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Queens Live! Concert Series featuring DJ REKHA presented by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards
September 23, 2022, at 6:00 pmFree
Queens Borough President Donovan Richards presents a FREE outdoor concert featuring DJ Rekha, who the New York Times called “Ambassador of Bhangra” in the heart of Jackson Heights at Travers Park. No RSVP needed. Just show up!
DJ Rekha, née Rekha Malhotra, pioneered the merging of Bhangra and Bollywood sounds with contemporary electronic dance music. Rooted in hip-hop and dub their DJ sets range from Brazilian Baile Funk to Balkan Beats and everything in between.
They founded Basement Bhangra, one of NYC’s longest-running club nights (1997-2017). Their debut album “DJ Rekha presents Basement Bhangra” (featuring a track with Wyclef Jean) won much critical acclaim and was nominated for best DJ album by the 2008 Plug Awards. They are 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 as well as “one of the most influential South Asians in the United States” by Newsweek.
This FREE event is produced by Borough President Donovan Richard’s Office, in partnership with NYC Parks and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts.