I’m so excited that our very own Masoom Chainani, captain of Cornell bhangra, will lead us in a bhangra dance workshop on Thursday!
A few reminders:
We will meet downstairs in Lincoln Hall in room B20. Please wear clothes that you can move in!
Reading: This is a pinch of background reading and viewing on bhangra
- “Bhangra” – http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/47339?q=bhangra&search=quick&pos=1&_start=1#firsthit
Listening: This playlist contains bhangra song-and-dances from Hindi films over the last fifty years. At a minimum, watch the first three songs, listening for the quintessential beat and sounds of bhangra:
- “Rang de Basanti,” Rang de Basanti (2004)
- Cornell Bhangra at Bhangra Blowout 2015 (can you see Masoom??)
- “Yeh desh hai veer javanon ka,” Naya Daur (1978)