Vancouver’s Bhangra Story

Vancouver Airport Authority is the presenting sponsor of Museum of Vancouver’s new exhibition, Vancouver’s Bhangra Story. This unique exhibition runs from May 5 – October 23, 2011 and has been produced in partnership with the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society (VIBC).

Bhangra is a form of South Asian song and dance that tells a cultural story. Bhangra played a large role in creating an identity and community for Punjabi immigrants in Vancouver during the 1960’s and 1970’s, when men and women gathered in basements and community centres to perform, build friendships and nurture their identity in Vancouver.

The exhibit is interactive and chronicles Bhangra music, dance and politics in Vancouver. MOV has collected oral histories, artifacts, costumes, movies and images to create a colourful, cultural experience.

Visitors can play instruments, learn about Bhangra’s connection to social issues, listen to local DJ-curated playlists and dance in the Performance Lounge. Tickets and more information is available at Museum of Vancouver.




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