British-born and New York-bred DJ Rekha is a true legend, and often seen as a leader in South Asian music. DJ Rekha did, after all, bring the upbeat style of bhangra music to the US masses, making bhangra essential to New York’s club scene. In 2007, after 10 years as an active DJ in New York, Rekha released her first album DJ Rekha Presents Basement Bhangra, which blends hip-hop and bhangra genres. “Basement Bhangra” also became the name of her famous monthly event that falls on the first Thursday of every month, encompassing bhangra, hip-hop, dancehall, electronic and Bollywood music.
Thu., Aug. 7, 7 p.m., 2014