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Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Folk Bhangra Videos
« on: October 28, 2014, 10:14:18 AM »
le sigh

nachdi jawani is the best dance academy in north america.

Their senior live team is the best, and the fact that they have a younger team like this is really scary.  Imagine how these guys will be in 2-3 years!  Very good.

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Most Underrated team performances !!!???
« on: October 21, 2014, 12:27:15 PM »
every joshiley jawan set ever is underrated...

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Folk Comps
« on: October 18, 2014, 12:01:35 PM »
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  ;D

Main Bhangra Discussion / WBBC 2014 Mixer Games
« on: July 13, 2014, 11:44:47 AM »
Enjoy, a little midsummer treat!

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Who's your Elite 8 Today?
« on: June 06, 2014, 08:57:05 AM »
Sher Foundation
Khalsa Junction
Lethal Bhangra Crew
The Bhangra Team
Phulorida Bhangra
Cornell Bhangra
Duniya All Stars

I really wonder what the point of this was.  Lol @sue

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: TAG Stop-Motion Animation Video
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:25:36 AM »
lmao dildobagh nagi

We actually call him dildo nazi

Most of the above definitions are inaccurate and/or wrong.  Shouldn't there be some process for verifying these definitions by experts?

Did ABC START this trend?  Debatable.

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.



Great job SMD. This is some realness right here. Respect.

also, song selection was the best of the night by far...

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.

one of the best of the season.  Raju johal, i see you :)

Great job to a legendary team.  Thought moday were inconsistent on jugni though...

we took a team vote and decided to go with naan and not rice

You mad the right choice.  #teamnaan

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: WBBC 2014 Thanks you and Feedback
« on: March 29, 2014, 10:44:11 AM »
Thank you anik for the thorough post-competition analysis.  Best review of all time. 

And thank you to everyone else for the feedback.  We will compile a list of comments and review them periodically until the day of #wbbc2015, and hope to have all this fixed.

This thread is bullshit

ohhhh yesssssss

Folk snobs bore me, yawwwwwwwn.

If you want folk bhangra, go to live.  Everything else is bullshit. 

It's 2014 not 2008, move forward or risk being trapped in your nostalgia.  Enjoy those fuzzy youtube videos.

There are two flows:

1. Set flow
2. Dancing flow

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).

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