Over the past year, there have been numerous international tours featuring famous artists from the Punjabi entertainment industry. The latest offering, Folk2Funky, featuring Jazzy B, Kaur B, and Prabh Gill has audiences enthralled all over the USA. Uber Punjabi had the opportunity to cover ikPunjabi’s 7th Annual Punjabi Mela in Virginia, USA.
ikPunjabi was founded in 2010 with the purpose of promoting the Punjabi community and helping our younger generation getting connected to their roots. Last year, the Desi Rockstars Reloaded tour featured at the ikPunjabi Annual Free Punjabi Mela. This year over 9,000 people were in attendance. Throughout the day, local performances and bhangra competitions took the stage and in the evening was kicked off by Prabh Gill singing his popular tracks in traditional attire.
Prabh Gill was followed by the Crown Prince of Bhangra, Jazzy B. Sporting a pink polka dot blazer, Jazzy B made the audience dance to his tunes which included his latest track Londono Patola Reloaded and the Yo Yo Honey Singh collaboration, This Party Gettin Hot.
Prabh Gill and Jazzy B put on a great show, but the show stealer of the night was the latest sensation, Kaur B. Performing to her hit tracks including Phulkari and Just Desi. She ended her solo performance with a medley featuring her hit song Paranda.
Jazzy B returned in traditional folk attire to join Kaur B in singing their hit songs Shikaar and Mitran De Boot in the show’s Grand Finale. Prabh Gill also took the stage with them to wrap up the event. ikPunjabi, which hosts two major events a year (the second one being the ladies only Mela Punjabana Da) is a key player in bringing the Punjabi community together in the Washington DC Metro area. This is another feather in their cap!
Photo Credit: Candy Photos / ikPunjabi