Bhangra.me: Vancouver's Bhangra Story
Thursday, May 5, 2011 to Sunday, January 1, 2012
Bhangra.me: Vancouver’s Bhangra Story, is an interactive exhibition that chronicles Bhangra music, dance and politics in Vancouver. From dance teams in the 70s, to international DJs in 2011, this exhibit features Vancouver’s unique Bhangra story. Play instruments, listen to local DJ-curated playlists, read about Bhangra’s connection to social protest, and dance in the Performance Lounge.
Co-produced by Museum of Vancouver and Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society, Bhangra.me has been extended to run until January 1, 2012. The first museum exhibition of its kind of Canada, Bhangra.me attempts to interpret and understand what Bhangra means to people in Vancouver. Bhangra – and by extension the greater story of South Asians in Vancouver - is deeply intertwined with Vancouver’s own story.
Bhangra.me is co-curated by Curator of Contemporary Issues, Viviane Gosselin, and Guest Curator, Naveen Girn. Designed by local designers, Propellor Studio, the exhibition was created from original interviews, archival video footage, personal photo albums, community consultations, and support from Vancouver’s Bhangra community. Over 55 interviews and 100 hours of documentary footage have been compiled by Cultural Researcher and Guest Curator Naveen Girn.
Share your Bhangra story. Interact online with the Bhangra.me Story Map at bhangra.me.