Bang Bang Bhangra
May 14, 2004 7:42 AM   Subscribe

An extensive article on the history of Bhangra. [Bhangra mp3s here]
posted by moonbird (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Great post - thanks. I first ran into bhangra in my days at Kingston Poly in the early 80s and have been a fan ever since. I've been a couple of those weddings too - but there was a whole bunch of stuff I didn't know in that article.
posted by pascal at 8:38 AM on May 14, 2004

posted by Marquis at 10:34 AM on May 14, 2004

"It's easy to dance to it, you just gotta screw in them lightbulbs and put your hands up." -- Punjabi 5-0 by Dum Dum Project feat. the1Shanti

posted by fotzepolitic at 11:04 AM on May 14, 2004

I think we've talked about Bhangra before, or at least Asian Massive, but I just had to mention my favorite radio show - Generasian Radio out of Houston's KPFT Community Radio. Lots of bhangra, massive, and Indian-infused house. These guys are so enthusiastic and are really fantastic DJs. They also know their stuff.
posted by pomegranate at 12:27 PM on May 14, 2004

The MP3 site linked above is not very good. For example, I just found an MP3 of Ave Maria on it. It sounds wonderful, but it's not Bhangra (unless the pope's real name is Sant Jarnail Singh).
posted by metaforth at 1:53 PM on May 14, 2004

I'm on a dial-up connection, so I haven't been able to listen to many of the mp3's. But I wasn't wondering if a track that I have is related. It's an mp3 by the Asian Dub Foundation called "Taa Deem Remix." From what I could gather it's a remix of a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan song. It's kickass. Whether or not it's related to the discussion, could someone inform me of any similar tracks?

Also, I saw DJ Rekha open for Le Tigre, and I really liked her style.

Again, I'm not sure if these two artists are related, but I'd like some more info about their style if anyone knows anything about them.
posted by bitpart at 12:36 PM on May 15, 2004

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