February 15, 2011 > Pioneer Bhangra
By Mona Shah
Pioneer Bhangra is a dance competition organized by Associated Students Inc. and students of California State University East Bay (CSUEB). The event is an opportunity to enjoy a night of music, dance, and fun in the tradition of the Punjabi folkdance, Bhangra.
Bhangra is a generic term that has been adopted to describe modern Asian pop music. However, it is actually the correct term for traditional agricultural folk music originating from the Punjab region on the Indian sub-continent.
The mission of the organization is to produce the best show possible and share the rich culture of this dance with the community at large. Pioneer Bhangra was founded in 2009 and their first show was a resounding success. With participating teams from all over North America and the Bay Area, the show is back, bigger and better, showcasing extraordinary performances by top bhangra teams and special guest performers.
Saturday, Feb 19
6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Chabot College Performing Arts Center
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
VIP: $50 (online only), Presale: $20 Door: $25, CSUEB Student: $15