Non Stop Bhangra

Non Stop Bhangra

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We are a live group formed from one of San Francisco's most talked about monthly events. A cutting edge DJ joined forces with Bhangra dancers, Drummers and MC's to bridge the gap of Bhangra, Reggae, and Hip Hop. Dance performances, visuals and MC's ride on top of the most exhilarating dance music!

Biography

Celebrating the North Indian sound of Bhangra, Non-Stop Bhangra (NSB) is so much more than just the typical club night! NSB is a community that breaks cultural and religious boundaries by bringing together people from all walks of life to share our oneness through the gifts of music and dance. NSB is a low-key, fun, energetic, and vibrant experience that combines dj's, dance lessons & performances, live dhol(drum) & tabla players, mc's, visuals, and live painting all dedicated to sharing the spirit of bhangra and keeping the vibe focused on making you dance nonstop.

Non-Stop Bhangra was born in 2004 when Dj Jimmy Love and Dholrhythms founders Vicki Virk and Suman Raj teamed up to provide a dance night for students of Dholrhythms Bhangra classes. The First NSB was hosted to celebrate the one year anniversary of Dholrhythms. With an already dedicated interest for Bhangra, the night went from zero to sixty, and a grass roots word of mouth movement began culminating in a phenomenal monthly which has become a popular staple of San Francisco culture. NSB is a huge destination creating sold out nights and write-ups in all the local papers as one of the best dance floor nights in San Francisco and the trend of people seeking out this new music continues to grow.

If you were looking for a rough guide to Bhangra, all elements are represented in this collective effort. NSB has blazed a trail by presenting Punjabi folk music in a fresh and accessible way, which leaves no one out. The roots of this traditional harvest dance and music hold firm while familiar elements of Hip Hop, Reggae and House music work into the mix. Resident Dj Jimmy Love controls the decks by cutting up songs on the fly mixing traditional bhangra tracks as well as remixes, all fused with live Dhol drums & scratching, alongside wicked Mc's. The infectious energy is led by the beautiful ladies of Dholrhythms Dance Troupe who provide dance lessons & featured performances filled with colorful outfits and smiles that spin your eyes dizzy and compel you to join in the vibe. Visual Dj's cut up videos, while live painter, Marcus Murray creates a new piece of art for each event.

In 2007 Non Stop Bhangra decided to grow on it's fame in the bay area, and added live vocals and drums to complete the live set. Over the last two years they have played to thousands of people, opening for the likes of Anoushka Shankar, Michael Franit, and Ziggy Marley and along side groups such as the B-Side Players. This is one live act outside of the box, as the groups make up allows for remixes live to fully live sets intertwined with dancers. There is so much eye candy and energy, they have embraced the next step with ease.

Discography

No releases at this time, working on an EP.

Set List

Typical Set: 30 min - 1 hour
Rotation of up to 15 different songs/instrumentals which are a mixture of remixes and self productions.
We are able to tailor our sets based on any event format.