Gurdeep Pandher is pleased and honoured to announce that the Bhangra Show is happening at Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse on December 18, 2018. When there is cold season around, we warm up the Christmas spirit with high-energy Bhangra moves. We bring delights and make faces smile. Not only we celebrate the Sikh cultural dance in the Yukon, but also bring all other cultures together. Being “inclusive, open and doing things together” is our strength.
A Film to Display Canadian Cultural Mosaic
Punjabi Bhangra Dance, Fiddle Music, Punjabi Musical Instrument Tumbi, Highland Dancers, Live Music, and some other cultural beauties – In this 4-minute film, you will find many elements woven together.
This film is a collaboration between Gurdeep Pandher and the Yukon’s Fiddleheads to celebrate Canadian cross-cultural friendship. When we share our cultures with each other, we understand each other better, and make cross-cultural connections stronger. In this short dance and music film, we included Bhangra dance, fiddle music, Punjabi musical instrument Tumbi, highland dance, Sikh culture, and some other cultural and aesthetic arts. Cultures have been an integral part of human evolution and also kept us connected. Every country, region, faith or group have their cultures, which they celebrate and also remains a good formation of their life style. Cultures created events, festivals, folk-fairs, house-concerts and other reasons for people to come together at one place and celebrate doing fun activities which keep them entertained, make them motivated, keep them connected with their roots, remind them about their folk-traditions, and also unite them with theirs and other cultures.
Gurdeep Pandher is grateful to Keitha Clark, the head of Fiddleheads, for a wonderful team-work during the making of this film and playing a great role in this collaboration.
One of other major thanks is due to Gurdeep’s dance partner Monique Chatterton for learning and dancing bhangra along him.
The whole film team is very much thankful to Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse for donating their space for free to shoot this film.
About Fiddleheads:- The Fiddleheads are celebrating 20 years of entertaining Yukon audiences this season. Founded in 1998 by Trish Barclay, the group creates original theatre productions, organizes barn dances, hosts jams, and works with other youth ﬁddle groups in the territory. The Fiddleheads have provided a ﬁrst experience for many young Yukon musicians to develop their talents and expand their skills. Through the years, the group has performed everywhere from the Canada Winter Games to the Commissioner’s Christmas Party. Last year they released A Yukon Fiddle Celebration, an album of tunes from the repertoires of traditional fiddlers from across the territory.
About Gurdeep Pandher: Gurdeep Pandher is the Whitehorse (Yukon, Canada) based Bhangra artist and author. The works of art he created in order to bring people from all backgrounds together and promote inclusivity and diversity have gone viral and been published internationally. His performances and videos crossed many borders and were watched by millions from all over the world. Gurdeep’s works have been published by BBC News, CBC National, The Globe and Mail, Global News, CTV News, USA Today, SBS Australia, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Russian state media, Reuters News Agency and many international media organizations.
Last note: This is our multicultural Canada – we have different roots, cultures and backgrounds, but at the end of day we are all ONE CANADA.
The video can viewed from the following social media links:-
Keitha Clark has been fiddling for a long time in the Yukon and nationwide! People have been dancing swing, two-step, barn, etcetera to her tunes. However, the idea of dancing bhangra was a brand-new and unique idea. It is also totally a Yukon made idea. And it happened just spontaneously and wonderfully. I am happy to announce that now we are going to take that idea from the kitchen dance to the stage and Keitha Clark will perform at our show “Bhangra – The Dance of the Punjab” on Dec 17 at the Old Fire Hall so that we all can dance Punjabi Bhangra with the to her fiddle tunes.
Keitha Clark has been active in the Yukon music community since she moved North in 2005. She maintains a busy teaching studio and enjoys creative combinations, like apples with peanut butter, or Bhangra with Bodhran.
Instruments to Play: Violin
Band: Crooked Folk
Show Name: Bhangra – The Dance of the Punjab
Day: December 17, 2016
Time: Doors: 6:30 PM, Show: 7:00 PM
Venue: Old Fire Hall
Tickets: $20, Available at Yukon Arts Centre, Arts Underground and YukonTickets.com