Music is the food of soul.This phrase can’t be more true for the people of Punjab.Music is the language and feeling and passion of the Punjabis and their culture and history. It is through Punjabi folk music that poets have shared love ballads of Heer-Ranjha and Sohni-Mahiwal, Mirza-Sahiba and Sassi-Punhoon. Several musical instruments like Tumbi, Algoze, Dhadd and Chimta introduced to us.
Different occasions have different kinds of songs. suhag to express the bittersweet feelings associated with a wedding, tappe to celebrate Lohri and Baisakhi, Then theres the Sufi Punjabi music, the bhangra, and Punjabi pop.
Bollywood, has always had a Punjabi influence in its song-While shaking a leg to shava -shava” or shimmying to Meri makhna, what many didnt realise was how the Punjabi beat was slowly started to overcome Bollywoods own tempo.
last year, three of the most popular Bollywood songs across several platforms, were adopted versions of old Punjabi tracks. FromBan ja tu meri rani to Tumhari Sulu.Main tera boyfriend from Raabta, and Dil chori sadda from Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. Trend has been adopted this year too with veere di wedding’Tareefan’ song.Originally sung by Punjabi artistes Badshah Guru Randhawa, etc, these are just the latest in a long line of Punjabi tracks that Bollywood has embraced. It shouldnt be surprising then that Punjabi music has the largest share in the independent music industry of India.
People who understand Hindi find it easy to hym Punjabi, which cant be possible for many other regional languages and, therefore, their music.
The land of Five Rivers, food and music is overflowing with artistes and music labels.
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