Artist Spotlight: DJ Rekha

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Ashwini Ramaswamy: 
“I am a longtime company dancer with Bharatanatyam troupe Ragamala Dance Company, and I have to tell you about phenomenal artist Rekha Malhotra, aka DJ Rekha. We first met DJ Rekha in the summer of 2014, when both she and Ragamala were artists-in-residence at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard, MA.
Ragamala hails from a classical Indian dance background, and DJ Rekha works with forms of Indian folk and popular music (Bhangra and Bollywood), which she merges with contemporary electronic dance music, hip-hop, dub, and much more. We are extremely different kinds of artists, but share a connection as pioneers in South Asian-American performing arts who examine cultural hybridity in the Indian-American experience.
That week in 2014, all the Ragamala dancers attended a DJ Rekha show, and it was a dance party like none I had experienced- people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels couldn’t help but move to her infectious, genre-busting set. We knew right away that we had to bring her to Minneapolis. After a packed show at The Cedar last year, we welcome DJ Rekha (and her fantastic opener, local artist DJ Chamun) back for the second time – she will surely bring the house down like she always does!

Join us this Friday, July 29, for a show like no other!”

DJ Rekha with DJ Chamun
Friday, July 29, 8:00pm
Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door
$50 patron tickets available ($30 is a tax-deductible donation to Ragamala)