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  1. First question. Is non-Gurbani music against Rehit of being Sikh? Second. What is the ‘proof’ from a Sikhi perspective of this? I personally think listening to most music outside of Gurbani or Dharmic non-Gurbani does more harm than good. Obviously some music is ‘worse’ than others with damage/influence to the Psyche and influence on our thoughts and behaviour But, if I was to explain this from Sikhi perspective to someone challenging me (Sikh or non-Sikh) how would I summarise it?
  2. I have mainly two genres. What about fav song or currently you enjoy listening to?
  3. I just wanted to make my first post here because this has been playing on my mind for a while now. I feel like Sikhi Kirtan does not have the same passion I hear from other religious musical pieces, and as a result its not inspiring young people. I feel like the popular Kirtans are easy, dull, follows Bollywood/punjabi tunes and therefore lacks originality/identity/spiritualism. I have been listening to Islamic sufi music, Christian hymns and Hindu Kirtans - which I find all sound different and beautiful in their own way. With Sufi music drawing me in the most - even Bollywood adaptations like
  4. Any Sikh A cappella fans!? Check out this group from UBC Vancouver. Young Sikh representation with an AMAZING solo performance!! The YouTube video is linked below. Feel free to share and also check out Instagram. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH5b4hllf4A Instagram: @ubcnwc
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    is music bad for sikhs

    1. is listening to music bad for sikhs? i understand simran and kirtan is good but what if we want to be in a more aggressive mood like how theres Nihang Misl songs with rap beats in the back. at the end of the day they are only praising Gods glory rite? 2. is it wrong to produce instrumental rap beats using softwares on my computer? it seems like a nice hobby and pastime to create music instrumentals. or to upload them on YouTube and people actually turn it into a living as well by selling them online or getting artists to send them audio digitally etc. as Sikhs, we ca
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    Thoughts on Fateh Doe?

    Wjkk wjkf! I have lately almost entirely stopped listening to songs since I started to put efforts into my Sikhi (last 8-10 months). I feel like there is not much music these days apart from the ones talking about girls/guys/drugs etc. Never felt like I'm missing anything. (If anybody knows of any sensible music, feel free to suggest ) After a long time, today I came across this new video by Fateh Doe, and I thought to myself I'll give it a watch it's been a long time, let's see what it's about. And there I saw a bunch of people dancing wearing dumalle and the lyrics were again abo
  7. How do you view listening to pop music?
  8. As advertised on FB by Sikh Discover Inspire Talk 9 at Khalili lecture Hall london EC1H 0XG on 9th sep 2018 at 17:00 , tickets 5 GBP: Musician and PhD researcher, Kirit Singh, delves into the story of music at the court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh with a talk and unique performance reflecting some of the music associated with the Court of Lahore in collaboration with the dhrupad vocalist, Shri Prassanna Vishwanathan. This illustrated talk and musical performance will be followed by a Q&A session. Kirit Singh is a PhD student at SOAS university where he is
  9. Talk eight as advertised on Sikh Discover Inspire taking place at Khalili Lecture Hall london EC1H 0XG , Sunday 9th Sept 2018 at 15:00 , ticket 5GBP: The series continues with our eighth talk, in which historian and ethnomusicologist, Radha Kapuria, establishes how Punjab emerged as a major centre for classical music patronage under Maharaja Ranjit Singh, revealing the particular centrality of sword-yielding, cross-dressing female dancers in his diplomatic negotiations with political rivals. This illustrated talk will be followed by a Q&A session. Radha K
  10. In this recent decade, Panjabi music has hit a peak. I remember when I was 10 , my favorite singer was Jazzy B and his 2005 Romeo CD was a hit . He's still good but the young cats have taken over from Jazzy B , Dr Zeus , Sukhshinder Shinda , Babbu Mann , Gippy Grewal , Gurdas Mann and others. Todays biggest artist are Diljeet Dosanjh , Sidhu Moosewala , Sherry Mann , Mankirt Aulakh , Parmash Verma , Jassi Gill , Guru Randahawa , Ammy Virk , Zora Randhawa , Jasmine Sandlas , Hardy Sandhu & many others . Many of these guys average 40-50 million views each and some songs can reach 100-200 mil
  11. Please watch the video before you read my response: MY RESPONSE: Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! As someone who actually supports the concept of an independent state run on Sikh values (Khalistan), I don’t think that songs like this do anything for positive the movement. We need less gang bang hood type of music videos, and we need actual change in terms of drug addiction, female infanticide, low birth rates, lack of education, etc, all of which will actually help the Sikh community, rather than a music video in which we are waving
  12. Punjabi Music and Movie Industry is one of the biggest in India. Is it driven by motivation to distract and de-moralise Punjabi Sikhs similar to what is happening in Europe and North America?
  13. Daas is looking for a good quality set of headphones that can easily fit over a dumala. I don't want the ones that you plug into ears but the ones that go over head. Any suggestions.
  14. What music are you listening to right now? Let's bond over some worldly stuff. I'm sure the people here aren't twerking it out to Anaconda and I'm also sure alot of you don't spend all your time listening to kirtan and Gurbani. So what songs are you really into right now? Why so? I'll start it out with this. I love the lyrics and the beat of it. The lyrics have a pretty interesting meaning. There is nothing that they can do, To protect a king and his fool, Caught in the fire, watch it burn, Ash to ash, now it's our turn, Take their kingdom down and smash it to
  15. I would like to discover any gym workout songs that include Sikhi context. Songs such as Gobind de lal etc. Thanks.
  16. WJKKWJKF I am wanting to buy a Nagi portable harmonium and a tanpura but cannot find any links or contact details for Nagi in Patiala. Does anyone know how I could buy a harmonium from Nagi from the UK? WJKKWJKF
  17. Hi All, Please could someone help in explaining the below video to me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wppq-wkQ2zU My punjabi isn't great and I don't understand what the video is about? Thank you
  18. New Youtube channel where kirtan will be uploaded. Just wanted to get the word out so more people get to hear amazing kirtan. There are only a few kirtan channels on youtube that upload multiple times a week so I wanted to add another. Will post mostly AKJ style kirtan of all different kirtanis around the world. Might post kavishri or dhadhi vaaran. Subscribe and share. Videos will be uploaded multiple times a week. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuzAZT8ViP0Cq_JFN1wqjdA
  19. Hi, I like to create/produce music which is a hobby and is sometimes something I make money off. I have a home studio in my room and the acoustics of the room kind of undermine the quality of the production. So I did a bit of research on the internet to see what aspects of a room improve the sound quality and what don't. The conclusion was that the main room me & my family do our prayers in was acoustically the best room in the house. I thought that if I ever use the room that I will always use headphones (the close-back ones so their is no leakage) whenever someone is doing path and onl
  20. Looking for a Sikh Gurbani Kirtan teacher Date Listed. 19-Mar-14 Last Edited 19-Mar-14 Address 57 Upper Duke Crescent, Unionville, ON L6G 0B8, Canada Hello, We're looking for a Sikh Gurbani Kirtan teacher (we have a keyboard at home you can use) for a 23 year old autistic female child. Women are preferred as the child is also female. You'll be paid well! If preferred, we can even meet at the nearby Gursikh Sabha Canada Gurudwara instead. Please reply by telling us why you're interested and any experience you may have. Thank you! Source - http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-services-musi
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