A combination of history, geography, and people have influenced Vancouver’s unique Bhangra scene, and more recent expressions often combine different genres of dance and music. Bhangra has changed, grown, and retracted in exciting ways, allowing it to exist as a living tradition. In Vancouver, Bhangra dance can include Hip Hop, Jazz, Bollywood, and traditional folk moves. Bhangra music brings together a world of musical styles and genres reflecting the diversity of our city. The lyrics have changed too: they have shifted from a focus on farming and village life to incorporate life in contemporary cities around the world.