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We were lucky enough to bring the Phoolz back together this season and bring out some sets that focused on one thing: entertainment. Our goal was to make the audience smile and dance with us, and I think you'll see that in our set creation.


There are tons of credits due for KPGD's performances coming together at Boston and Bruin, and without their help our team wouldn't have had the enjoyable experiences on and off stage that we did.


We'd love to hear any feedback you have on our sets and dancers!

Boston Bhangra 2015 [1st Place]
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Bruin Bhangra 2016
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Below, I have copy-pasted the description we sent to GabrooTV for our Bruin Video - it is the most important part of all this.


Khirre Phul Gulab De came to perform at Bruin Bhangra 2016 for many reasons, but they had even more reasons not to attend this competition. In the past few months, the members of this team have dealt with many, many setbacks, but none so prominent as the loss of their teammate, dholi, DJ, and brother, Anooj Kumar Trivedi. Anooj was a member of KPGD when it first began in 2010, and had danced with many of the team members on Gajjde Gabroo and Gajjdi Jawani before that. His talents extended far from simply being an amazing dancer, dholi, and music production artist, as he was a genuinely kind-hearted soul who was always the source of entertainment and positive energy to all those around him. Khirre Phul Gulab De dedicates this performance in his memory, to a flower who didn't get the chance to fully bloom, to the person who reminds them how short and precious life is, and that we can and will push through anything and everything, for it is a privilege to be here. The tribute to Anooj Trivedi done at the end of this routine was not officially part of the routine, and KPGD asked not to be judged on it. His presence was felt with us that night and forever will each time we step onto stage.

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Main Bhangra Discussion / Nachde Nashville Predictions!
« on: February 18, 2016, 02:50:52 PM »
Looks like quite a boss lineup!


Buckeye
CMU
Cornell
MBT
UNC
Northwestern
UVA
WashU


I expect choosing a top 3 out of Buckeye, MBT, UNC, and CMU is going to be really tough.

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Main Bhangra Discussion / Declaration of Bhangra Predikshuns
« on: January 15, 2016, 08:13:37 AM »
DCBC (D.C. Bhangra Crew)
SMD (Shaan Mutiyaaran Di)
RVD (Raakhe Virse De)
DCMPAA (DC Metro Punjabi Arts Academy)
KPGD (Khirre Phul Gulab De)
SCB (Steel City Bhangra)
MOB (Ministry of Bhangra)
VSB (Virginia School of Bhangra)

I never made one of these threads before but I didn't see one so

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Videos and Performances / Don't post KPGD video plz
« on: November 14, 2015, 11:55:32 PM »
We were blessed and lucky enough to have a placing set at boston - we wanna maybe keep some stuff a secret for our next competition so please don't post our video! Send it to me please!

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Main Bhangra Discussion / Bruin live feed?
« on: April 24, 2014, 11:33:06 PM »
Yes?

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Bhangra Mixes and Music / song request from cal bhangra @ burgh 2013
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:05:00 PM »
song at 3:59 please


Cal Bhangra @ Bhangra In The Burgh 2013

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Videos and Performances / Khirre Phul Gulab De @ Big Apple Bhangra 2012
« on: August 13, 2012, 09:02:32 AM »
Here is our performance from this past weekend. We would like to thank BAB committee for a great competition, as well as Hardeep Singh for tying all our paggs. Vic from SGPD tied 2 of ours as well, and that helped us out alot as well.


The mix was made by Anooj Trivedi (AKT Productions) and he did an amazing job, especially under a time crunch.



Constructive criticism would be great to hear!


Jodis:


Green: Romeen Sheth/Alan Guan
Purple: Anooj Trivedi/Bianca Patel
Red: Varun Goswami/Ashvin Kapur
Blue: Nikhil Batra/Kuntal Shah
Yellow: Sumeet Jindal/Raj Shah
Pink: Kanwar Johal/Akash Ganapathi


KPGD at Big Apple Bhangra 2012

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Main Bhangra Discussion / feet touching props?
« on: May 30, 2012, 04:54:52 PM »
can i get a somewhat general opinion on this? i get confused when i see a performance from team A who gracefully moves a prop out of the way with their foot while dancing and people go crazy saying how sick that persons stage awareness is, but then if someone is setting up stage and softly nudges a prop over to its marker i see people being like "wow you dont know anything about bhangra".


ive also seen performances where a team will use their feet to kick a prop up or something (examples are bmw at bruin i believe a few years ago and fauj at bayside this year), but some times people say wow thats disrespectful and sometimes they dont care.


i personally feel like if a prop is moved with someones foot and it wasn't done maliciously (as to purposely show disrespect, anger, etc) then its straight, but thats just my opinion. i just wanted to know because ive been confused about it and how judges would handle it, etc.

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Main Bhangra Discussion / algozey player for bayside
« on: March 29, 2012, 08:06:35 PM »
our guy isn't able to come caus of work issues, but if anyone interested in playing algozey at bayside message me!

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Main Bhangra Discussion / want to help KPGD compete again?
« on: March 25, 2012, 01:46:09 PM »
one of the biggest issues that khirre phul gulab de has with competing is money, and we are currently saving up to be able to compete this summer.


many of the dancers on kpgd compete with "nc state bhangra" and are competing at usc-aag ki raat competition next weekend.


if you go to the link below and simply "like" the comment on the page that says "NC State Bhangra", they can win a free hotel room, which honestly means a whole lot when it comes to gas money or paying for hotels for our next competition.


nc state and kpgd receive NO school funding, as compared to other collegiate teams who recieve quite a deal compared to us.


https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=318281881566931&id=308783105850142


just simply go to the link, like the first comment under the post (NC State Bhangra).


If you vote we will be greatly obliged!




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I brought this up in the PCBCA from Elite 8 video thread but thought I would get more answers if I made it a question here. When watching PCBCA's set from Elite 8 vs SGPD's set from the same competition, I noticed a few key differences:

PCBCA - Cleaner, more "folk" execution of some moves (though some of that is opinion but overall I feel), more uniform dancing, less gimmicks, never going crazy fast or buckwild with energy but keeping enough to make routine look good

SGPD - very innovative, fast paced, some dancers have more nakhra/swag in some moves than others (slightly), people going buck here and there, gimmicks, etc.

I was wondering what truly set these teams apart? I may sort of be answering my own question here, but if two teams go head to head with one being a cery clean, folk team, and one being more focused on entertainment and energy, which ends up being more important? Is sacrificing cleanliness for some faster paced segments worth it? Is not doing certain segments like jattan, mirza, luddi, etc in place of adding in a gimmicky aspect to a different one worth it?

I dont know what I am exactly asking here sort of thinking out loud but lemme know if anyone has similar/conflicting thoughts :)

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if anyone has a video of us from bayside, please send it to jindals08@students.ecu.edu so we can post up the best view we can find


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Videos and Performances / Khirre Phul Gulab De @ Virsa Punjab Da
« on: March 14, 2011, 03:29:59 PM »



I will be posting a better video of our UBC performance soon once I have better internet connection and can upload it, but this is our performance from VPD this year.

Thanks to the Girik and the FCB boys Sid, Ram, and Sumir, for pulling through nicely for a couple hours of practice. Thanks Jasmeet to tying our paggan here and at UBC, you did amazing, and we owe you.

Jodis

Blue - Nikhil/Romeen
Green - Asvhin/Sumir
Purple - Sid/Ram
Yellow - Jordan/Girik
Red - Justin/Jose
Pink - Kanwar/Sumeet

Dholi - G2
DJ - AKT Productions



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Videos and Performances / Elite 8 - PANJ Spotlight
« on: February 11, 2011, 09:59:37 PM »
PANJ Elite 8- Spotlight!!

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Videos and Performances / KPGD @ VPD Video Request
« on: February 06, 2011, 04:20:37 PM »
Can whoever made a video of us please not post it till after UBC, and PM me so I can find a way for you to send it to me?

VPD was a great weekend and congrats to all the placing teams!

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Videos and Performances / song request: sgpd masti 09/elite 8
« on: January 23, 2011, 10:22:50 PM »
does anyone have the song that starts with heyck and goes meraaaa punjaaaabbb that sgpd used before their mela at masti 09 and before sher punjabi and their mela at elite 8?

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Videos and Performances / munda patke kabootar varga song request
« on: December 10, 2010, 06:10:19 PM »
looking for this boli please :) i have the pappi gill live recording that has it, but i know theres a recorded song version somewhereee

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i was wondering if anyone remembers or if someone from nypd could post their second shikke song? :)

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Main Bhangra Discussion / Khirre Phul Gulab De @ BBC Video Request!
« on: November 14, 2010, 10:03:45 PM »
If anyone recorded us please let me know, they made us shut off whoever was trying to record our video's camera haha :)

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Videos and Performances / KPGD Video Request
« on: October 12, 2010, 11:02:25 AM »
If anyone has a video of our performance, please let me know!

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