Monday, 14 September 2009

A Big Star in Amritsar

There is nothing like a bit of Punjabi Pop to get you going on a dull Monday morning. If you agree, this is the place for you. If not, sorry.

I know next to nothing about Punjabi Pop but last week I picked up a 2001 greatest hits CD by Jasbir Jassi in Oxfam for £1 and I like it very much. On a lot of the numbers there is a bit of a soca feel which always works for me.

According to the sleeve notes "Born in 1970 in Dalia Mirjanpur village in Gurdaspur district in Punjab, Jasbir Jassi has overcome regional and linguistic barriers to establish himself as one of the biggest icons in the Popular category of Indian music. Today he is popular not only in his home state of Punjab and surrounding states but also in many parts of the South and the East, reaffirming the oft-repeated saying 'Music transcends all barriers'". And so say all of us.

Here are two of his biggest hits: "Dil Le Gayee" (1998) and "Hudi Hudi" (1999).

And here he is giving it the full Bollywood meets hip hop video treatment:

No comments:

Post a Comment