About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:7:00 PM
DOORS OPEN IN THE GALLERY @ 7PM // DOORS OPEN IN THE MAIN ROOM @ 10PM
Basement Bhangra NYC, legendary and internationally renowned dance party moves to Le Poisson Rouge. Helmed by DJ Rekha aka the Ambassador of Bhangra and her crew, music is an explosion of cultures, hip-hop, and dancehall colliding to give you an unforgettable NYC dance and culture experience called Basement Bhangra.
$15 ADV // $20 DOS // $10 before 10pm at doors only
This is a general admission, standing event.
Over the course of its run at SOB’s, Basement Bhangra has made an indelible mark on New York’s clubland as one of the city’s most culturally diverse and consistently high-energy dance parties. In that fifteen year span, Basement Bhangra has hosted live performances from a who’s-who of the genre’s top performers, including bhangra legend Malkit Singh, Bally Sagoo, Bikram Singh, Hard Kaur, and Apache Indian, who performed at this year’s Basement Bhangra Thanksgiving Eve special. Another longtime friend of the party is the infamous Panjabi MC, who will be performing at the party’s debut at Le Poisson Rouge in January. Basement Bhangra has been regularly featured by media outlets including the New York Times, Fader, Wall Street Journal, Paper Magazine, Japanese TV, CNN, Nightline, and NPR.
Panjabi MC began his career in music by writing lyrics and rapping at gigs. The people that saw him perform started to call him the Indian MC. He explained to them that there was no language called Indian but in actual fact the non English words that he would use in his raps were in Panjabi (a language from northern India). This is how the name Panjabi MC came about.
DJ Rekha is an eclectic DJ, producer, curator and founder of Basement Bhangra™. She was named “Ambassador of Bhangra” by the New York Times as well as “one of the most influential South Asians in the United States” by Newsweek. She was the Sound Designer for the OBIE winning Broadway Show, “Bridge and Tunnel.” Rekha was the Associate Producer for the NPR Radio Documentary, “A Feet in Two Worlds”. Her debut album, “DJ Rekha presents Basement Bhangra” was released on Koch Records in October 2007. She has curated shows for Central Park Summerstage, Creative Time, and Celebrate Brooklyn. Her company, Sangament, Inc provides music consulting services and produces live events.