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Basement Bhangra™ Dance Party

  • Date
    October 2, 2010
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price $18 NGS Member $20 General

Past Event

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Photograph courtesy DJ Rekha

This event is now sold out and no further tickets are available.

Slip on your Punjabi jutti and come for some serious dancing with internationally renowned DJ REKHA—accompanied by live drumming and dancing! The New York Times calls her the “ambassador of bhangra.” Newsweek says she’s one of the most influential South Asians on the planet. Her famous Basement Bhangra dance parties at New York’s Sounds of Brazil (S.O.B.) club draw overflow, out-the-door crowds.

One of the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra and Bollywood sounds with today’s hip hop, DJ REKHA spins it hot! Her compilation album DJ Rekha Presents Basement Bhangra features original music from Wyclef Jean, Panjabi MC, and Bikram Singh.

Before DJ REHKA, heat up the night with the funky sounds of Afrobeat for Ya Soul…

“One of the coolest underground events in town entirely devoted to the music”—so says the Washington Post —Afrobeat for Ya Soul showcases the very best of African funk from all around the globe. Inspired by Fela Kuti’s afrobeat sound, DJ Underdog blends music from Brazil, Cuba, Nigeria, Jamaica—and more! The result? A lively fusion that keeps audiences up on their feet and moving all night long. Lunchbox Theory livens up the party by encouraging afrobeat fans (meaning you!) to bring their own drums. Face painters are also on hand to adorn party goers’ faces, a practice that mirrors the aesthetic of Fela’s first wives.

Between Afrobeat for Ya Soul and DJ REKHA, the night will go down in your personal journal as incomparable…inspirational…totally unforgettable!

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