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By NANCY MILROY Bhangra is a dance usually done to welcome spring. It originated in the northern area of India, the Punjab region.

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By NANCY MILROY

Bhangra is a dance usually done to welcome spring. It originated in the northern area of India, the Punjab region. It’s an energetic dance performed by both males and females, and is a fusion of the Punjab cultural music and Western music. It’s become a worldwide thing. Ten years ago, Bhangra Beat started out in the Underground. It became more popular and moved to the Great Hall. Now it is held in the Anderson Center because it’s so popular. Everyone should go. One of the reasons I applied to Framar House was because of Bhangra Beat. Anyway, the event is FREE. It is on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Anderson Center. The Bhangra teams of Virginia Tech, William and Mary, UVA and VCU will be there. We’re so excited. The whole house has worked hard on it since September. The Office of Residence Life and the Center for International Education have been a great help. We’re trying to make our predecessors proud and also draw in the community of Fredericksburg. We will also have a bangin’ after party at Taj Indian Cuisine.

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