City of Bhangra Festival comes to KPU this Thursday

Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Surrey, B.C. - North America's largest bhangra festival is in full swing this week, and on Thursday, the festivities will be bringing #BhangraLove to Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

SHE - presented by TD Bank Group - will bring the stories of six strong and fearless young women to the university's Surrey campus in a four-hour event that will empower and inspire. Featuring activists and educators, DJs and producers, actors, rappers, and filmmakers, the public event is free and open to all, especially South Asian youth who have an interest in the arts, identity and politics of gender.

Hosted in partnership with KPU, guests can attend workshops that cover how to break into the Bollywood market, being queer in the Indian music history, the power of feminism and hip hop, and guerilla filmmaking. International speakers and panelists will also share their personal struggles, achievements and lessons learned on their way to success.

Registration and more information about SHE is available here.

Over eight days, more than 350 performers across Vancouver and Surrey will showcase and celebrate South Asian arts and culture through numerous public events. 

For more information on the City of Bhangra Festival, organized by the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society, visit

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