Monday, 19 December 2016

Everyone Loves Winter in Multicultural Canada

So for the past couple of weeks, all of Canada has either been frozen under a nasty Polar Vortex or else got hit with blizzards and snowstorms. Yes, EVEN Vancouver!

But the Maritime Bhangra Group from Nova Scotia shows us all how to embrace snow and winter JOYFULLY -- in the true Canadian way!



Bhangra is a traditional Punjabi dance style from India. Doesn't it look like FUN? The moves are sort of like a cross between Bollywood and hip hop.

The Maritime Bhangra Group film their dances in many beautiful locations in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia, such as Point Pleasant Park, Citadel Hill and Peggy's Cove. So they're good ambassadors for their home province too. Plus they use their dancing to raise donations for the ALS Society of Canada (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

I just LOVE these guys!

If you want to see more of their videos, click here.

44 comments:

Lynn said...

What happy dancing! I love their spirit - I'll bet they're fun to hang out with. And their dancing is for such a good cause, too.

wenda j said...

That was so damn fantastic. A couple things really stood out for me, the beauty of the dance, the humour,it brought a big grin to my face. But I do wonder, how the hell do they stay upright on that slippery street! Thank you for sharing, it's a Canadian thing, something I am very proud to be.

DEZMOND said...

I do love me some bhangra! I'd love to be a guest at an Indian wedding, without tasting the food, of course.... Did you see the video of that kid that shovels the snow using a hoverboard?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Dezmond -- No, I haven't seen the hoverboard one! And you don't like Indian food? I like it every once in a while, if it's not TOO spicy!

Linda Wildenstein said...

so much energy and fun to watch and listen to as well. Thanks

Mark said...

If they do this to raise money for ALS does that mean this dancing is the new Ice Bucket Challenge? Cos I could get down with that.

Bob Slatten said...

Thanks for the first smile of my day.
That dance would make shoveling snow a lot more fun!

strangelynaked.com said...

That was absolutely delightful! What a way to start the week. AND they're charitable? These dudes are awesome. I love seeing their big grins through their bushy beards.

Susan said...

LOVE IT! You gotta love guys who can wear short sleeves in winter and still keep smiling!

Marie Smith said...

I love these guys. I especially like their dance to traditional music. I want to know the words too.

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Most excellent!! This past weekend at -42 we all danced like that to keep our blood from freezing.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I love this! So much fun. And I love that they're wearing only t-shrits and running shoes outdoors in winter weather. Soooo Canadian :)

lady M said...

Ha - that's one way to have fun shoveling snow!

brewella deville said...

I love everything about this.

e said...

I saw this on the Twitter this weekend and hoped you would post it! Definitely made me smile!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These guys are great! I have done some Indian dancing On Demand as a workout. So much fun. However I must look really silly doing it by myself. I would be a blast to dance in a group. I LOVE the music too.

mistress maddie said...

The snow queen has finally taken her throne her too, as it has finally gotten cold and we were treated to the first ice storm. The dance does look fun, but I'm not about to try it......unless you want a good laugh.

Fundy Blue said...

I love this group, Debra! And I shared this video on Facebook, because this is exactly how I feel today! I've seen their video from Peggy's Cove, and I'm definitely going to look at more of theirs. Have a great day!

Janie Junebug said...

I love the video. All I want for Christmas is to be Canadian.

Love,
Janie

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Janie -- Ha ha, you can be an honorary Canadian, Janie! Just start saying "eh" a lot when you talk.

Rosemary said...

That is great and what fun - I particularly appreciate that they are raising money for ALS. My niece living in Canada has ALS and has been in a Toronto hospital ever since 2011.

Leeanna Henderson said...

I love the music. It's great to work out to with that dance style. Burn lots of fat.

Insomniac's Attic said...

I watched them all, but this one is definitely my fave! So awesome - such a happy group of guys. <3

Magic Love Crow said...

This is brilliant!! Thanks for the smile Debra! What a great bunch of guys! I love the dancing and the music!
I just now am catching up in blog land, after all the snow shovelling I've been doing! There is a calm now! I think thursday is the next storm here! I've been having a good work out everyday! No gym needed! LOL!

Jono said...

That looks like so much fun! The more I see of the cultures of that region of the world the more I like them. It's hard not to smile.

Willym said...

I've turned off the news and redirected my attention to these guys as a reminder that there is good and fun in the world. Many thanks Madam.

Adam said...

Looks pretty Sikh.

I know it's pronounced different, but I just love this pun for some reason.

bj said...

Well....aren't they just the cutest ! Some of the hottest food I;ve ever eaten was in an Indian Restaurant...omg...1 bite and I couldn't eat any more..set me ON FIRE...
and rum balls and nog and rum are hard to beat..in fact, what would not be good with a splash of rum or rum flavoring..? and I prefer the rum...heh heh

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

OMG, I loves these guys. They are having way too much fun! Makes me want to get up and dance....

Empty Nest Insider said...

What fun dancers and I love that they dance for such a worthwhile cause! They really do dance the winter blues away! Stay warm and happy holidays!

Julie

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Oh wow, I love them too. I'm wondering if any of them would teach this woman how to do a good snow job. Ya think?

Hindustanka said...

HI Debra! Wow, nice to see Indians dancing Bhangra .. in Halifax!!!:))) My husband is a Punjabi Hindu, and we live in Punjab, so I got quite accustomed to few Bhangra steps over the years, and I enjoy this dance. It is very good for shedding off calories too, hehe.

Cheers to those fearless Punjabi guys! burrraahh..)))

dbs said...

Great joie de vivre.

Anne Johnson said...

Have you ever seen Delhi 2 Dublin? They are a Vancouver band, I think. Definitely the same kind of happy energy.

JACKIESUE said...

I love them...just fecking love them.

bj said...

thanks for coming by and, as always, leaving such an encouraging word...I so love your positive attitude about every thing...it is catching..:)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Now I have another reason to much to Canada. And this one isn't orange.

LL Cool Joe said...

How cool, I love their dance moves. I'd love them to do a spot at one of my gigs, that would be fun.

The Happy Whisk said...

That was great fun.

AntiquityTravelers said...

ha! I saw these guys on Facebook. They are pure awesomeness.

Missy George said...

Great video..thanks for sharing..Where do you come up with these things.?? They are fantastic..Fun..Have a Merry , Merry

Cheryl said...

Loved the video! AND how cool is that...that they are supporting such a worthy cause. Thanks for sharing that!!

Fearsome Beard said...

They are wonderful. We have the gift of life, we should rejoice and cherish it by enjoying it!
The beards are definitely a big plus too!

The Captain said...

I'm cold just watching this.