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Bhangra and Beyond is a weekly music show hosted by DJ Rekha, a cultural instigator, recognized worldwide for being one of the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. The first 40 minutes or so of the show comprise of Bhangra tracks fast and slow, classic and new.  The of style of Bhangra, which is a form of Punjabi(a region divided by Indian and Pakistan) folk music and dance, is contemporary and produced for a global dance floor. Rekha’ shares her deep knowledge and personal connections with many of the artists featured in this segment.  After the break the remaining 20 minutes provide the listener with a deep dive in the analogue and digital creates of DJ who has spun numerous genres and venues across the globe.  Featuring South Asian leaning bass this set finds itself showcasing everything from A Tribe Called Red(mistaken Indian identity intended) to diasporic rappers over folk music, to dubstep renditions of sub-continental tropical bass. DJ Rekha is founder and resident of Basement Bhangra one NYC’s longest running dance parties which takes place the monthly the first Thursday of every month.  Follow her work on www.djrekha.com DJ Rekha Desi Crew  
New PMC+a lot of Desi Crew
This Week: Filmmakers Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya discuss their new documentary about Indian traveling cinemas. The film is called Cinema Travelers, and it's screening this week at the New York Film Festival.      
Yoga and wellness tourists by no means get a free pass to do whatever, whenever, in the name of spiritual wellbeing.
Pastor believes that brain death is a curable illness. His new research with the Reanima Project hopes to shed light on this.
The Holi Hai Festival, aka "Festival of Colors," is a celebration of Spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. The event was hosted by NYC Bhangra dance company.
Humeysha was created in India by musician Zain Alam, drawing on influences from New York to New Delhi to craft an emotional, multilingual story inspired by travel and heritage. Here, the band visits the Knockdown Center, an art center and event space dedicated to unusual projects and collaborations in Maspeth, Queens, to give their epic tale of “A Passage to America” plenty of room to stretch out. Humeysha LP is available now. Follow Humeysha on Facebook and Twitter. Follow the Knockdown Center on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!

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