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HSBC City of Bhangra Festival

9th Annual HSBC City of Bhangra Festival

 

Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration society (VIBC)  is proud to present the 9th annual HSBC City of Bhangra festival. A ten day event showcasing Bhangra music, performances and culture from all over the globe. Bhangra’s sound is rooted in the dhol, which meets the rhythms of Metro Vancouver’s many cultures in rePercussion, a percussion mash-up, now expanded to Surrey. Hear the voices of young traditionalists and the turntables of DJs, all rooted in the Bhangra beat.

Since 2004, the not-for-profit volunteer-run, VIBC has been dedicated to elevating the art form of Bhangra and strengthening Vancouver’s multicultural community. VIBC accomplishes this by producing an annual festival of music, dance and discussion: the HSBC City of Bhangra Festival. A ten-day event, the HSBC City of Bhangra has grown to become the largest of its kind in North America. This colourful festival will take place from May 30th to June 8th, 2013. VIBC’s vision is to embrace the spirit of celebration, generosity and the community of Bhangra. VIBC is dedicated to spreading the universal rhythm of Bhangra and welcoming people from all cultures to enjoy the beats of this beautiful art form.

Check out this year’s Festival Events:

rePercussion and Opening Reception
Influx with VIBC’s Media Arts Mehfil
Lunchtime Concerts
Bhangra on Main
Bhangra Village
repercussion in Surrey
Downtown Bhangra
Non-stop Bhangra