Donate
Spark

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]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



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.

Also on KQED.org this week ...

POV: When I Walk
Disability Culture Month

Each October, KQED hosts a Celebration of Disability Culture, airing special programs that explore the complex web of experiences and issues faced by people with disabilities.

voting booths
California Election Watch 2014: The Voter Guide

Don't have time to sort out all the statewide propositions and races for the upcoming November 5 election? Get help from KQED's Voter Guide!

Sponsored by