GCC 1ST PLACE @ BHANGRA FEST 2018

IshanNandra

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Whats up BTF,

Here is the official video to our winning performance at Bhangra Fest 2018 this year. The set was captained and choreod by Deepak Sethi, Sukhi Dhillon and myself. Mix was made by Dholi Hardo & Prince.

Placings at this competition were:
1st: GCC
2nd: VASDA PUNJAB
3rd: AJ

Hope you guys enjoy the performance just as much as we did making & performing it. All feedback is welcome. Hope to hear from you all!

 

harind_singh

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This performance was trash. If this is the kind of set that wins UK competitions, the whole evolution of UK bhangra is a complete disappointment. UK started off with shit like “the bhangra heads” then it seems like the entire circuit became obsessed with SGPD and decided that dancing really fast and sloppy was the key to winning competitions. According to the GCC logo, this team is about grace, culture, and creativity; where’s the grace in a performance when everything is done so fast that people are struggling to properly complete moves and hit formations. Move execution is all over the place, dancers are either going all out from the beginning hoping their energy doesn’t run out by the end or dancers are holding back from the beginning because they know their energy will run out by the second half of the set if they don’t. I’m assuming this team displays culture by having a mix made by a high school kid (more on this later). Creativity = adding lots of spins and having an end style segment as a second segment? The mix is so embarrassing they should have just aborted and gone off stage with those behtkaan jandu singha combos at 4:20. I liked the first half of jhoomer but then it was followed up with a crappy second half that makes you completely forget that the first half was entertaining. Jhoomer to daang transition choreo and music are awkward. I liked that GCC experimented with dancing at a different tempo at the beginning of the daang segment, it shows that they understand that slower dancing is possible. Another funny thing about this set is that every time the team holds a formation they exaggerate the hell out of whatever move is being done while they’re holding formation, like “WE’RE NOT RUNNING ACROSS STAGE RIGHT NOW LET’S FLAIL OUR ARMS AS HARD AS WE CAN!!!” I think I see some APD at 7:51, hi @Danny , miss you bro. I also like the slightest little bit of luddi moves added to the set, really is nice knowing that the team is aware that there is more to bhangra than the typical checklist of bhangra segments. Another energy saving trick thoroughly utilized by GCC in this set, only have select number of dancers perform the really hard moves, and vary the dancers doing the hard moves throughout the set to help everyone conserve energy.
The mix GCC danced to is utterly amateur, it’s full of tropes that got played out 8 yrs ago, and the genius mixer decided to throw some racial slurs in as well. This mix is the biggest mistake made by GCC, despite the flaws with their choreo and execution, a team deserves respect for dancing on stage in front of a crowd. But the mix is so horrid that it destroys any sense of respect you may have for this team. Folk dances don’t exist in a vacuum, they are built on the rhythms and sounds they accompany. This team made the conscious decision to perform on stage to a mess of pitch shifted song segments intermixed with random effects and hip hop elements. I could understand and pick out what songs were being danced to, but the mix of music made no sense, no cohesivity whatsoever. GCC would have been better served removing all vocals completely and dancing to a mix made solely of the underlying bass beats. This is the dissonance; how do you expect to be viewed as caring about the culture when you simultaneously don’t care enough to understand the music and try to present a performance as a cohesive combination of Punjabi music and dance.

Only thing that would have made this set better is if GCC went straight folk and used Plastic Sapps provided by @hardeep_singh
 

BhangraSUCKS

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Listen you English dotard,
Why dont yall come to US instead?? There's nothing stopping yall from coming here if you guys are so good and winning big money at comps right??? Come visit Stockton bro..
 

Dss91

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Everyone says the NA scene was amazing from 09-12, but in reality it was only the Canadian teams that people watched - NJ, SGPD, NYPD, Shan-E-Punjab and now SPD.

America was only good at hosting competitions and having the Canadians come over and pick up trophies. Now the UK has also been banging the USA scene for the last 4 years.

The truth is, you hillbillies were never at the game.

Feel free to host a competition so we can go at it with the Canadians.

P.S. Make sure the tea is hot.
 

harind_singh

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Listen you English dotard,
Why dont yall come to US instead?? There's nothing stopping yall from coming here if you guys are so good and winning big money at comps right??? Come visit Stockton bro..
Listen you Yank wasteman,
Where did your life go so wrong? Were you not loved as a child?

Also, great job by the moderators. "YUHHHHHSDQDQDWSSD" is clearly too far in comparison to what's being said by these mans.......

Keep up the great work moderating normal posts related to the thread but allowing egotistical trolls hiding behind a fake account to say what they want.

This will probably get moderated as well so let me just say

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I look forward to your e-mail
 

hardeep_singh

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In case anyone else is wondering how deep this dude's ignorance is:

Stockton is significant in our collective punjabi-sikh history.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurdwara_Sahib_Stockton

Location of the first Gurudwara in the US, which also happens to be the location where the Ghadar Party started.
http://stocktongurdwara.com/history/
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/ghadr.html
https://www.epw.in/journal/2013/29/web-exclusives/gadar-party-centenary-year.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kartar_Singh_Sarabha

Educate yourself before talking shit.
 

equium

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In the interests of educating myself and hopefully all of you academic overachievers, did you know there is a Stockton in Australia?

A fun fact about Stockton, Australia from Wikipedia: "It has its own shops, churches, two clubhouses, three pubs, a swimming pool, and a caravan park"

Unbelievable, Jeff.
 

harind_singh

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In case anyone else is wondering how deep this dude's ignorance is:

Stockton is significant in our collective punjabi-sikh history.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurdwara_Sahib_Stockton

Location of the first Gurudwara in the US, which also happens to be the location where the Ghadar Party started.
http://stocktongurdwara.com/history/
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/events/ghadr.html
https://www.epw.in/journal/2013/29/web-exclusives/gadar-party-centenary-year.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kartar_Singh_Sarabha

Educate yourself before talking shit.
Awwww are you lost? Can someone direct this guy back to SIkhiToTheMax forum.
 

BhangraSUCKS

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Stockton is also home to one of the densest punjabi small business owner communities, such as proud gas station owners and taxi companies.
 

skakadiya10

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Personally loved it, set was dope. My favorite segment would have to be jhummar. Choreo just hit the spot for me. Saap formations were amazing, really had me on the edge of my chair. I thought mix complimented the set tremendously and song selection was great as well (please release so we don't have to hear the Harsh Singh 16 Youtube rip). I think y'all could give any NA team a run for their money so it would be dope if y'all came to the US for a comp. Looking forward to more!
 
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