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Diasporizing Punjab, Disorienting Bhangra

Posted in Diaspora, Film, Music by harjant on April 23, 2010

Diasporizing Punjab, Disorienting Bhangra

From May 5 to 8, VIBC, UBC and UFV present Diasporizing Punjab, Disorienting Bhangra, a joint conference bringing together academics and performers from around the world to talk about Punjabi pop culture, history and of course, Bhangra. The conference is part of the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC) Society’s 6th Annual City of Bhangra Festival, presented by Rogers from April 29 to May 8, 2010.

Two evenings of public paper presentations, themed Diasporizing Punjab, are scheduled for May 5 & 6 at UFV. On Wednesday May 5, Satwinder Kaur Bains (University of the Fraser Valley), Verne Dusenbery (Hamline University), and Margaret Walton-Roberts (Wilfrid Laurier University) will present. On Thursday May 6, Inderpal Grewal (Yale University), Doris Jakobsh (University of Waterloo), and Michael Nijhawan (York University) will present. Further public paper presentations, themed Disorienting Bhangra, are to be held at the University of British Columbia on May 7 & 8, where speakers include Rajinder Dudrah (University of Manchester), Harjant Gill (American University), Nicola Mooney (University of the Fraser Valley), Anjali Gera Roy (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur), Gibb Schreffler (University of California at Santa Barbara). There will also be an undergraduate student roundtable, and a panel of graduate student papers, where speakers include Manjot Bains (York University), Naveen Girn (York University), and Ashveer Pal Singh (University of California at Berkeley).

More Information: http://www.ufv.ca/CICS/Events/DPDB.htm

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