It is Bollywood in Vancouver at the Downtown Bhangra 2011 VIBC City of Bhangra Festival 2011. For the first time ever, the Jewish Community Centre and Surrey India Arts worked on creating a Punjabi-Israel fusion song and dance number.
The tune used in the soundtrack was ‘Hava Nagila’ (הבה נגילה), a popular Jewish-Ukrainian Hebrew folk song meaning let’s rejoice that had become a stable band performance in Jewish weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.
This unique presentation that combined the two diverse cultures was performed at the Vancouver Art Gallery grounds on May 13, 2011. A truly one-of-a-kind Bollywood in Vancouver experience. Bring on Downtown Bhangra 2012!!
[A Video by Ray Van Eng | http://www.vancouver21.com ]