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Malkit Singh

Malkit Singh is credited as one of the legendary pioneers who brought Punjabi folk out from the fields and onto the world stage. From its humble Punjabi origins, Malkit has used Bhangra in cross-cultural experiments ranging from rap and house to Bollywood claiming the highest respect amongst Bhangra aficionados.

As a four-year-old, Malkit won admission into a school for six-year-olds thanks to his incredible singing ability.

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Babbu Mann

Babbu Maan real name is Tejinder Singh Maan is a well-established Indian Punjabi pop singer, actor, lyricist, composer and playback singer. babbu maan, original name is Tejinder Singh Maan is an alumnus of Punjab University, Chandigarh. His first album was Tu Meri Miss India in 1999 which was a moderate hit. His second album Saaun Di Jhadi released in 2001 was his first highly successful album. It sold over ten million copies in India alone and many more overseas. Saun Di Jhadi was followed by the also highly successful album, Ohi Chann Ohi Rataan.

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Juggy D

Juggy D (born Jagwinder Singh Dhaliwal on November 19)[1] [2] is a British bhangra singer from Southall in London, England Juggy D got his name from his first name Jagwinder which became Juggy, and the D from his last name Dhaliwal. Juggy D married his college sweetheart Harjeet Hayre after a year he hit fame and 4 years later she divorced him. Regardless he still has a tattoo of both their names in sanskrit on his left arm

Read more about Juggy D on Last.fm.

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Swami

There are at least two bands in this world that use Swami as their name. The first, and only presently active band, Swami are an award-winning band based in London, UK, fusing hard hitting electronic pop with Indian Bhangra and Bollywood influences. Led by producer Diamond Duggal (aka DJ Swami) combined with the diverse vocal styles of Sups, Liana and S-Endz, their music is an energetic leap into the future of the international dancefloor.

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Juttla

Producer Juttla first started out making music in the early nineties having a string of releases on various independent record labels. With a history of successful tracks under his belt, he began to fuse all the elements of his influences to create a unique hybrid of Eastern and Western sounds. With the release of his debut album Angels, Aliens & Assassins in 1998, Juttla soon began to get the respect he rightfully deserved blessing the covers of magazines...

Read more about Juttla on Last.fm.

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The Dhol Foundation

The Dhol Foundation is both a dhol drum institute in London and a musical group playing bhangra music. The dhol school was founded in 1989 by former Alaap member Johnny Kalsi when several musicians asked him to be their teacher, and a first album was released by Kalsi and his students in 2001 . Dhol drums are a traditional percussion instrument from the Punjab province in the north of India, from which Kalsi originates. In London he experimented with dance beats and electronic music, which he mixes with the traditional bhangra style in his albums.

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