Basement Bhangra Redux

March 10, 2021

Friday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. EST

This event is part of the ongoing Critical Moves: Performance in Theory Movement series co-organized by Prof. Balance and Prof. Karen Jaime and co-sponsored by Cornell Asian American Studies Program (AASP), Latina/o Studies Program (LSP), and the Department of Performing and Media Arts. Basement Bhangra Redux is also co-sponsored by the South Asia Program (SAP) at Cornell.

DJ Rekha/Rekha Malhotra is a DJ, producer, curator, and educator. They have been credited with pioneering Bhangra music in North America via Basement Bhangra club night (1997–2017). They are a proud resident of Jackson Heights, Queens. Rekha was the sound designer for the TONY award-winning Broadway show Bridge and Tunnel and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for their work on the play Rafta Rafta. Rekha has done remixes for artists that range from Meredith Monk to Major Lazer, and has performed at the Obama White House and internationally. They are on the board of Queens-based Chhaya Community Development Corp., serving to economically empower New Yorkers of South Asian origin. They have produced events for Central Park SummerStage and the South Asian Block Party for the Biden Harris Campaign. They have a BA in Urban Studies from Queens College, a Master's in Comparative Media Studies from MIT, and produce the weekly podcast Bhangra and Beyond.

Dial-In Information

"Basement Bhangra Redux” will take place on Zoom and registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/34dhnjd7.

Rekha Malhotra with city skyline in background