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Which team has the most break off/splinter/spin off teams?
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« on: June 22, 2016, 04:54:34 PM »
excellent job gary!
Videos and Performances / Re: SMD SEASON VIDS: 1st place DOB, 1st place CSUN, 3rd place Burgh, Bruin« on: June 16, 2016, 02:19:34 PM »
« on: March 20, 2016, 10:39:55 PM »
This is the best form and style of live Bhangra. All the stuff that has come out in the last 5-8 years is not folk enough. This is Punjab, this is what Bhangra is all about. The idea of getting MADDDD LOW on jugni is not folk, it's not correct. Watch the jugni in this set, the Mirza the phumania, that's the 70s-90s style. The best style.
The formations were perfect. That's why this set is amazing. There are 2-3 main formations in folk Punjabi dancing, lines, circles and V's. This is the essensce, dancing for a crowd or dancing for each other. All these formations live teams do are silly and not the correct way to showcase Punjabi folk dances.
As someone who has danced on a team and also run a competition, everyone just needs to take a step back.
Gary has organized a great competition for 3 years in a row, and it has grown each time. MCB has a simple theme, being folk. MCB has been consistently working hard to keep the traditional aspects of modern bhangra at the forefront. I'm sure there are tons of issues everyone has with him, but still, it's not easy. With DDA, Fusion and other folk comps disappearing, everyone needs to understand how important MCB is. It gives a real outlet to a huge segment of our circuit. I love that the show is only in punjabi. You want english, go to wbbc or elite 8, lol.
He and his team worked really hard, and dancers should understand he's not perfect, no one is.
No need to bash MCB and Gary over and over.
You all do realize that someone posts on this topic every season, and every season nothing changes. This is 3 straight seasons now.
North American Bhangra is dead.
UK and AUS are ALIVE.
This is just how it all ended up.
I'd love it if BTF could begin a thread regarding the visual history of bhangra in the diaspora.
As bhangra gained a foot hold in Canada and the UK in the 70's and 80's it evolved, and continues to do so with the rise of bhangra circuits in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore (yes, there are teams in Singapore, and yes WBBC has reached out to teams in random places, and will continue to do so). From the floppy turlas and awkward chaadars, to today's romesh inspired masterpieces, there is a great story to be told re: bhangra as it exists in the diaspora.
Nachda Sansaar is too nasty...they could beat any team in the world
This is arguably the best set of the season in my opinion...
The shift has been made, get used to it ya'll.
It's close right now, but by next season, it won't be.
--USA is boring. All teams do is the same shit at every competition (especially the co-ed teams, please stop with the same boring routines, please). All the good guys teams from the USA are retired/compete once in a blue. (BK, AEG, JJ, three best)
--Canada used to be the best, but their best teams compete once in a blue moon, so can't say much about them like we used to.
--UK has like 5 AMAZING teams who in my opinion can beat anyone if they set their minds to it.
--Australia needs 2 years.
« on: April 01, 2015, 09:47:08 PM »
Yankee, you got a t shirt because you're a true OG.
Sorry for no cricket, mere naal vi dhoka hoya paaji, sorry.