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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."
Ruined It For Me by T. SHER SINGH
The first thing I ever heard by him was the multi-faith invocation that has now become his trade-mark - wherein he beautifully, accurately and respectfully renders the credal chants from the world’s major religions.
Sikh-American Teenager Raps Against Bullying by NIKITA GARIA
Experts agree that the bullying of Asian Americans, and South Asians in particular, is a major problem in the U.S. and say that 9/11 contributed to an increase in the phenomenon in recent years.
The Sarangi and The Crusader by MANAV MANDER
Expressing concern over the traditional art forms losing their sheen today, she says that somewhere along the line, parents are also to be blamed for this scenario.
Sikh-Aussie Dya Singh
by MINNA ZUTSHI
I have had the best of the East and the West. My music remained fairly ‘eastern’ while I was growing up in Malaysia. Once I migrated to UK, and then to Australia, I started appreciating different kinds of music.
Hustle and Rhyme: Humble The Poet, a.k.a. Kanwar Singh by SHARIN BHATTI
“You know, as a Sardar, I get a lot of female attention. I love cars and fun-loving people. Social activism is a hobby for me and I will always have things to say and toast about.”
L-FRESH The LION: Blown Away Down Under by DAVE DRAYTON
Any tips for young musos? Be a master by always being a student. Be loud enough to roar yet silent enough to listen. Learn to see with your eyes closed. And then, just be.
Bhai Ghulam Chaand: The Rababi From Lahore by JAGJIT KLAR, et al
He moved to Lahore in 1947, when Punjab was partitioned and Pakistan was created. There, as with many other rababis who were forced to uproot, he had no more sangat to sing to ...
Madan Gopal Singh:
A King-Size Life
by NONIKA SINGH
To be in the fakiri mode for him is to live life king size. Let others be dazzled by the razzmatazz, for Madan Gopal, with honesty and sincerity of purpose as companions, life is all about capturing its intrinsic essence.