The Winnipeg Punjabi Arts Academy was established in 2016 and has beendedicated at teaching Bhangra (a folk
dance) and the traditional instrument (saajh) called the Dhol. Punjabiyat 2023 is WPAA’s inaugural academy showcase highlighting
their bhangra and dhol students. Since the academy’s first year in 2016, its grown to 200+ students. This event will provide them with a platform to perform in front of a live audience in a renowned theatre.
One of the longest running shows in Broadway history, RENT tells the story of an unlikely group of friends in New York City who learn to love as they overcome hardship. These young artists are attempting to build a life, career and friendships in New York City against the backdrop of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Although it has a serious elements to it, it is hopeful story full of humour, heart and beautiful melodies.