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Punjabi Alphabet

This is a kids programme to help teach the Punjabi alphabet, but it’s also great for adults who want to learn!  

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Bhangra

Bhangra evolved from a traditional Punjab folk dance that was performed to celebrate the harvest season. It is know to have originated at least 1000 years ago! From the 1980’s British Asians began to make Bhangra music with a more … Continue reading

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Malkit Singh – Mama Bada great

This is one of my favourite bhangra songs. The singer, Malkit Singh, is from Punjab and has been awarded an MBE (“Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”) by the Queen! His music also features in the 2002 film Bend … Continue reading

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Dhol

The Dhol is a type of drum commonly used in Bhangra music. It is a large, double-sided drum that is worn around the neck of the player, who plays using 2 wooden sticks. The stick for the bass drum (dagga) … Continue reading

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