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Bhangra, CJM, and Crooked Jades

Spark goes inside the world of bhangra, a traditional Indian dance that's been revitalized by a generation of young Indian-Americans. Teams of bhangra lovers merge time-honored moves with hip-hop beats, and travel around the country to battle it out at heated competitions.

Then, visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum, dedicated to exploring Jewish art and culture, for an exhibition that asks artists from various backgrounds to make objects inspired by the ceremonial Passover seder plate.

Next, the music of The Crooked Jades harkens back to an old time musical era infused with a decidedly modern attitude.

[Original air date: Wed, Apr 08, 2009]

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Featured Profiles:

Dhol Di Awaz

Go behind the scenes of Dhol Di Awaz, an annual bhangra competition.

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Check out the Contemporary Jewish Museum and their invitational exhibition showcasing artists' interpretations of the seder plate.

The Crooked Jades

Meet The Crooked Jades, who are part of a new generation of old time music.

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Please note that not all of the Spark video segments are included on this playlist. We are adding more weekly, but many more are available individually on corresponding artist profile pages. To find more videos, search the Artist Profiles directory.

Acknowledgments

Major funding for Spark is provided by by Diane B. Wilsey. Additional funding is provided by the George Frederick Jewett Foundation, Helen Sarah Steyer, and Gretchen Kimball.

Spark is a production of KQED.

Spark airs on KQED 9 on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Repeat broadcasts can be seen throughout the week on KQED.

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