Tag Archives: Folk music

The Ethos Of Lahore

These guys were talking about this video which is about Lahore. In this video, noted journalist Mubasher Lucman talks about Lahore. Lahore is one of the oldest cities in South Asia, with a history which spans more than 4000 years, … Continue reading

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Yesterday Today

A memory from childhood Hardy was talking about. This is a traditional Punjabi boli … any Punjabi would know it … Bari barsi. But wait a minute … would any Punjabi? He said he heard this at weddings when growing … Continue reading

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Tradition Re-Presented

Continuing on the topic of repackaging tradition, heres a song which has been sung and sung again, and again across the centuries. A very popular song with a profound message, this is a poem by the great saint Baba Bulle … Continue reading

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A Song About …

Heres a Punjabi classic which is another nice example of how some of the pearls of our heritage can be re-presented in a new age. This is the song called Kamlee. Kamlee comes from from the great Saint Baba Bulle … Continue reading

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More Folk

Quite a few posts about re-packaging tradition. So what is this theme, and why? Today, we see that many of our traditions are fast fading away, whether through lack of support or audience, or due to the fact that the … Continue reading

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Kala Doriya

For all my Punjabi friends from around the world, this should be a throw-back to Grandma, as it is for me. These are ladies who would be contemporaries to elderly folks nearing the century mark, if not more. Some of … Continue reading

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Heritage Re-Presented

This one’s about them discussing the topic of music. But instead of appreciating music, or exchanging notes about their favourites (if they discuss music, they must have favourites, i suppose), they were discussing about something which i find quite interesting … Continue reading

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