Panjab’s Got Talent

So this week, I blogged about two unfortunate murders in the community. Maybe as a release, maybe just to cheer everyone up for the weekend, I am returning to my Friday lite post.

We’ve seen the talent in Britain, with Suleman Mirza and Madhu Singh together as Signature. And as brilliant as they may be, I have a partiality towards Sardool Sikandar.

Sardool Sikandar is often known more for his marriage to the beautiful Amar Noorie than for his own singing talent. However, hits like Tor Punjaban Di and Mittran Nu Margiya still remain some of my favorites.

Here is a recording from the mid 1980s at Doordarshan’s Amritsar studios. It was this performance that launched the Sufiana classically-trained Sikandar’s career. Here he does various impressions of Mohammad Siddique and Ranjit Kaur’s classic “Aagay Roadways di lari, na koi sheesha na koi bari….

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While I am partial to his amazing Kuldip Manak and Yamla Jatt, do you have a favorite?


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8 Responses to “Panjab’s Got Talent”

  1. Singh says:

    "jubh khanaa" – jodha, you have succeeded. the post made me lol

  2. Singh says:

    “jubh khanaa” – jodha, you have succeeded. the post made me lol

  3. P.Singh says:

    I liked the Yamla bit cause I'm the biggest Yamla fan out there; however, I've heard better Yamla impressions.

    That aside, great clip!

  4. P.Singh says:

    I liked the Yamla bit cause I’m the biggest Yamla fan out there; however, I’ve heard better Yamla impressions.

    That aside, great clip!

  5. harps says:

    the gurdas maan is perfect

  6. harps says:

    the gurdas maan is perfect

  7. Ravi says:

    Gurdas Maan is my favorite too harps! The body movements (particularly the head) and the intonation of the voice are great … who can forget that chadhraa and dafli!

  8. Ravi says:

    Gurdas Maan is my favorite too harps! The body movements (particularly the head) and the intonation of the voice are great who can forget that chadhraa and dafli!