A blend of Bhangra and Irish culture creates buzz
New Delhi: Recently, a video of Bhangra dancers performing and celebrating two cultures on the occasion of St. Patrick's Day at Castletown House in County Kildare, Ireland went viral.
The three dancers looked stunning in their traditional folk outfit (kurte, chadre, paga turledar and punjabi juti) and are dancing while maintaining proper social distancing.
RTE News shared a tweet with a caption, “A group of Bhangra dancers in Ireland have given the traditional Punjabi dance an Irish twist, to celebrate their two cultures on St Patrick's Day | https://bit.ly/3lpDlfJ.”
Video has been viewed more than six lakhs times and even got appreciation from Irish people. Gurpreet Singh, Charnjit Singh, and Kanwar Singh choreographed the performance beautifully on music by Irish band jiggy and UK-based The Dhol Foundation.
This video set a good example of diversity and love for every culture.
This is a great celebration of cultures, thank you Bhagra dancers!— Paul Grimes (@paulgrimes_) March 17, 2021
This is brilliant, love it! Great celebration of cultures. Happy St. Patrick's Day!— monima (@monimabaruah) March 17, 2021
This makes me so happy! I need to see a Bhangra dancer every day! How about Polka music next? ????— Kristy Pritchard (@KristyPritchar1) March 18, 2021