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. After a few weeks down Bhangra memory lane, let no auto-tune stone be left unturned in this weeks Bhangra selections of current bangers. The beyond section shouts out Nowrouz aka Persian New Year, a cherished and but not forgotten Northern UK band- Black Star Liner, as well as a rare tasteful use of RnB in a South Asian remix of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
4/7 Basement Bhangra 14th Birthday Bash w/ Dhol Nation SOB, New York, NY
4/9 Black Cat, Washington, DC
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