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Cultural Mashups: Bhangra, Bollywood + Beyond

This exhibition uses DJ and VJ artistry to explore Indian music and culture.

Cultural Mashups: Bhangra, Bollywood +Beyond is an interactive, multi-media experience in Surrey Art Gallery’s TechLab designed to stimulate the senses. This exhibition is inspired, in part, by the evolution of Bhangra music and dance from its folk roots to hip hop, paired with the increasing importance of Bollywood films and the presence of its movie stars within western media. It responds to the significance of India’s contributions to the development of technology, and the changing character of club culture with the globalization and digitization of both traditional and popular music.

Using the strategies of DJ and VJ artistry, combined with viewer-activated technology, this edgy mashup will “show and tell” as you dance.

Cultural Mashups features sound by Beats without Borders, visuals by Suez, and more by project team members: Tarun Nayar, Lady Ra, Suez, Leonard Paul and Niranjan Rajah.

Read the exhibition brochure.

Image credit: Visitors enjoying the exhibit Cultural Mashups: Bhangra, Bollywood +Beyond at Surrey Art Gallery.