News Release: Bhangra and Fiddleheads – Combo Will Heat Up The Yukon in Winters

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Organizers of 2017 Whitehorse bhangra show are excited to inform that the Fiddleheads and Bhangra students will perform together at the Bhangra concert on December 14, 2017 at Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse.

Fiddleheads is the Yukon’s well-known fiddle learning school, run by the teacher and performer Keitha Clark.

We are excited to use fiddle music as a way to share and celebrate different cultures, from northern India to Northern Canada. The space between us seems a little smaller with fiddle bows and bhangra.
~ Keitha Clark

Gurdeep has been teaching and performing bhangra ever since he moved to the Yukon in 2012.

Fiddle music beats mixing bhangra moves! We have carefully crafted our new recipe to warm Yukon hearts in cold December.
~ Gurdeep Pandher

Show Name: Bhangra – Dance of Punjab

Date: Dec 14, 2017
Venue: Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon
Time: 7 PM
Ticket Price: $25

For more info about the concert, please visit Gurdeep.ca

Please follow this link to buy the tickets!

News Release: 2017 Whitehorse Bhangra Concert

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Poster: Bhangra - Dance of Punjab 2017
Poster: Bhangra – Dance of Punjab 2017

Ready to get warmed up in the cold Yukon December? 

Gurdeep Pandher is proud to present culturally-rich and blended with many other Yukon cultures Bhangra dance concert on Dec 14, 2017 at Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse. The concert will be packed with wonderfully moving attractions and great dance-fusions to celebrate “unity-in-diversity” of the Yukon with the tagline “Diversity Over Division”.

Below is the one-by-one description of all the features:-

Bhangra by Gurdeep Pandher and Students from his dance classes:-

Waiting to see the bhangra dancers raising the roof off the Yukon Arts Centre? Then this is the chance you will experience the high energy bhangra creating summer-like feeling in winters. Created by Gurdeep Pandher and the students from his dance classes, this will be an amazing, energetic and inspiring evening for everyone.

Bhangra with Fiddleheads:-

The major and most anticipated attraction is bhangra with Yukon fiddle students from Fiddleheads (in collaboration with teacher Keitha Clark). Nearly 30 students from Fiddlehead group will showcase their talent, handwork, and the refined blend they have created with bhangra art alongside Gurdeep Pandher.

Bhangra-Blues Fusion Dance:-

Other prominent features are Bhangra-Blues Fusion Dance (In collaboration Emily Payne).

Bhangra on Traditional Irish-Scottish Music:-

Also, bhangra on Irish-Scottish music (Also featuring Punjabi bhangra dance on Traditional Irish and Scottish Set Music by the band “Crooked Folk” with band members Jerome McIntyre, Keitha Clark, and Bj MacLean.

Bhangra by Extremely Moving Youth Society, EMYS:-

Other great features will be bhangra by nearly 50 Extremely Moving Youth Society (EMYS) students, whom Gurdeep Pandher trained to dance bhangra. (In collaboration with Leaping Feats/Project In-charge: Katie Lynn and Mellisa Murray).

Bhangra by Yukon College Students:-

One of the wonderful addition this year will be bhangra dance by Yukon College students. Under the choreography by Gurdeep Pandher, students from the college have been preparing for the show during the whole fall season.

Re-production of the Viral Video on Stage with Mayor Dan Curtis:-

One of the other prominent features will be re-production of the viral video “Whitehorse Mayoral Turban Fitting” with Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis on the stage. The video made by Dan Curits and Gurdeep Pandher in January 2017 went viral and viewed by over a million people in just one day. Next day, the video was published by BBC News where 12 million people watched it. The video was also re-broadcasted by CBC News, The Globe and Mail, USA Today, Canadian Press and many other international media in Australia, India, etc. Even Russia’s state media published the video on their network.

Bhangra Dance Party  (With DJ Daniel Ashley):-

There will be dance party immediately after the bhangra show in the Arts Centre lobby. DJ Daniel Ashley will play a mix of  dance music. The item is what everyone is expecting, free-style big bhangra dance and people can also do other forms of dance too. Everyone is going to join for the free style BIG GROUP dance. All students, all musicians, MC, guests, and Gurdeep Pandher will also join.

Concert Theme and Message:-

Therefore, this will be a unique and multifaceted concert in many ways. The concert will also celebrate the Sikh culture and heritage in the Yukon.

The concert will also promote the Yukon’s inter-cultural harmony and friendship with the tagline “Diversity Over Division” and will inspire all Yukoners to celebrate their cultures together. Cultures are our roots and friendships are our branches. That’s how we all co-exist.

Videos:-

On top of everything, you will also get chance to watch great Yukon-made dance videos on the widescreen.

Background:-

Bhangra was originated in Punjab. Punjab was an independent country until under the Sikh king Maharja Ranjit Singh, with the capital in Lahore before it was colonized by the British Government in 1849. It remained a part of the British Government from 1849 to 1947. It became a state in India after Independence from the British Government and Punjab partition in 1947.

Schedule and Tickets:-

Date: Dec 14, 2017
Venue: Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM
Ticket Price: $25

Please follow this link to buy the tickets!

Tickets are also available at Yukon Arts Centre and Arts Underground.

If you are attending it, please remember to RSVP on our Facebook event page!

Crew:-

Presenter/Producer: Gurdeep Pandher
Master of Ceremonies: Daniel Ashley
Stage Manager: Jordan Patrick
Photography: Matt Jacques
Video: Jake Paleczny/ Lee Carruthers
Sound: Mike Wilson
Sound/ event Coordinator: Josh Jansen
Lights: Jess McNabb
Yukon Arts Centre Contacts: Matt Poushinsky, Shana Ermatinger



 

For more info about the concert, please visit Gurdeep.ca

Choreography by Gurdeep Pandher, at GO NUTS Student Show

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With choreography by Gurdeep Pandher, at GO NUTS Student Show, bhangra dance choreography was included very first time. The show was held by Extremely Moving Youth Society (EMYS) and Leaping Feats at Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Canada. Gurdeep Pandher is thankful to EMYS, Leaping Feats and parents/guardians of the students for granting the consent to publish the video.

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Bhangra at Wharf

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Bhangra entertainment we provided yesterday during lunch hour at WHARF! Thanks to The Yukon Arts Centre, for hosting it! Many thanks to Gabriella, for being my dancing partner! Many thanks to other people (who are not in this video) who danced with us!

Here is the link to watch the video on Facebook:-

I love our community of photographers. They bend, turn, twist, go up and down, and even lie on the ground to make sure the images they capture are breathtaking ❤️!

Photos from Whitehorse Bhangra Show

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Note: In the above gallery, please click onto any photo to start viewing photos in larger size. Please use left and right arrows on your keyboard to browse the photos!

Enjoy the works and arts of love through the camera of our photographer Matt Jacques!

The photos below was taken by the hobby photographer Laurie Tamminen.

Love of Culture- Recreating Punjab in the Yukon. Photo by: Laurie Tamminen
Love of Culture- Recreating Punjab in the Yukon. Photo by: Laurie Tamminen
Love of Culture- Recreating Punjab in the Yukon. Photo by: Laurie Tamminen
Love of Culture- Recreating Punjab in the Yukon. Photo by: Laurie Tamminen
Audience dancing along! Photo by: Laurie Tamminen
Audience dancing along! Photo by: Laurie Tamminen
Love of Culture- Recreating Punjab in the Yukon. Photo by: Laurie Tamminen
Love of Culture- Recreating Punjab in the Yukon. Photo by: Laurie Tamminen

Xo,

Gurdeep

Thanks for Making “Bhangra – Dance of the Punjab” A Memorable Concert

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Bhangra - Dance of the Punjab

So it was a good show last night! I must tell you the truth – it was an awesome, totally successful, and high-energy show. Things went well the way we planned in the running order. We were so punctual that we started it on time and ended it on time. Any concert, gathering or event is not fully complete without thanking those who helped you making your effort successful. I have a long list of thanks.

Bhangra - Dance of the Punjab
Bhangra – Dance of the Punjab

First, I am thankful to students from my bhagnra dance school Shari A.K. Heal, Gabriella Peter, Christie Harper, Kristina Beckmann, Katie Thom, Rupinder Aujla, and Jana Brandt for performing with me on the stage. I am also thankful to many other students who were not at the stage, but joined as audience and supported us in the background. I am equally thankful to my beautiful and close friends from Crooked Folk band who created Irish/Scottish traditional music to make it like a lovely Punjabi-Irish-Scottish-French international fusion. They are Keitha Clark with fiddle, Jerome McIntyre with bodhran/cajon, Calla Paleczny with guitar/mandolin, Lee Coving with Irish whistles/small pipes and Bj MacLean with guitar. Thanks to Katie Avery as well! Thank you, Calla Paleczny, for singing the beautiful and traditional French Song. Grant Simpson, you did a wonderful job by becoming our wonderful MC, Thank You! I am also thankful to Brenda Pilatzke-Vanier, Josh Jansen, and Kasey Rae Anderson from The Yukon Arts Centre/Old Fire Hall for their full corporations with open-hearts. I am so thankful to Katherine McCallum and her crew from Larrikin Entertainment for running the cash bar and serving our guests with fun and smiling faces. Thank you, guys! Our volunteers and sponsors deserve big claps for their tremendous support. They are Yukon, North of Ordinary Media, Matt Jacques Photography, Yukon Transportation Museum, Leaping Feats, and Realtor Marj Eschak. Thank you, Greg Karais, for being a wonderful friend! Thank you Janna Banana for opening the doors of Yukon Transportation Museum for us and providing us free space! Thank you, Andrea Simpson-Fowler, for allowing us to use space at Leaping Feats! My friend, Rod Jacob, you are an awesome guy. Please accept my “thanks” for volunteering your time for making professional videos at our show! Thank you, Jake Paleczny, for letting us use your camera as our third camera. Thank you, Laurie Tamminen and Helen O’Connor for becoming our volunteers! Thank you, Larry Bagnell and Melissa Bagnell for your wonderful and ongoing support to my arts and watching the show in-person. Thanks to Mayor Dan Curtis for his great support as well! I am so much thankful to my friends from Yukon’s media like CBC Yukon, Yukon News, The Whitehorse Star, What’s Up Yukon, and off course Yukon, North of Ordinary for running stories in their Shows/TVs/Publications. I am also thankful to Dino Rudniski and his YukonEvents portal/group for help in spreading the word out. Big, medium, or small, they are all great with great hearts. I always say, Yukon has amazing media/press people and they are very cool.

Most importantly, thanks to all the wonderful people who purchased tickets to our show and watched it as an engaging audience!

Thanks to all other friends who made “Bhangra – Dance of the Punjab” as a memorable event! Love you all!

And all this made me feel, once again, that the whole Yukon is just like a village of friends! Makes me feel like my own little village “Siahar” in Punjab.

XO from my core,
– Gurdeep Pandher

Bhangra - Dance of the Punjab
Bhangra – Dance of the Punjab

Bringing Arts and Hearts of the World Closer: Meet the “Team Bhangra – Dance of the Punjab”

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Bringing Arts and Hearts of the World Closer: Meet the “Team Bhangra – Dance of the Punjab” which is fully rehearsed and ready to perform on Saturday night!

Bhangra Performers: Gurdeep Pandher, Shari Heal, Gabriella Peter, Christie Harper, Kristina Beckmann, Katie Thom, Rupi Aujla, Jana Brandt.

Traditional Irish and Scottish Set Music performers: Keitha Clark with fiddle, Jerome McIntyre with bodhran/cajon, Katie Avery with fiddle, Calla Paleczny with guitar/mandolin, Lee Covin with Irish whistles/small pipes and Bj MacLean with guitar.

Directed, Produced, and Choreographed by: Gurdeep Pandher
Master of Ceremonies: Grant Simpson
Photography: Matt Jacques / Matt Jacques Photography
Videography: Rod Jacob / Yukon Government / Yukon Film Society
Supported by: North of Ordinary Media, Matt Jacques Photography, Yukon Transportation Museum, Leaping Feats, Realtor Marj Eschak, and Katherine McCallum/Larrikin Entertainment

Punjabi Dance + Celtic Beats + French Song + Group Dance + Partner Dance + Much More

Click here to view the full timeline or running order of the show!

While we live in the bipolar world, arts can bring hearts closer
~ Gurdeep Pandher

Timeline or Running Order – Dec 17

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Bhangra – Dance of the Punjab

Bhangra is the folk-dance of the Punjab. Before Britishers made India their colony, Punjab was an independent Sikh country with its capital in Lahore under the king Majaraja Ranjit Singh. In 1849, Punjab became a part of India and it was the last territory to fall under the British rule. The dance is pure reflection of Sikh and Punjabi culture and traditions for centuries. Due to this culture’s strong connections with agriculture life, so this dance has roots in farms, crops, and villages. After harvesting their crops, after all their hard work, after they were done with everything, people in Punjab used to dance this (to show) a sense of accomplishment and happiness. So, for hundreds of years,  due to hard-working farming life of that time, this dance had been developed as a hard-core tough dance to showcase strength and immense joy. Due to this element, nowadays a lot of people dance bhangra for high-energy workouts and rigorous physical exercises. Originally it was a purely men’s dance, however with the time women also started embracing it and nowadays men and women both dance it. It is heavily present in the Sikh and Punjabi culture, weddings, parties, and all kinds of celebrations. With the age, bhangra has evolved from farming life and villages and reached everywhere to big cities and modern metro life. Nowadays, bhangra music and dance is also seen predominantly in bollywood movies and other kinds of big musical fusions. Many people go to bhangra sessions just to stay healthy, fit and as the best alternative to gym. Despite the evolution with time, bhangra succeeded maintaining the core elements of the dance of joy, the dance of happiness, dance of good health, and the dance of productivity.

6:30 PM – 7:00: Before Concert Bhangra Music by DJ


7:00 PM – Show Starts with Inauguration by MC Grant Simpson
Thanks to sponsors and volunteers- North of Ordinary Media, Matt Jacques Photography, Yukon Transportation Museum, Leaping Feats, and Realtor Marj Eschak

(The opening song is based on a branch of bhangra, which is known as Jhoomar (Informally known as slow bhangra). Bhangra dance from Punjab has many branches, which allow for the expression of every kind of feeling. So, Bhangra in the Jhoomar style is danced in order to express the intensity of emotions and often romantic feelings. In this song, there is a reunion of lovers which takes place in the beginning of the song. Later on, the dance evolves to reflect pure joy. Jhoomar, originally from Sandalbar, Punjab, comprises an important part of Punjab folk heritage. It is a graceful dance, based on a specific Jhoomar rhythm. Dancers circle around a drum player while singing a soft chorus. In this song, Gurdeep and students are going to dance jhoomar on a popular Punjabi song Vanjhali Vaja. This song was sung by famous Punjabi singer Amrinder Gill. Along with Gurdeep Pandher, students from his school of bhangra dance Shari Heal, Gabriella Peter, Christie Harper, Kristina Beckmann, Katie Thom, Rupi Aujla, Jana Brandt, Gurdeep Pandher will perform in the group dance.

7:03 PM – Group Bhangra Dance on song Vanjhali Vaja [Van-jh-lee Vaja] (Shari Heal, Gabriella Peter, Christie Harper, Kristina Beckmann, Katie Thom, Rupi Aujla, Jana Brandt, Gurdeep Pandher).


7:07 PM – MC Grant Simpson
The idea of creating fusion of Bhangra with Irish/Scottish music was born at a downtown Whitehorse kitchen. When some musicians were playing the Irish/Scottish music, Gurdeep spontaneously started dancing bhangra on those tunes. Some other friends joined him too. That whole setup/combination looked so great and well synchronized that all of them decided to carry that on. Now that newly born baby in that kitchen in the late fall of 2015 is one year old and has grown up as Scottish/Irish – Punjabi Bhangra fusion. They also thought that this cool blending of two sides of the world would also connect east and west together. The traditional Irish and Scottish set Music will be played by the band Crooked Folk with members with members Keitha Clark with fiddle, Jerome McIntyre with bodhran/cajon, Katie Avery with fiddle, Calla Paleczny with guitar/mandolin, Lee Covin with Irish whistles/small pipes and Bj MacLean with guitar. Gurdeep Pandher will do bhangra dance on the tunes.

7:09 PM – Bhangra on Irish/Scottish Music with band Crooked folk on song butterfly (traditional)


7:13 PM – MC Grant Simpson
Next performance is solo bhangra performance by Gurdeep. The name of the song is Kihnu Yaad Kar Kar Hasdi [Keehnoo Yaad Kar Kar Hasdee] which was sung by famous Punjabi singer Kamal Heer.  The bhangra dance is part of his Sikh and Punjabi culture, and he was born into it, so on and off, Gurdeep has been dancing bhangra for his whole life.
Grant and Gurdeep will have some brief and funny discussion on stage. 

7:15 PM – Solo Bhangra by Gurdeep Pandher on song Kihnu Yaad Kar Kar Hasdi [Keehnoo Yaad Kar Kar Hasdee]


7:19 PM – MC Grant Simpson
The next song Pagg Diyan Punia [pagg deeyan pooniya] is a cool conversation between two lovers, set in a traditional style. Exploring his dream-world, the boy tells his girl-friend that when they get married, she will help him preparing his turban. The song is cute, funny, and represents beautiful picture of Sikh-Punjabi culture. 

7:21 PM – Partner Bhangra by Gurdeep Pandher/Kristina Beckmann on song Pagg Diyan Punia.


(First segment ends)


7:25 PM – MC Grant Simpson
Next song is golden song. Everyone loves the song due to its nice dancing uplifting beat. The dance of absolute joy and pure happiness. The name of the song is Pagg [Pag] which means ‘turban’ in English. Along with its beautiful beat, this song also offers a great message to men from Sikh and Punjabi culture by reminding them that the turban is their precious treasure and they should not forget wearing it. Also, the song explores other traditions of richness in Punjabi culture in a unique musical way. This song was made on two beautiful Punjabi musical instruments Sarangi and Dhol, which produce joyous beat, perfect for bhangra dancing. Famous Punjabi singer Ravinder Grewal sang this song. 

7:27 PM – Group Bhangra Dance on song Pagg (Shari Heal, Gabriella Peter, Christie Harper, Kristina Beckmann, Katie Thom, Rupi Aujla, Jana Brandt, Gurdeep Pandher)


7:31 PM – MC Grant Simpson
Gurdeep Pandher with Bhangra dance and Crooked Folk musicians with the Traditional Irish and Scottish Set music will charm you again with their great blend on the song Morrison’s Jig/Kesh jig (traditional). Gurdeep Pandher will do bhangra dance on the tunes.

7:33 PM – Bhangra on Irish/Scottish Music with band Crooked folk on song Morrison’s Jig/Kesh jig (traditional)


7:37 PM – MC Grant Simpson
Next song called Naag [Naag] is a real beauty, romance and tradition woven into the song side by side. The the girl is acting as snake and boy is acting as snake-catcher. The boy is cutely saying to the girl that her hair so lovely that they move like snake. He adds that a snake-catcher may catch them. As Gurdeep’s long time dancing partner Manuela is away in Morocco for her school, so Gurdeep is going to perform this song solo. Naag means snake in Punjabi language. This song was song by Jazzy B.

7:39 PM – Solo Bhangra by Gurdeep Pandher on song Naag


7:43 PM – MC Grant Simpson
Virsa [Virsaa] means culture or tradition in Punjabi. As the name suggests, the song is entirely devoted to rich Sikh-Punjabi culture and traditions. The singer talks about how people used live in undivided Punjab before partition of 1947. Farming life was so beautiful. Men and women used to work hard. There is a touch of household chores and tough farming life. Also, village and farming life is an essence of Punjabi culture, so most of songs revolve around countryside life and agricultural symbols. Gurdeep Pandher and Christie Harper will perform this dance together.

7:45 PM – Partner Bhangra by Gurdeep Pandher/Christie Harper on song Virsa


(Second segment ends)


7:49 PM – MC Grant Simpson will announce intermission which will start at 7:50 PM

INTERMISSION for 20 minutes (from 7:50 PM to 8:10 PM). There will a cash-bar by Katherine McCallum / Larrikin Entertainment.


8:10 PM – MC Grant Simpson will come on the start invite everyone to rejoin. 
Next song is a pure love song, set in traditional Punjabi folklore. A loving husband dreams about his beautiful wife and tells her when she would wear ankle jewelry, even when she would walk, it will look as she is dancing in the village. The name of the song is Maahi Mera, which means ‘my loving partner’.  Gurdeep and students from his bhangra dance school Shari Heal, Gabriella Peter, Christie Harper, Kristina Beckmann, Katie Thom, Rupi Aujla, Jana Brandt, Gurdeep Pandher will do a group dance on this song. 

8:12 PM – Group Bhangra Dance on song Maahi Mera [Maahi Mera] (Shari Heal, Gabriella Peter, Christie Harper, Kristina Beckmann, Katie Thom, Rupi Aujla, Jana Brandt, Gurdeep Pandher)


8:16 PM – MC Grant Simpson
The traditional Irish and Scottish set Music will be played by the band Crooked Folk with members with members Keitha Clark with fiddle, Jerome McIntyre with bodhran/cajon, Katie Avery with fiddle, Calla Paleczny with guitar/mandolin, Lee Covin with Irish whistles/small pipes and Bj MacLean with guitar. Gurdeep Pandher will do bhangra dance on the tunes.

8:18 PM – Bhangra on Irish/Scottish Music with band Crooked folk on song Tripping up the stairs/Caliope House/The Atholl Highlanders (trad.)


8:22 PM – MC Grant Simpson
The next song Dhol Wajada [Dol Wajda] is based on powerful dhol beat. Dhol is the main Punjabi drum which is the king of Punjabi musical instruments and soul of Bhangra. No bhangra song is complete without powerful dhol as the force. So, next song is Dhol Wajda [Dol Wajda] which means the dhol drum is roaring. Gurdeep dances bhangra on this powerful dhol beat songs to create powerful bhangra. 

8:24 PM – Solo Bhangra by Gurdeep Pandher on song Dhol Wajda [Dol Wajda].


(Third segment ends)


8:28 PM – MC Grant Simpson
The traditional Irish and Scottish set Music will be played by the band Crooked Folk with members with members Keitha Clark with fiddle, Jerome McIntyre with bodhran/cajon, Katie Avery with fiddle, Calla Paleczny with guitar/mandolin, Lee Covin with Irish whistles/small pipes and Bj MacLean with guitar. Gurdeep Pandher will do bhangra dance on the tunes. Calla Paleczny will sing a traditional French song. 

8:30 PM – Bhangra on Irish/Scottish Music with band Crooked folk on song French Song with vocals by Calla Paleczny (trad.)


8:34 PM – MC Grant Simpson
The item is what everyone is expecting, free-style big bhangra jam. Everyone is going to join. Gurdeep Pandher, All Students, All Musicians, MC on two non-stop songs Bhangra [Bangra] and Soorma [Soorma]. These both songs has powerful dhol beat, which will make everyone to dance. Both songs talk about wonderful Punjabi culture and traditions. 

8:36 PM -Free style BIG GROUP Bhangra by Gurdeep Pandher, All Students, All Musicians, MC on two non-stop songs Bhangra and Soorma. This big-group dance will be below the stage close to the audience.


8:44 PM – MC Grant Simpson
Thanks to sponsors and volunteers– North of Ordinary Media, Matt Jacques Photography, Yukon Transportation Museum, Leaping Feats, and Realtor Marj Eschak

8:46 PM – The certificate of participation/appreciation awarding ceremony by Gurdeep Pandher/MP Larry Bagnell/Mayor Dan Curtis

8:50 PM – MC Grant Simpson will invite all the performers to the stage. Photographer Matt Jacques will take some group photos. Each performer will get half-minute to speak about the experience.

8:55 PM – Closing thanks by Gurdeep Pandher and the program will end.

Whitehorse – Old Fire Hall – Bhangra Show – Dec 17, Saturday

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BORN IN FARMS OF PUNJAB, GREW UP IN MOUNTAINS OF YUKON

Welcome and Sat Shiri Akaal Ji

ਸਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਜੀ
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Whitehorse Bhangra Show Poster
Whitehorse Bhangra Show Poster

Lee Covin To Play Irish Whistles and Small Pipes
Lee Covin To Play Irish Whistles and Small Pipes

Keitha Clark's Fiddle to Make People Dance Bhangra
Keitha Clark’s Fiddle to Make People Dance Bhangra

Bodhran and Bhangra - Jerome McIntyre to Marry Two Bs Together
Bodhran and Bhangra – Jerome McIntyre to Marry Two Bs Together

Katie Avery in Bhangra – The Dance of the Punjab
Katie Avery in Bhangra – The Dance of the Punjab

Grant Simpson To Do Bhangra Cheers In His Cheerful Style
Grant Simpson To Do Bhangra Cheers In His Cheerful Style

Bhangra Practice Session with Crooked Folk
Bhangra Practice Session with Crooked Folk

Show Information:-

First time in the north of Canada, right here in Whitehorse, bhangra dance performance by Gurdeep Pandher and group dance with bhangra students. Also featuring Punjabi bhangra dance on Traditional Irish and Scottish Set Music by the band “Crooked Folk” with members Keitha Clark with fiddle, Jerome McIntyre with bodhran/cajon, Katie Avery with fiddle, Calla Paleczny with guitar/mandolin, Lee Covin with Irish whistles/small pipes and Bj MacLean with guitar.

Co-Performances by students from Gurdeep’s bhangra school: Shari Heal, Gabriella Peter, Christie Harper, Kristina Beckmann, Katie Thom, Rupi Aujla, Jana Brandt.

Host/MC: Grant Simpson
Cash Bar: Katherine McCallum / Larrikin Entertainment
Photography: Matt Jacques / Matt Jacques Photography
Videography: Rod Jacob / Yukon Film Society

Show Name: Bhangra– The Dance of the Punjab
Venue: Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time: Doors 6:30 PM, Show: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $20 at Yukon Arts Centre, Arts Underground and YukonTickets.com

Link to Our Facebook Event:–
https://www.facebook.com/events/1823319357946867/

Direct link to Get Tickets:–
http://yukonartscentre.com/calendar/event/bhangra-the-dance-of-the-punjab/

 

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