Bhangra (music)

Bhaṅgṛā (Punjabi: بھنگڑ (Shahmukhi), ਭੰਗੜਾ (Gurmukhi); [pə̀ŋɡɽɑː] (About this sound listen)) is a type of upbeat popular music associated with the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent; and the diaspora of the Indian subcontinent into North America and Europe.

History

Origins

The roots of modern bhangra music date back to at least the mid 20th century in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. An early pop music and modern 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]

Other Languages
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