14, 2011.
May 10th, 2011
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Chicken brings the house down Bollywood-style
Since forming Bollywood Shenanigans, Munish Sharma and Leena Manro have written and performed over two-hundred sketches. This week they are adding to their already impressive resumes with the best-...
May 13th, 2010
Sold out City of Bhangra Festival grande finale at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre set seventeen troupes dancing to win
Pictures from the beautiful, vibrant, campy, fun, sizzling City of Bhangra competition at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Saturday night.
Linda Solomon Wood
May 9th, 2010
RePercussion at Vogue Theatre brings Bhangra fever downtown
So just what is Bhangra? Originating in India and Pakistan it is an art form that encompasses expression, movement and dance. Once performed by Punjabi wheat farmers to pass time while working in...
May 3rd, 2010
Sizzling City of Bhangra Festival April 29 to May 8
Downtown Bhangra is just one event during the 6th Annual City of Bhangra Festival, presented by Rogers from April 29 to May 8, 2010.
Apr 22nd, 2010