Tag: Basement Bhangra

DJ Rekha attempts new world record…

6Oct

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The founder of Basement Bhangra, DJ Rekha attempts to break the Guinness World Record for worlds largest Bhangra dance today in New York City! If anyone can pull it out, the Queen of Turntables can… stay tune as we follow this story.

**UPDATE**

Make way for a new entry in the Guinness World Records – our predication came true – DJ Rekha held the BIGGEST BHANGRA DANCE PARTY in NYC! Congratulations to DJ Rekha and her team!

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Catch DJ Rekha on ABC Nightline

28Feb

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DJ Rekha at NSB in San Francisco

This is big news for Bhangra music and Underground Desi beats, DJ Rekha will be on ABC NIGHTLINE tomorrow night. Be sure to tune in. For over a decade, DJ Rekha has been hosting Basement Bhangra at SOBs in NYC.

Trikone rings in 25 years of activism for the South Asian LGBTQ community

8Sep

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The South Asian LGBTQ is a minority within a minority community, however Trikone has been around for 25 years supporting the South Asian LGBTQ community and educating the South Asian mainstream community. On September 10th, we encourage our readers and listeners to buy tickets for their annual gala Kulture Kulcha, where members of the community and their allies come together to put on a show of dance, comedy and spoken word. This year, Basement Bhangra founder – the legendary DJ Rekha will be on the turntables, the witty and humorous D’Lo will be the emcee. Tickets are going FAST!!!!

Special Thanksgiving treat… HDhami and Raje Shwari at SOBs

11Nov

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Basement Bhangra hosted by DJ Rekha is “New York’s best kept secret” for the underground party scene. On Thanksgiving Eve (November 24th) H Dhami and Raje Shwari will be performing live at SOBs. For the last couple of months, it seems like DJ Rekha has been supporting Raje Shwari, she dropped her new single – “Keep a Secret” at a Basement Bhangra night. Could this be a new comeback for Raje Shwari? Raje has been living under the radar after leaving Timbaland’s camp. Her “Indian Flute” had moderate success, but the thing about some Desi artists, especially females, they tend to get caught up with shady management and we never hear from them. H Dhami was featured on Raghav’s new single “So Much” (The Neo Desi mix) but his fans are waiting for his second album. Between 2008 – 2010, we’ve heard H Dhami on Punjabi By Nature’s “Crowd Pleaser” album and Mumzy’s single “One More Dance”

Is there an under current collaboration between H Dhami and Raje Shwari? How can the two of them benefit from each other? H could probably open doors for Raje in the UK Asian scene and Raje could kick open a mainstream door for H. It would be interesting to see H recite Magoo and Sebastian’s lyrics from Indian Flute.