as a traditional dance music of North India, in the celebration of the
festival. People would come
together to play the Dhol, a fair sized double headed drum worn arond the neck and beaten with curved sticks. Traditional Bhangra has played a mjor part in the life of the people of the people in India.
started many years ago in the United Kingdom. Musically the traditional
rythms were adapted to modern musical instruments with the tradition Tumbi,
Dholki and Tubla, which then provided Bhangra with a new and very unique
sound. This new sound appealed to Asians at the time. Legendary groups like Heera, Alaap and Chirag Pechin became household names.
Remixes are popular, with huge numbers of tapes and CD's pouring out from the Indian communities in the United Kingdom and Canada.
Bally Sagoo is responsible for a huge chunk of the shift from traditional to modern Bhangra, using his own reggae artist Cheshire Cat. This includes an amazing fusion of Chesire Cat's reggae talents and the folk music of one of Pakistan's greatest singers, Nusrat Feteh Ali Khan. As a result of this and many other amazing feats, Bally Sagoo has influenced many Indian DJ's to adopt to his style of remixing.
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