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Sukhshinder Shinda and Jazzy B

Sukhshinder Shinda and Jazzy B., take us to Pakistan…!

Our South and Central Asian season of online classes will take us to Pakistan, where modern musicians who find inspiration in ancient folk forms aren’t content with keeping such cool sounds to themselves. In this video Sukhshinder Shinda and Jazzy B sing their hearts out in the style of bhangra, a modern international music based on Punjabi folk.

Basic Bhangra

Bhangra dancing is pure joy.

The exuberant form of folk music and accompanying acrobatic dance is electric blend of old and new. Based on traditional folk songs of Punjab, a region that straddles the Pakistan/India border, bhangra became an international phenomenon when South Asian immigrants in the United Kingdom infused it with Western musics like electronica and pop. Watch this video, or, heck, any bhangra video worth its salt, and if you’re not up out of your seat and dancing…well, maybe you’re not worth your salt.