25 Mar '17, 4am

A Bhangra band from Canada

When you are brown-skinned in Montreal, Canada, you tend to notice other brown-skinned people around you too, says Canadian singer Qurram Hussain in jest. That was how he came to meet Rupinder Magon, who lived across the road from him when they were growing up. Bonded first by their skin colour and later by their mutual love of music, they went on to form a Bhangra band, JoSH. They are here this weekend to perform at Fun Aur Funkaar festival, a seven-day celebration of Pakistan's food, art, music and fashion. Growing up, Magon and Hussain listened to Western pop songs, along with Indian and Pakistani tunes. When it came to making music, however, they took to South Asian music more easily. BOOK IT / RUNG-E-JOSH WHERE: Magic Carpet Lounge, 01-201, 7500E Beach Road WHEN: Tonight, 8pm ADMISSION: $78 (includes one standard drink) INFO: Call 9146-5761/ 8382 -1123 or go to www.sh...

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