DJ Rekha 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 bhangra set includes single releases by DJ H, DJ Dips, PBN and some older school Bhangra joinnts from B21, Satrang, XLNC. The beyond portions uncovers a Police cover by Karsh Kale, and passable remix of MC Yogi song about Mahatma Gandhi and a new beautiful new track by Niraj Chag.
10/6 Basement Bhangra – SOBs, New York, NY
10/29 3rd Annual Bhangraween – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
11/1 Basement Bhangra w/ Delhi 2 Dublin – SOBs, New York, NY
11/23 Basement Bhangra Thxgiving Eve w/ Panjabi MC – SOBs, New York, NY
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