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5X Fest Block Party takes over Civic Plaza

Admission is free at the festival's flagship Block Party from 2 to 9 p.m.

The weather did not stop people from enjoying 5X Fest's annual block party at Civic Plaza Saturday (June 15).

The festival celebrates South Asian music and art at a few events organized by Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society (VIBC), from June 13 to 16.

Admission is free at the festival's flagship Block Party from 2 to 9 p.m., featuring music by Alberta-based hip-hop artist Prabh Singh, Toronto-area rappers Jassa Dhillon and AR Paisley, Surrey singer Raman Bains, DJ Shalv, Hark and others, with hosts Joty Kay and Kirpan Dhillon.

Metro Vancouver-based dancers from BollyFusion hosted a dance-off with some people in attendance.

-With files from Tom Zilich



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