Featured every month in San Francisco, Non Stop Bhangra is a legendary monthly that just celebrated 7 years in 2011. Imagine a scene from a Bollywood movie smack in the middle of a thumping nightclub---the swirling colors, the rhythm of pounding feet, a...
Featured every month in San Francisco, Non Stop Bhangra is a legendary monthly that just celebrated 7 years in 2011. Imagine a scene from a Bollywood movie smack in the middle of a thumping nightclub---the swirling colors, the rhythm of pounding feet, and the relentless energy of brilliant beats-that's Non Stop Bhangra.
Highlighting the ancestral roots of Punjabi dance while pushing boundaries with contemporary influences, Non Stop Bhangra is a genre-busting elixir of North Indian Bhangra music and dance, mixed with hip-hop, reggae, and electronica. An ever-evolving collective of dancers, DJs, drummers, vocalists, and musicians, Non Stop Bhangra is a non-stop party. Featuring dance lesson and performances with the vibrant dancers of Dholrhythms Dance Company led by Vicki Virk and Suman Raj, and music by DJ Jimmy Love, the group has won over legions of fans with its monthly events in San Francisco. Dholrhythms Dance Company also promotes the artistic and cultural heritage of India with classes and workshops, providing a unique platform for people of diverse backgrounds to come together and dance in a positive environment.
Non Stop Bhangra was founded in 2004 when DJ Jimmy Love teamed up with Dholrhythms founders Vicki Virk & Suman Raj, with the goal of bringing Bhangra to a wider audience. The first Non Stop Bhangra night was hosted to celebrate the one year anniversary of Dholrhythms Dance Company by providing a dance space for students of Dholrhythms Bhangra Classes. Since then, Non Stop Bhangra has made this traditional style a serious dance floor craze in San Francisco, drawing Bay Area's most diverse crowds to join in the frenzy. NSB is a destination creating sold out nights and write-ups as one of the best dance floor nights in San Francisco.
In addition to the monthly event, Non Stop Bhangra continues to raise awareness and share this beautiful energy with the masses by performing all over. The group has performed at some of the largest stages on the West Coast including San Francisco's renowned Stern Grove Festival, Michael Franti's Power to the Peaceful in Golden Gate Park, New Mexico's ¡Globalquerque!, Grand Performances in Los Angeles, Pasadena's Levitt Pavilion, and Canada's Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival.