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New Singing Sensation
by SHALINI SHAH
“I was very lucky that a Sikh prayer that I've been singing since childhood was what I sang for A.R. Rahman, that too when I was starting out ..."
Hargo & Hargobind Singh Khalsa by CHAD DEAL
Hargo, a four-piece band that has drawn comparisons to the Beatles, Beck, and Radiohead, recently re-released their five-track Faint Glow EP.
Harcharan Singh: Violinist by NAVEEN KALIA
His prized possessions are two antique violins that are over 200 years old and were handed down to him by his father who had bought it from some Britons.
Surinder Kaur Remembered by S.D. SHARMA
She successfully transported Punjabi traditional and contemporary folk music to a spectacular level of world recognition, leaving an indelible print on its rich musical heritage.
Ik Chota Bacha & Other Sikh Nursery Rhymes CD & Book Review by GURMEET KAUR
It joins the children’s treasure-chest of inspiring and innovative media resources with a strong Sikh message - the first in its class of nursery rhymes in Punjabi.
R & B Singer Prita Chhabra:
Astride Two Worlds
by TAMARA BALUJA
Prita speaks perfect Punjabi, has dusky skin and heavily kohl-lined eyes. The only problem? She sings Rhythm & Blues music in English.
Qila Sarai, Sultanpur Lodi:
Reclaiming Our Musical Legacy
by VANDANA SHUKLA
After years of persuasion, Anad Conservatory has been able to get a grant from the Govt of Punjab to conserve the sarai and open an academy of devotional music.
Vancouver's International Bhangra Fest VANCOUVER OBSERVER
Tigerstyle consists of two Sikh-Scot brothers, Raj and Pops, and their music is an ambitious blend of R&B, hip-hop, electronic and Bhangra.
Dr. Gurnam Singh: Dean of Gurmat Sangeet by APARNA BANERJI
In Guru Nanak's time, court musicians were called Babar Ke and Gurmat musicians were referred to as Guru Ke. While the former sang for the king, the latter sang for God.
Guru Nanak's Sultanpur Lodhi To Come Alive With Music by VANDANA SHUKLA
Punjab has been the fountainhead of four major music gharanas, namely Patiala Kasoor, Sham Chaurasi, Talwandi and Kapurthala.