Canadian Armed Forces and Gurdeep Pandher collaborated to create this Punjabi Bhangra dance video to celebrate diversity and inclusion in The Canadian Forces. Soldiers from different backgrounds make “One Force” with “One Love” for Canada and Canadians. Share it to celebrate “Diversity in our National Defence and Military”!
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.
Like previous two shows, this Year’s show will also feature Gurdeep Pandher and his dance students as lead performers. On the top of that, created by the Yukon locals, there will be many great world-class blends, which are highlighted below:-
- Bhangra to Irish-Celtic music by the band “Crooked Folk” (Jerome McIntyre, Keitha Clark, BJ MacLean and Simon Crelli)
- Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can Can Line Dancers and Bhangra Dancers’ Mix Dance
- Bhangra with Extremely Moving Youth Society (30 EMYS students dancing together)
- Indigenous Dance with Bhangra mix
- Bhangra by Yukon College Students (Shyloh van Delft, Kultej Singh Gill, and Manpreet Singh).
- Bhangra and Highland Mix Dance with highland dancer Brianna Heal, Crooked Folk (music) and Gurdeep Pandher (Bhangra).
- Entertaining Mini-Play in Punjabi, French and English (By: Gurdeep Pandher and Véronique Lachance)
- Bhangra with the band “The Hibernation” (Jordan Patrick, Sarah Waters, Jerome McIntyre, Anne-Marie Lemaire)
- Live song “When Folks Dance Bhangra” by Gurdeep Pandher and Lianne Cranfield.
- Jerome McIntyre (with Punjabi Dhol Drum) Jordan Patrick (with Bagpipes) – Gurdeep and students Bhangra.
- Free-style dance with DJ
- Bhangra by staff from the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (Government of Yukon)
- Bhangra with Whitehorse Minor Hockey Team (With Coach Mike Nemeth, Hockey Students and Good Deeds Yukon)
- Whitehorse’s Christmas Garbage Truck Santa (Wayne Henderson) is also a great part of the Bhangra concert🎅! He will be dancing on the stage and add Christmas colours to the show.
- Bhangra videos on large screen
MC: Jacob Zimmer (Artistic Director from Nakai Theatre)
DJ: Daniel Ashley AKA DJ DASH (Dash Music)
Stage Manager: Jeff Wolosewich (From The Dark Fruits)
Photography: Christian Kuntz Photography
Videography: Naomi Hajian
Videography (Second camera): Marten Berkman
YAC Sound-Tech: Mike Wilson – firstname.lastname@example.org
YAC Sound/ event Coordinator: Josh Jansen – email@example.com
Lights: Christopher Ross
Presenter/Producer: Gurdeep Pandher
We will have approximately 90 local performers in the show. Blended with many other Yukon cultures, it will be a culturally-rich concert showing the vibrant Yukon diversity.
The Commissioner of Yukon Hon. Madame Angélique Bernard, Yukon’s Deputy Premier Hon. Ranj Pillai, and Mayor of Whitehorse Hon. Dan Curtis are going to attend the concert. They all will make brief speeches. The Deputy Premier will bring the message of the Premier Sandy Silver to the show.
The show-items and line-up will be updated the way we progress towards the show date!
Date and Place:-
- Venue: Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon
- Show Date: Dec 18, 2018 (Tuesday)
- Doors Open: 6:30 PM
- Show Start Time: 7:00 PM (Sharp)
- Ticket Price: $25 as General Admission, $15 for Yukon College students
- Yukon College students must buy tickets in person from the Arts Centre Box Office by showing their student ID).
- Tickets are available at Yukon Arts Centre, Arts Underground and YukonTickets.com.
- IF ATTENDING, PLEASE RSVP AT OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!
- Please continue checking Gurdeep.ca for updated information!
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Les Deuxluxes et Gurdeep Pandher ont décidé de mélanger danse punjabi Bhangra et musique franco-canadienne. Les Deuxluxes est un band Rock’n’Roll de deux membres (Anna Frances Meyer et Étienne Barry) originaires de Montréal (Québec). Gurdeep Pandher est un auteur et artiste de Bhangra basé à Whitehorse (Yukon). Ensemble, ils ont décidé de combiner leurs arts pour créer une superbe fusion punjabi-québécoise et ainsi rassembler deux cultures canadiennes ensemble. Le Bhangra est une danse populaire originaire du Penjab et est aussi partie intégrante de la culture Sikh. Filmé à Whitehorse, Gurdeep Pandher danse le Bhangra sur la chanson francophone “Diable du printemps”.
Les Deuxluxes and Gurdeep Pandher blended Punjabi bhangra dance and French Canadian music together. Les Deuxluxes is a Rock’n’Roll two-people band (Anna Frances Meyer and Étienne Barry) from Montréal (Québec). Gurdeep Pandher is a Whitehorse (Yukon) based Bhangra artist and an author. They decided together to combine their arts to create a wonderful Punjabi-Quebecer fusion and bring Canadian cultures together. Bhangra is a folk-dance of Punjab and a great part of the Sikh culture. Filmed in Whitehorse (Yukon), Gurdeep Pandher danced Bhangra to the song “Diable du printemps”, which is a Les Deuxluxes rock song in French language.
ਕੈਨਡਾ ਭਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲੋਕ-ਨਾਚ ਭੰਗੜੇ ਦੇ ਪਸਾਰ ਲਈ ਫਰਾਂਸੀਸੀਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਸਾਂਝਾਂ ਉੱਦਮ। ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਦੇ ਕਿਊਬਿਕ ਸੂਬੇ ਤੋਂ ਮੌਂਟਰੀਅਲ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਦੇ ਮਸ਼ਹੂਰ ਸੰਗੀਤਕ ਗਰੁੱਪ “Les Deuxluxes” ਅਤੇ ਗੁਰਦੀਪ ਪੰਧੇਰ ਨੇ ਇਹ ਵੀਡੀਓ ਰਲ਼ ਕੇ ਬਣਾਈ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਵੀਡੀਓ ਦਾ ਨਿਰਮਾਣ ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਯੂਕੋਨ ਸੂਬੇ ਦੇ ਵਾਈਟਹੋਰਸ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ। ਫਰੈਂਚ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਗਾਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਜੋੜੇ ਅਨਾ ਫਰਾਂਸਿਸ ਮੇਯਰ ਅਤੇ ਏਤੀਆਨੇ ਬਾਰੀ ਮਸ਼ਹੂਰ “Les Deuxluxes” ਗਰੁੱਪ ਦੇ ਕਰਤਾ-ਧਰਤਾ ਹਨ। ਗੁਰਦੀਪ ਪੰਧੇਰ ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਦੇ ਵਾਈਟਹੋਰਸ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਹਨ।
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Our strong cross-cultural bridges! We are better together!
Gurdeep Pandher | Dawson City | Bhangra | Oora Aara – The Song of Punjabi Alphabet
It was the month of January in the town of Dawson City of the Yukon, Canada. It was cold. It was actually really very-cold. The fire was out as well. Then the people of Dawson decided to dance Punjabi folk-dance Bhangra to warm themselves up. And it worked.
Gurdeep Pandher trained local people to dance bhangra and then choreographed it in the Dawson streets to fire up the energy of the bodies.
People enjoyed dancing to bhangra and it also created pure happiness along with the rich-warmth of dance energy.
The Councillor with the City of Dawson government, Billy Kendrick and his team, brought cameras to film it.
And so true, in Dawson City, people found gold and we have found “golden hearts” there.
Dawson City is located in the Yukon Territory of Canada. It the place where Gold Rush happened between years 1896 and 1899. The area is also known as the Klondike region of the Yukon. Dawson City is also known for the marvelous writings of the Yukon poet Robert W. Service.
Bhangra is the folk-dance of Punjab.
Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Direction, Choreography, Editing:- Gurdeep Pandher
Bhangra:- Gurdeep Pandher and the Residents of Dawson City
Opening Scene:- Wendy Cairns, Monique Chatterton and Shelley Brown
Camera:- Billy Kendrick
Assistant Camera Crew:- Tessa Rex and Jake Bellew
Location:- The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and Dawson City Streets, Yukon
More info:- https://www.gurdeep.ca/dawson-city-bhangra-video/
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Je ma boli nun bhull jawonge
Kakhan vich rull jawonge
Oora aara eeree sassa haha, saadi jaan hai
Sadi pachhan hai
Saadi jind jaan hai
Kakka khakha gagga ghagha ghanyna, kanth kariyo
Ehde naal khadio
Ehnoo nitt padiyo
Chacha chhachha jajja jhajha nayeeya, dilan ch rakhiyo
Nanak de bachiyo
Dashmesh de bachiyo
Tanka thatha dadda dhadha naana, chardi kala hai
Har ikk da bhala hai
Sarbhat da bhala hai
Tatta thatha dadda dhadha nanna, nirbhayo riho
Har ikk nun jaa kiho
Boli nun saambh liyo
Pappa faffa bhabha bhabha mamma, ma Punjabi hai
Sadi ma Punjabi hai
Ammi Punjabi hai
Yayeeya rarra lalla vava rada, bachiyan nu dassiyo
Parivaar nu dassiyo
Nagar ch dassiyo
During the Pink Shirt Day, on February 28, 2018, at Watson Lake Secondary School in the Yukon, Canada, Gurdeep Pandher and school students wore pink shirts and danced Bhangra together under the slogan “Nice Needs No Filter”. This special event was held to raise anti-bullying awareness in our schools, homes, workplaces and online. We all need to stand together against bullies.
Sometimes, mental health conditions or unhealthy upbringing or peer pressures can create bullies too. So, we need more mental health education and practitioners to study the behaviour so that the best measures are adopted to prevent it.
Everyone deserves safe spaces to live their lives to the fullest.
Sue Rudd, Tarah Boone, Seth Boss, Adam Cook-Lamha, Amber Dickson, Christopher Dickson, Trynaty Durante, Kate Durocher, Cassandra Hanchar, Jennifer Kroeker, Marshal Law, Jordan Lehune, Eric Lewis, Levi Lutz-Dennis, Taylor MacLeod, Brett Marko-Wolftail, Philippe Mass, Juanita Olson, Racheyll Stewart, Mitcheal Stubenberg, Nicole Tibbett, Shilo Ouellette, Michelle Bakos, Sue Chief, Terri Lee Skerry and Max, Laurel Cole
Music and Lyrics:
Gurdeep Pandher, Sue Rudd and School Students
Nice needs no filter
It really needs no filter
Nice means embrace all
Love all and respect all
All colours are beautiful
All choices are beautiful
It’s Ok to be different
It’s OK to feel different
Be unique Be yourself
Dance together and create friendships
Treat others equally
Think about your words and actions
Don’t be a bully
We all are people
We all are the same
Love everyone for who they are
Live without judgement
Love all people
Let’s stop bullying
Let’s end bullying forever
Nice needs no filter
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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:-
It was an amazing evening with bhangra performance, music and delicious food. Around 400 people came to attend it at Convention Centre (Coast High Country Inn) in Whitehorse on November 25, 2017 to benefit the Yukon Hospital Foundation!
Krisandra Reid joined Gurdeep Pandher as his co-performer for bhangra dance.
Chef Vikram Vij and his associates also came on the stage to dance along. The event was organized by Northern Vision Development (NVD). It was a wonderful evening with delicious food, created by Vikram Vij and his staff!
Photos by: Monique Chatterton!
Note: Please click onto the each photo to view its actual size!
Bhangra Meets Irish Dance – A shot from my upcoming video!