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New Music From Cornershop
by SHARIN BHATTI
Ready with the release of their eight album, Urban Turban, Cornershop’s songwriting force Tjinder Singh talks about its Punjabi influences and elements.
Sikh-Canadian Bags Second Prestigious Juno Award NEWS REPORT
Kiran Ahluwalia's Aam Zameen : Common Ground was awarded Canada's prestigious JUNO Award for BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR at the 2012 Juno ceremonies held in Ottawa recently.
Rabbi Returns: Rabbi Shergill Releases New Album - "III" by SOMYA LAKHANI
The album stays true to Shergill’s style and soul; just like his two previous albums, this too is a reflection of issues that are close to his heart.
Hargobind 'Hargo' Singh Becomes The Last Artist To Work With Notorious But Talented Music-Producer Phil Spector by CAMERON MATTHEWS
"I just dropped my son off outside the house of a guy who's about to be on trial for murder ..."
Bursts of Song and Music Help Revive Bhai Baldeep Singh's Qila Sarai by VANDANA SHUKLA
She plays the taus, until recently an almost extinct stringed instrument, originally played by the Sikh Gurus. Geographical distance from her cultural moorings does not deter her.
A New Album From Satinder Singh Sartaaj by JASKIRAN KAPOOR
"Sartaaj Live: Lafza da Haan da" is his third album after Sartaaj and Cheeray Vaala Sartaaj, and this one pays tribute to his alma mater, Panjab University.
The Bard Divine by Dr. BALBIR SINGH, Translated from Punjabi & Edited by SANGAT SINGH
Describing Guru Nanak’s visit to Baghdad, Bhai Gurdas wrote how his divine song had an electric effect on the residents of the city where music had been banned.
Rabbi Shergill's Punjabi Rock 'n' Roll & Funk by IBN LIVE
“Sufi is a misnomer for my music. I have just sung one Sufi song! My music is ‘rock and roll’ and ‘funk’ and I always keep thinking of ways to implement the funk into them.”
Gurbani Kirtan: The Unique Role of Spiritual Song & Music in Sikhi by CHARLES M. TOWNSEND
The author finds that kirtan is a point of religio-cultural pride that creates a sense of uniqueness among Sikhs everywhere, enabling them to confirm their identity.
In Selfless Service of Music:
Weber Iago's Music Seva
by PAUL FREEMAN
"As an artist, my desire, as much as it is to present good music, things that are technically and artistically evolved, is also ... to convey a message to society."