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Ready to get warmed up in the cold Yukon december? Yukon Punjabi Bhangra Society is proud to present Bhangra dance concert starring Gurdeep Pandher.

The major attraction is bhangra with Yukon fiddle students from Fiddleheads (in collaboration with teacher Keitha Clark).

Other prominent features are Bhangra-Blues Fusion Dance (In collaboration Emily Payne).

Also, featuring bhangra with Gurdeep Pandher’s students, bhangra on Irish-Scottish music (Also featuring Punjabi bhangra dance on Traditional Irish and Scottish Set Music by the band “Crooked Folk” with band members Jerome McIntyre, Keitha Clark, and Bj MacLean.

Other great features will be bhangra by Extremely Moving Youth Society, EMYS (In collaboration with Leaping Feats/Project In-charge: Katie Lynn and Mellisa Murray), bhangra with Yukon College students and much more.

One of the other prominent features will be re-production of the viral video “Whitehorse Mayoral Turban Fitting” with Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis on the stage. The video made by Dan Curits and Gurdeep Pandher in January 2017 went viral and viewed by over a million people in just one day. Next day, the video was published by BBC News where 12 million people watched it. The video was also re-broadcasted by CBC News, The Globe and Mail, USA Today, Canadian Press and many other international media in Australia, India, etc. Even Russia’s state media published the video on their network.

Therefore, this will be a unique and multifaceted concert in many ways. The concert will also celebrate the Sikh culture and heritage in the Yukon.

The concert will also promote the Yukon’s inter-cultural harmony and friendship with the tagline “Diversity Over Division” and will inspire all Yukoners to celebrate their cultures together. Cultures are our roots and friendships are our branches. That’s how we all co-exist.

Bhangra was originated in Punjab. Punjab was an independent country under the Sikh king Maharja Ranjit Singh, with the capital in Lahore before it was colonized by the British Government in 1849. It remained a part of the British Government from 1849 to 1947. It became a state in India after Independence from the British Government and Punjab partition in 1947.

Date: Dec 14, 2017
Venue: Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon
Time: 7 PM
Ticket Price: $25

Tickets are available at Yukon Arts Centre and Arts Underground.

For more info about the concert, please visit Gurdeep.ca