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Bhangra at Bryant Park: Hundreds dance to the tune of Rhythm Tolee

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Courtesy of Angelito Jusay

The free event was part of the Dance Party series.

On May 9, the historic Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan was turned into a massive outdoor bhangra studio, with hundreds first learning the free-spirited dance form and then dancing to the tune of bhangra music performed by New York-based Punjabi band Rhythm Tolee.

The event was part of the Dance Party series, which celebrates some of the most popular music and dance genres.

The Dance Party event features an hour of training by expert instructors, followed by 90 minutes of dance with live music performed by New York-based bands.

The Bhangra Masala Dance Company taught the attendees basic bhangra skills, before everyone started dancing to the tunes of Rhythm Tolee.

According to the organizers, the event was the largest “free public Indian-themed dance event of the summer” in New York City.

The Bryant Park, one of the busiest public spaces in the world, is visited by more than six million people each year.

The grand finale of the series is on June 8, featuring Cha Cha, Boogaloo and Salsa dancing.

Here are some photos of the Bhangra Dance Party, captured by Angelito Jusay.


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