Bhangra music is a combination of traditional Punjabi music with western style. It is popular among Punjabi immigrates in British. The Punjab’s famous bhangra music originated in the mid–to-late 20th century It is formed when several Punjabi bands started experimenting traditionalPunjabi music with western styles.
In its early days it is known as acelebratory which welcomed the coming of vaisakhi, or spring. Bhangra is originated from Punjab region of north india and now it is accepted and enjoyed all over the world. Bollywood has also highly influenced by bhangra music and now we can see a lot of bhangra artists giving soundtracks to popular films in bollywood.It is also performed in parties, wedding and club and the dance rhythm is set by dhols. With times bhangra has adapted and changed but its core part remains a sense of tradition and cultural identity.
There are some key points that we should consider about Bhangra music:· Bhangra is a significant tradition of Punjabi culture because it shows talent, potential, and imagination of Punjabi people· The most important instrument used in Bangra music is Dhol, it play an important role in Bhangraperformance. The large wooden drum with two side barrel, which is played with cane stick provide a bass sound.· The lyrics of bhangra music are sung in Punjabi language and are all aboutrelationship, dancing, money, love, drinking and mercy. Canada is a country with divers culture because of lot of immigrants from different parts of the world. As bhangra music reflects the culture and tradition of Punjabis’ in northern part of india, and if Canadians listen to these they can understand the Indian culture.
There are also many fund raising bhangra music programs conducted in Canada wide to help the poor.