Friday, June 16, 2006

A loss of a true Punjabi legend

The news of Surinder Kaur passing away was hard to take in, especially whose songs my mother and I grew up listening and loving every one of them. Her songs truly showed the rich, vibrant, alive Punjabi culture of villages that had been prevalent in the last century and has been slowly fading away. Her old songs truly bring back Punjab memories to me. With all this male dominated club style Bhangra craze, I hope the rich folk song tradition can be brought back. Personally, I enjoy more classy Bhangra, Giddha and Dhadi, toombi style folk songs music. Where have all those men and women folk singers of Punjab gone? Hope it can be revived one day. It is quite a loss and may Waheguru bless her soul!
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060616/main2.htm

Here are some of her songs!

http://www.apnaorg.com/music/kaur/

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