Bhangra Performed During NBA Game in Los Angeles (Video)


A Bhangra group entertained massive audience at an Area in Los Angeles. The basketball game drew over 30,000 people with and people had an opportunity see witness a Punjabi dance. The performance of Bhangra during half time shows of basketball games having been growing every season. Earlier in the year, Bhangra Empire performed for the Golden State Warriors and now a Bhangra group has performed for the Los Angeles Clippers.

In the 1950s, a new folk dance, representative of the state of Punjab and composed of glimpses of men’s Punjabi dance styles, was created and eventually received the title of bhangra. In 1954. first time bhangra was performed on stage. First developed in India and attaining a rather standardized form by the 1980s, the folkloric bhangra was exported to other countries by Punjabi emigrants. By the 1990s, a still newer style of dance called bhangra was being staged in the Punjabi Diaspora, often characterized by a fusion with Western dance styles and the use of prerecorded audio mixes. Aside from these specific dance genres, Punjabi dancing in general, especially when done to popular bhangra music, is often casually called “bhangra


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