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Kingston’s Bhangra team enter UK’s biggest bhangra contest

By River Reporter Nov 22, 2012

Kiran Dhiman

Kingston University’s Bhangra team wowed judges for a fifth time and danced their way into the UK’s biggest Bhangra contest, held in 2013.

The KU Bhangra team who competed the last four years at The Bhangra Showdown (TBS) are going to battle against eight universities at Hammersmith Apollo in front of thousands of people.

“It is a great privilege for Kingston to be entered into TBS for the fifth consecutive year,” said Randeep Singh, captain of KU’s Bhangra team.

Mr Singh has been at the forefront of the Bhangra team since the society was set up four years ago and has seen the team grow and improve.

The MA Architecture student, who helps choreograph the highly energetic Punjabi dance, explained that the audition process is extremely rigorous.

“Weeks before the contest, we practice nearly every day and the atmosphere becomes very family-like.”

KU’s Bhangra team always look to fuse the western and eastern world in their performances.

“TBS has become an entertaining platform. We always aim to make our shows as exciting as possible,” said Mr Singh.

Money raised will go to UK National Kidney Federation, SOS Children’s Villages, and Sankara Eye Foundation

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