Tuesday, February 21, 2012
This video was produced as part of the Sangat Arts series and presents the recent Tanti Saaj workshop organised as a collaborative effort by the Gurmat Sangeet Academy and the Nishkam Centre, Birmingham.
The event delivered a first time experience to people that had never had the opportunity to try and play a traditional stringed Sikh instrument. The purpose of the event was to help educate people about some of the musical tradition given to us by the Sikh Gurus to help preserve or rich heritage.
This joint effort delivered a fantastic workshop which was well attended by many people from all over the Midlands and was able to to meet its objectives in a fun and friendly manner. It was attended by the old, young, Sikhs and non Sikhs with a keen interest in music.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I was delighted to see this picture today circulating on Facebook. It shows how AS Kang now as a bearded turban wearing Sikh. I grew up listening to his music and he was always someone who had a face made for radio. But I can he's a pretty good looking uncle - "kya personality" as my mom would say.
Hopefully this keeps him from making any BET-type music videos in the future. In fact, I'd love to see an awesome dharmak album from him, perhaps collaborating with the Immortal Shaheedi folks.