DJ Rekha aka Rekha Malhotra is DJ, producer, curator, educator, and activist. Named ambassador of bhangra by the New York Times, she has been instrumental in placing bhangra on the map in North America. Rooted in bhangra and hip-hop her DJ sets range from Brazilian Baile Funk to Balkan Beats and everything in between. She is founder and resident of Basement Bhangra one NYC’s longest running dance parties. This week serves up a requisite bhangra bangers and new dancehall tinged tracks by Jassi Sidhu and a Canadian bhangra legends- Jazzy B and Harbachan Mann. The beyond portion rocks out with the Kominas, Junoon, and an unlikely collaboration with pop bhangra and now Bollywood sensation, Daler Mendhi.
5/29, Darkroom, Chicago, IL
6/2 Basement Bhangra at SOBs, New York, NY
6/25 Levitt Pavillon MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, CA
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