It is aptly said that music has no language. But has those feelings and power that can bind people of diverse cultures and ethnicity together. One such regional music of India that has broken the boundaries set by language and crossed the borders is the music of Punjab. The music of Punjab has various genres but some of its most popular music includes Punjabi Pop and Bhangra, that have immensely gained attention and popularity across the world.
1970s in the United Kingdom saw an influx of emigrants of people from the East Punjab (India) and the West Punjab (Pakistan). This movement led to the popularization of Punjabi Pop and Bhangra in the UK. By the 1980s a lot of discotheques started playing these songs. While in the United States, Punjabi MC’s ‘Mundiyan to bach ke’ gained entry into the Top 40 being listened to widely by non-Punjabis. While all this was happening in the world across, back home Punjabi songs were making a mark for themselves in Bollywood. We started hearing elements of the Punjabi folk and devotional songs in many songs. This translated into their usage in weddings, sangeet, cocktail parties, mehendi functions, sports events and many more. A special mention to the baraat; even today none is complete without at least one Punjabi song being played. This tremendous popularity has given a rise to popular artists. Yet, the contribution of the older generation of singers, whose legendary work to this industry, is undeniable.
Surinder Kaur, named the Nightingale of Punjab, was a Punjabi folk singer and songwriter. Beginning her career with a live performance on Lahore Radio in 1943, she gave many live performances, especially in the 1950s and did playback singing for a few Bollywood movies in her career. Another notable personality is Gurdas Maan. He has recorded about 27 albums and written over 230 songs and even has some multi-platinum albums to his credit. He debuted with ‘Dil da mamla hai’ in 1981 which went on to become a major hit. He’s also accredited for the albums ‘Heer’ and ‘Boot Polishan’ which have been dubbed as classics along with his hit ‘Waris Shah – Ishq Da Warris’. He’s rightfully considered as the ‘Prince of Punjabi Music’. Along with these two there are some more influential Punjabi music personalities like Amar Singh Chamkila (Michael Jackson of Punjabi Music), Kuldeep Manak (The King of Kaliyan), Lal Chand Yamla Jatt (King of East Punjab) and Jagjit Singh (The Ghazal King).
It would be such a pleasure to listen to the works of these great artists in one audio player without having to download their work separately! To fulfill this, we have launched the Saregama Carvaan Punjabi that includes a pre-loaded collection of 5000 Punjabi and Hindi film songs. The songs are categorized into Artistes (Gurdas Maan, Mohd. Saddiq, Surinder Kaur, Jagjit Singh, Alam Lohar and many more), Moods (Path, Romantic, Sad, Shabad/Keertan, Geet Shagna De and such) and Bollywood (Lata Mangeshkar, R. D. Burman, Kishore Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and many more). It has 50+ dedicated stations and a rechargeable battery. It has a 5 hour long-lasting battery back-up once fully charged with an Android device compatible charger. To make the experience of the Saregama Carvaan Punjabi beautiful, it comes with a 1-Year warranty with an after-sale doorstep service.
It has a retro look to itself with all the modern connectivity features like the USB, Bluetooth, FM/AM and makes for an ideal gift for music lovers. It comes with a 3.5mm jack that allows the user to connect with external headphones and an AUX port that enables the user to connect with their phone or other supported devices.
So buy your Saregama Carvaan Punjabi today and enjoy the melodious punjabi songs.
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