1. Shan e punjab - toronto 2. Virsa 3. Nj 4. Joshiley Jawan 5. Virsa de waris 6. Surrey India Arts Club music squad 7. Surrey Folk Bhangra Club 8. AEG (with their pcs chicago set only) see below http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lpI8WIo8lXs
AEG has been consistently using hip hop in its mixes since 2007-2008. Anyone else have any idea what other teams were using hip hop early on? Not trying to argue, just want to set a marker and give recognition to the team(s) that started it. As I can remember the teams that really made hip hop a staple of their mixes were ABC and AEG starting in like 2007-2008. Who else was there?
Part of bhangra's foundation is based on imagined expertise in the first place. The uncles who fashioned themselves as ustaads/experts in the states didn't really have a clue what they were doing, since a generation or two before them, bhangra didn't exist.
There isn't anything wrong with this if thats your "style" but understand that competing in the music category in todays day and age takes a lot more creatvity and outside of the box thinking.
Not at MCB. At MCB, I am sure the judges thought this was too modern. Judges were super folk (to a fault IMO). Shan-e is a creative team, this was them trying to being a more muted version of themselves, to cater to the folk judges. Turns out, the judges wanted it to be ever more muted. This music category might as well have been judged with the rubric of a live category.
Super Folk teams, go to MCB. Borderline folk/modern teams, don't bother if winning matters to you. Because, you will lose.
Set flow is if your set is balanced and has appropriate build ups and build downs. Dance flow is whether or not your dancing fits together and whether it is made choppy due to stops and starts (caused by gimmicks or otherwise).
That is what the "Folk Dance" of your culture looked like 50 years ago. So which one are you talking about? The one that started like 30- years ago that we see on stages? The one that had very little organized steps and went in circles like in the video? Or dances like jhummar, luddi and sammi which have been around for 100s of years in north India. Because stagi bhangra resembles very little what folk punjabi dances looked like 100 years ago.
Cheating their way around the dance of your folk culture? Please explain which dance and which folk culture you are talking about. Because as far as I am concerned, taking communal folk dances which were danced on specific occaisions in CIRCLES for 100s of years and sticking them on a stage and formally making steps is cheating around the dance of MY FOLK CULTURE.