The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, MN
The Cedar and Ragamala are excited to collaborate to bring New York–based DJ Rekha (“The Ambassador of Bhangra” — The New York Times) to the Twin Cities for the second time, following last year's success! Credited with pioneering Bhangra music in North America, Newsweek recognized her as one of the most influential South Asians in the US, and she has received accolades from The New York Times, CNN, The Fader,The Village Voice, and The Washington Post, among others. Join DJ Rekha and Ragamala for the dance party of the summer!
DJ Rekha pioneered merging Bhangra and Bollywood sounds with contemporary electronic dance music. DJ Rekha is a producer, curator and educator based in New York City. She is the founder of Basement Bhangra™, Bollywood Disco and co‐founder of Mutiny Club nights. She was named "Ambassador of Bhangra" by the New York Times. Rekha was the sound designer for the TONY award‐winning Broadway Show, "Bridge and Tunnel”, and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work on the play "Rafta Rafta" and was the associate producer for the NPR Radio Documentary, "A Feet in Two Worlds." She has done remixes for artists that range from Meredith Monk to Priyanka Chopra. Her debut album DJ Rekhapresents Basement Bhangra was released on E1 Music. Rekha has received numerous community awards and in 2009, was inducted into the New York City's Peoples’ Hall of Fame. She has curated events for Celebrate Brooklyn, Central Park Summerstage and has performed at the White House and internationally. She has taught courses on music history, business, and pop culture at New York University. You can see her live the first Thursdays at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City and hear her weekly podcast Bhangra and Beyond on www.breakthruradio.com