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artist H Dhami giving a new meaning to music in India
Delhi: UK-based Bhangra artist H Dhami, who has won the hearts of music lovers
across the world, is focusing on the music loving people in India. H Dhami who
has a distinct form of blending western and Punjabi music is keen to promote his
special style of Bhangra. He has arrived in India after performing in different
parts of the world. Dhami's father Palvinder Dhami has been a legendary singer,
having led the Bhangra band `HEERA. H Dhami's tracks are exclusively written by
Rishi Rich, a British Asian producer. His debut video `Sadke Jawa' has also been
played extensively across major Asian TV Channels in the UK, U.S.A. and Asia.
"Punjabi music is great. You will find Punjabi music and Bhangra in every part
of the world. Not only in Bollywood but across the world including US...and I
went to Spain, all non Asians were there, only four of us were there and we played
Bhangra music and everyone enjoyed it a lot. The music is universal language,
every person whether they belong to any background listen to the music and music.
Music is medicine, music is healing," said H-Dhami, Punjabi singer. H Dhami has
spent a part of his life on stage since he was six, performing alongside his Dad.
He values Indian traditions and is proud to be associated with legendary Punjabi
singers from India. "I am a very big fan of the likes of the great Gurdasman ji
for folk, Kuldeep Manakh to Jazzy B. there are lots of artists and to western
side, the one and only Michael Jackson, Timberline, Justin Tibmberlake, Jay Sean,
so all these guys, I just picked up all my influences from the young age and they
are all my influences. We just wrapped all but my focus is Punjabi because it's
important that we should remain connected to our culture and I want to make it
sure that I always follow my culture and traditions and keep in touch with our
mother language," H-Dhami, the singer. The video "Sadke Java" has been nominated
as Video of 2007 by Zee TV. Within just a year, the new bhangra kid on the block
has already received two nominations for the 2008 UK Asian Music Awards for Best
Newcomer and Best Male Actor. And now H Dhami is all set to rock India with his
lively and energetic bhangra performances. Dhami has also ventured into Bollywood
by making a debut in an animated flick Toonpur-Superhero, which is going to be
released this year.