She’s the bonafide Queen of Bhangra in the US, carving out an empire in New York’s underground music scene for the past 15 years. And this June, she’s bringing her reign to Vancouver. 

Jugni Style is thrilled to sponsor Basement Bhangra presented by VIBC, starring New York’s DJ Rekha, on Friday June 8 at the W2 Media Cafe at Vancouver’s Woodward’s Building.

DJ Rekha

DJ, producer, activist and writer, DJ Rekha founded the infamous “Basement Bhangra” nights 15 years ago, when she began spinning Bhangra tunes for the New York massive. DJ Rekha and Basement Bhangra are internationally recognized for the critical role they played in globalizing Bhangra and Indian music.

Basement Bhangra @ VIBC’s HSBC City of Bhangra Festival

DJ Rekha marks her 15th anniversary this year, and will be celebrating in Vancouver with a night of fantastic music and dance at Basement Bhangra in Woodward’s W2 Media Cafe.  Originally a department store, the restored Woodward’s building is one of the most dynamic arts, culture and activist spaces in the Vancouver, and home to the multi-level W2 Media Cafe.

Join Jugni Style on June 8 at the W2 Media Cafe for a night of ol’ skool and new skool Bhangra tracks, by the groundbreaking, uber talented, DJ Rekha. She’s played for the President of the United States!


Basement Bhangra at VIBC’s HSBC City of Bhangra Festival, Friday June 8 at 9:00 p.m. | W2 Media Cafe, Woodward’s Building, 111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver | Tickets $15 at
VIBC’s HSBC City of Bhangra Festival Picks


VIBC’s HSBC City of Bhangra festival starts May 31, and here are a few of our must-see events:

Bhangra on Main on June 5

Lunchtime Concerts on June 4

Ambassadors of Bhangra on June 9

Checkout more VIBC’s HSBC City of Bhangra festival events here.