East Side Alliance (ESA) @ Worlds Best Bhangra Crew 2014 (GTVHD)

Gabroo Tv

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This is the East Side Alliance representing the entire East Coast Bhangra circuit, performing at Worlds Best Bhangra Crew 2014. They competed in a matchup against the West Side Alliance. The East Side Alliance won this matchup.


Worlds Best Bhangra Crew 2014 was held at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway New Jersey on March 22, 2014. For more information about this competition, please visit http://worldsbestbhangracrew.com


East Side Alliance @ Worlds Best Bhangra Crew 2014


A huge Thank You to Ash (from AEG) and Jessie (who drove out from Philly) for operating additional camera's this weekend for me. They're the ones who deserve the credit for the pre and post performance clips you're seeing. They were by my side the entire weekend and without their help, all this additional footage would not have been possible. Love you guys!



Dancers:
Girls Blue Jodi:
Rashi Kabra - UNC Elite, North Carolina
Shama Barot - PDAP, Florida
Jaskirn Dosanjh - AVA/TAG, Canada
Vineeta Malhotra - CMU Bhangra, Pittsburgh

Girls Yellow Jodi:
Pamela Singh - GMU, Virginia
Sonia Singh - MOB, Chicago
Sabina Kaur - VCU, Virginia
Neha Singh - DCBC, DC/VA

Girls Red Jodi:
Navi Sandhu - SMD, New York
Reeda Saleem - SMD, New York
Aditi Nim - SMD, New York
Gagan Grewal - AVA, Canada

Guys Blue Jodi:
Rahul Singh - SGPD, Canada [Jhummar]
Kuntal Shah - UNC Elite, North Carolina [Jhummar]
Gursimran Singh - Furteelay Shokeen, Michigan
Joe Campanella - AEG, New York

Guys Yellow Jodi:
Sheel Mehta - VCU, Virginia [Jhummar]
Cherag Selhi - FAUJ, Boston [Jhummar]
Marshal Singh - VCU, Virginia
Eeshan Ahuja - MOB, Chicago

Guys Red Jodi:
Kenny Abbasi - PDAP, Florida [Jhummar]
Swi Raparla - FCB, Pittsburgh [Jhummar]
Niraj Thaker - PDAP, Florida
Karan Sagoo - SGPD, Canada

Auntie Gimmick:
Kalpna Kabra - Rashi Kabra's Mother

Band:
Dholi: Amar Singh - Toronto

Songs:
Sahnewal Chowk - Kaka Bhaniawala
Tu Nachdi - Ranjit Rana
Heer Da Roop - Folk Soundz
Kharku - Diljit Dosanjh
Morni - Nishawn Bhullar
Noorie - Bally Sagoo
Nachna Aunda Nehi - Kaka Bhaniawala
Skinhead - Kanye West
Bathinda Beats - Miss Pooja
Judai - Diljit Dosanjh
Aaja Hun - Highflyers ft. Jaswant Heera
Das Ja - Lehmber Hussainpuri
Boli Pani - DJ Sanj
 

Prabhzy

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Girls killed it with their performance, however all of them were not at the same energy levels, dipping here and there but overall very good. Guys smashed it at the end very good synchro.


P.S- i might be a bit confused, but how did they manage to get an alliance together with all the teams on East Coast, someone is from florida and someone is from Chicago?? Logistics and travel must be hell of a pain in the a**? Sorry if i asked an obvious question, In the UK its difficult due to this problem lol
 

The Honest Truth

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Prabhzy said:
P.S- i might be a bit confused, but how did they manage to get an alliance together with all the teams on East Coast, someone is from florida and someone is from Chicago?? Logistics and travel must be hell of a pain in the a**? Sorry if i asked an obvious question, In the UK its difficult due to this problem lol
Where there's a will, there's a way.
 

rajiv0224

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The ending was nasty! (Both the dancers and the sampling in the mix). Great work, can't imagine how difficult it must be to coordinate a performance like this with people in so many places geographically.
 

Prabhzy

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The Honest Truth said:
Prabhzy said:
P.S- i might be a bit confused, but how did they manage to get an alliance together with all the teams on East Coast, someone is from florida and someone is from Chicago?? Logistics and travel must be hell of a pain in the a**? Sorry if i asked an obvious question, In the UK its difficult due to this problem lol
Where there's a will, there's a way.

lol i want to know the way :p
 

jfried

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Prabhzy said:
The Honest Truth said:
Prabhzy said:
P.S- i might be a bit confused, but how did they manage to get an alliance together with all the teams on East Coast, someone is from florida and someone is from Chicago?? Logistics and travel must be hell of a pain in the a**? Sorry if i asked an obvious question, In the UK its difficult due to this problem lol
Where there's a will, there's a way.

lol i want to know the way :p
Planes and youtube, lol. Especially challenging now that Navi's in Chicago too, and now that Swi is in SAN DIEGO.
 

Sid

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Hell of a performance. Super hype all the way through. There were so many talented dancers on this stage I had no idea who to watch. This made the whole set so enjoyable because I was looking at everyone and actually appreciating all the formations, jodi interaction, etc.

I always get a good laugh when I hear a DJ tag at the start of a mix before the beat drop. GSimz - dope mix though. Loved how you blended the old school tracks with more modern beats. A couple transitions were slightly choppy though.

My thoughts of the whole set - tried to write them chronologically. Not a formal critique fyi:
- I always enjoy when teams do a segment over more than 1 song; I liked that in your saaps.
- Jhummar was very innovative, very smooth, poppy. I thought the choreo flowed pretty well and matched the song. It was good to see that you guys weren't looking at audience as much and just swagging out with your jodis.
- Kanye Black Skinhead segment/sialkoti was super hype. Thought that the expressions didn't entirely match the song. It was still normal smiles all the way through. Maybe could have sold it more?
- The gimmick where each color connected hands with cloth was cool, but I was hoping you would do more with it. Had so much potential, maybe could have milked that some more.
- Jugni was absolute fire. Das Ja - excellent choice. It had been a while since I heard that song.
- Segment transitions were pretty repetitive - after the 3rd or 4th time you transitioned by having everyone down and staggering jodis getting up, it became predictable. They were all quick and clean though, so all good.
- Finale gimmick with guys: obviously super hype, got the crowd pumped. I personally didn't like this as much. Bringing the guys on was great, spiced up the routine for sure. I was just a bit disappointed that you essentially "relinquished" your ending to guys. As a girls team it would have been nice to spread the guys and girls more so that the girls still ended up in front. It was essentially an all guys team for those last ~30 seconds. Hard to argue with that much bhangra talent and experience on the same stage though. Awesome to pull that together.


Lastly, and MOST importantly - Vinee, my homegurl. You absolutely KILLED it. You've definitely come into your own even more since last year. Nakhra on point (as Diljit says - nakhra hain swag ;) ). Gotta give my ex captain a shoutout <3
 
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