Pao Bhangra XIX Date Release

Pao Bhangra
Hello Bhangra Community,

Cornell Bhangra is thrilled to announce that PAO BHANGRA XIX: The Bhangra Olympics will be held on March 21st, 2020 at Cornell University!
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As the largest bhangra exhibition in the United States, Pao Bhangra focuses on the joy and passion of Bhangra as an art form and is designed for the enjoyment of all performing teams. If you were there last year, you know one of the biggest hits of Pao Bhangra was our revival of MATCHUPS! So, like last year, each team at Pao Bhangra XIX will be matched up with another invited team, and the winner will be decided by you guys via a live poll. As always, teams will be given an honorarium of $1000 and the opportunity to perform in front of a packed crowd in the exhilarating atmosphere of Barton Hall.

In other exciting news, Pao Bhangra XIX's proceeds will be going towards supporting Ithaca Welcomes Refugees. Since 2015, IWR has provided refugees with extensive services designed to continue the development of Ithaca as a host community. Some of these services include cultural and community orientation, financial assistance, education, and basic needs support. Pao Bhangra XIX's collaboration with IWR will benefit a local preschool for kids whose parents are taking English as a Second Language class. Our team is overjoyed to be able to collaborate with IWR and hope that you can join us in making a contribution to the local community! Click here to learn more about the organization:

Our team aims to produce only the best experience for all the teams and guests who attend Pao Bhangra! Please feel free to reach out with any questions and look out for applications being released in about a month.


Isha Vaish and Harshita Mahendra | Co-Pao Directors

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