Melbourne, Australia | 28 June 2015 | Asia Samachar
Ten teams have been selected for an alcohol-free Australian bhangra championship in Melbourne in September 2015.
Now in its third year, Bhangra Down Under started in 2013 with five teams performing.
“Bhangra Down Under is learning and growing each year. This year we had interest from 15 Bhangra teams from all over Australia and have selected 10 teams to participate. We are so proud that Bhangra is growing withing Australia,” an official of the event told Asia Samachar in an email.
Artists Malkit Singh and L-Fresh The Lion will make an appearance at the event at Palais Theatre on 26 Sept.
At this juncture, there are no teams from outside Australia.
“I think it will be a great to have International teams participating, but we have experienced that travelling cost can be an issue for a lot of bhangra teams.
“Even this year an All girls team from Perth pulled out as travelling cost was too much. It will be great if local businesses can sponsor their local teams and this will obviously increase participation,” the official said in the same email.
Among the teams competing are OMG Bhangra – ‘Official Mutiyaar’ Girl’s Bhangra, Ministry of Bhangra (MOB), Ministry of Bhangra (MOB), Canberra Bhangra Jammers (CBJ), DTB – Down To Bhangra and Nachdi Shaan.
Nachdi Shaan, which debuted in 2014, describes itself as a Sydney-based all girls competitive bhangra crew that with a mission to inject a ‘new edge to the bhangra scene’.
The event poster states that it is a ‘non alcoholic family event’.
“Bhangra Down Under main event is a complete family event, with Bhangra teams we also have kids performances and thus we do not allow alcohol. We want our audience to come and enjoy the show with whole family,” said the official.
The event is organised by Knigh Enterprise.
Event website: http://www.bhangradownunder.com.au/
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