Gurvinder Sandher (Festival Production & Bhangra Dance)
Gurvinder Sandher is the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus which is based in North Kent. He organises culturally diverse festivals which use the arts as a way of bringing together diverse communities. He also produces innovative outdoor shows and performances which aim to fuse together different art forms.
His background is in Bhangra folk dance which comes from North India. He has
been performing since 1985 and was one of the co-founders of the well-known and popular group Four by Four Bhangra. He has performed across the world and still continues to perform to this date.
For further information on Gurvinder's work you can find him on social media if you search for ‘Cohesion Plus’
Below Gurvinder discusses how he started in the industry, his work in Bhangra dance & festival organising, with some excellent tips for those wanting a career in Event Management.
Below is a playlist chosen by Gurvinder, of key moment's in the Bhangra music scene.
Apachi Indian; 'Arranged Marriage' - first Asian song to hit the charts
Jassi Sidhu & PBN; 'Singh' Current example of the kind of music that is successful today
Diamonds of Heera. A seminal album which I grew up listening to. Heera were the first super group based in the UK in the mid 1980's onwards.
Apana Sangeet. We performed with them extensively when I was younger.