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. Taking cues from the long weekend this week Bhangra set eases its way into a groove. The beyond portion demonstrates good and bad use of the Hindi language by American hip-hop artist trying to be down with the brown with a new track by Akon.
6/23 Basement Bhangra 8 hour DJ set, SOBs, New York, NY
6/25 Levitt Pavillon MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, CA
7/7 Basement Bhangra at SOBs, New York, NY
7/9 Black Cat, Washington, DC
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