DJ Amita

Handa

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Biography

Handa has a PhD in sociology, and she is not shy about linking cultural insight and a dance-floor high. Her main influences included Birmingham, England's Apache Indian, who mixed reggae and dancehall with bhangra and Bollywood.

  • Handa published the book Of Silk Saris and Mini-Skirts: South Asian Girls Walk the Tightrope of Culture in 2003, based on her doctoral thesis

  • DJ Amita is director, producer and Resident DJ of Besharam for the past 15 years, Canada's longest running and largest Bollywood club parties. Her DJing has roots in Desh Pardesh, women's and LGBTQ communities and she strives to always create an inclusive dance floor space for all those who shamelessly love Bollywood music.


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