Bhangra (music)

Music of India
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A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735 (Rajasthan)
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Nationalistic and patriotic songs
National anthem Jana Gana Mana
Regional music
Music of Pakistan
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Nationalistic and patriotic songs
National anthem Qaumi Taranah
Regional music
  • Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  • Balochistan
  • Tribal Areas
  • Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Islamabad Capital Territory
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Punjab
  • Sindh

Bhaṅgṛā ( Punjabi: بھنگڑ( Shahmukhi), ਭੰਗੜਾ ( Gurmukhi); [pə̀ŋɡɽɑː] ( About this sound  listen)) is a type of upbeat popular music associated with British immigrant Punjabi youth. It was invented in Birmingham, England starting in the 1970s by people from the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent.



The roots of modern bhangra music date back to the early 1980s, when several Punjabi bands started experimenting with Western styles as well as traditional Punjabi music. Significant amongst these were 'The Black Mist', 'The Shots', 'The Jambo Boys', and 'The Saathies'.[ citation needed] However, the first recording artist/group of this type of music in the UK was Bhujhangy Group, founded by brothers Balbir Singh Khanpur and Dalbir Singh Khanpur in Birmingham in 1967. [1] Bhujhangy Group's first major hit was "Bhabiye Akh Larr Gayee" in the early 1970s, released on Birmingham's Oriental Star Agencies label. This was the first song to combine traditional Asian music with modern western instruments, which would be followed by further developments of this in bhangra. [2]

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العربية: بانغرا
català: Bhangra
Deutsch: Bhangra
español: Bhangra
français: Bhangra
हिन्दी: भांगड़ा
italiano: Bhangra
עברית: באנגרה
Nederlands: Bhangra (muziek)
日本語: バングラ
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਭੰਗੜਾ (ਨਾਚ)
پنجابی: پنگڑا
polski: Bhangra
português: Bhangra
Simple English: Bhangra
suomi: Bhangra
svenska: Bhangra
اردو: بھنگڑا
中文: 巴恩格拉