For the past 15 years, DJ Rekha’s Basement Bhangra has remained a New York institution, giving Indian music and dance a home in the city’s ever-evolving club and nightlife scene. Tonight, she and fellow resident Ranbir S. kick off their 16th year with a new location, the Village’s Le Poisson Rouge, and performance by Panjabi MC, the British rapper whose Knight Rider–sampling “Mundian to Bach Ke” crossed over to American rap audiences when Jay-Z jumped on a remix. Expect him to mix old hits with tracks from last year’s 56 Districts. With visuals by Fictive and early performances by Mandeep Sethi and Dutty Chutney’s DJ Mandip Kalsi.
Thu., Jan. 3, 7 p.m., 2013