Raju Johal

23-year-old rising Bhangra pop star Raju Johal is a modern-day crooner whose unique sound and slick style compliment his classically trained voice. With a vast range, he delivers elements of R&B, folk, classical, and electronic sound into his performances. Born and raised in Surrey, BC, Raju hails from a musically gifted family who encouraged him to develop his craft. He began his career by performing at weddings. Now he’s got his first LP that debuted at #1 on the iTunes World Music charts. It remained there for one week, even beating out Enrique Iglesias.

Having already shared the stage with the likes of Gurdas Maan, Angrej Ali, Manak-e, Soni Pabla, Debi Makhsoospuri, and Lehmber Hussainpuri, Raju is able to meld an uncommon singing style and old skool approach into a new school experience. Raju also has a passion for Bhangra dancing and has performed in dance competitions across North America.

Raju will perform a live, acoustic concert at the Museum of Vancouver on Thursday, June 2 at 7 pm.

Bhangra.me stage

Part of the Bhangra.me: Vancouver’s Bhangra Story exhibit, the special unplugged concert provides a unique, acoustic performance by Johal, who will be accompanied by live musicians. The performance will include four, 15-minute sets, with discussions and audience Q&A sessions lead by Bhangra.me guest curator, Naveen Girn.

Raju Johal Live Thursday, June 2, 2011, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vanier Park, Vancouver

Tickets are $20 (members save 15%); more information can be found online.

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