On Thursday July 21, Mandeep Sethi had his debut New York City performance as a part of DJ Rekha’s Basement Bhangra Summer Series. Basement Bhangra is generally the first thursday of the month, however, this summer DJ Rekha is having a Summer Series in which she has musical guests perform. Launched in 1997, Basement Bhangra brings together people of all races, making it an international phenomenon.
Mandeep Sethi got the crowd going with his track “Activating Souls.” After a few more tracks mixed in with a few freestyles about Rekha, Basement Bhangra and the city of New York, Sethi brought The Kominas frontman, Basim Usmani, to the stage. Then, Sethi brought up dhol player Sonny Singh. The crowd cheered, sang and danced as the three musicians tore up the stage with their bhangra/hip hop fusion.
Mandeep Sethi and Basim Usmani rocking the stage
Sonny Singh on the dhol
Basement Bhangra will be filled with even more superstars in the month of August when DJ Rekha will be hosting the Malkit Singh after party on August 4th. On August 19th Sikh Knowledge and Humble the Poet will be performing as the last show of the Basement Bhangra Summer Series.
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