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Re: History of Punjabi Music

Postby Sukhjeet Brar » July 9th, 2011, 3:11 pm

"sawarn singh tehna" lekhak de taweya de yugg de kayi purane bhulle-visre kalakara bare kaafi lekh parkashit hoye ne..
Ali rajpura di "punjabi gayki de 7 samundar" v kaafi madad karegi.
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Re: History of Punjabi Music

Postby anakhi » July 9th, 2011, 9:02 pm

Good info Sukhjeet.

I was also searching for some punjabi stuff and came across a book which might be interesting for folk music. I haven't read the book myself though.

Punjabi lok geet
by Ghuman, Bikram Singh.
Far Eastern Books, 1992.

Found an interesting website linking to a lot of books on Punjabi music , instruments, and as well as Kirtan


As for the subject, we can go back to the days of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Bhai Mardana who used to play the rubab. Even some parts of the SGGS is written in raags and kirtan is also traditionally supposed to be sung with certain raags. Then we have the influence of Punjabi poetry and lok geet. And then poetry also influencing music i.e the likes of Sultan Bahoo, Shah Hussain, Waris Shah's Heer,....... Shiv Kumar Batalvi, etc.. Then we have different types of music : qawalli, tappe, kirtan, dhadi vaar, bolianetc. The topic is very big and one can fill an entire encyclopedia with all this. (oh shouldn't we already have that in place? oh well that's another topic) and kind of vague. Perhaps you can narrow it down and focus on one aspect.

Want to know about some of the more popular songs from the early 20th century, check out '50 Glorious Years of Punjabi Music'. It's also on youtube so you should be able to find the songs and artists names there.

http://www.amazon.com/50-Glorious-Years ... 85&sr=8-16

A lot of general information can be gathered from wikipedia about the singers. Just search the name of the singer and add wikipedia as the second word on google or just go search on wikipedia website itself. Good luck.

I really don't know much myself but hope this helps a bit
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Punjabi Singing and Comedy lost in Movies....

Postby amrik_zira » November 25th, 2011, 11:54 am

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maaf karnaa dosto....main eh topis bahut akk ke likhyaa....je gustakh lagge taan maafi chahunaa...dhadaa dhad ban rahiyaa punnjabi filmaan karke asi aapne comedians and singers gawaa baithe......jaswinder bhalla saahab, ghuggi bhagwant maan, harbhajan maan , BABBU MAAN....sabh diyaan tapes daa kinna chaa hundaa c.....par oh saare filmi duniyaa di roshni ch gawaach ke bumbay bhajj gaye......bhalla saahab de CHHANKAATE daa kinna chaa c.....ghuggi nd bhagwant bai diyaan tepaan aundiyaan c.....but hun taan laggda beete dinaa diyaan gallan ho gaiyaan.....i will talk to bhalla saahab abt it....atleast chhankata naa gawaache.....

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Re: Punjabi Singing and Comedy lost in Movies....

Postby Sarvar_Gill » November 25th, 2011, 1:29 pm

Bhagwant Mann's comedy is the one I am missing nowadays... He is not only a good comedian but also a good singer...

pehla ik time si jad Punjab toh bahar de lok vi Punjabi singers de fan hunde si... hun sirf Sartaj te Sherry Mann hi ohna di list vich reh gaye... baaki Punjabi songs tah eh lok ajj vi fan ne par hun Bollywood de Punjabi numbers ne Punjabi singers nu replace kar leya hai playlists wich...
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Re: Punjabi Singing and Comedy lost in Movies....

Postby yankee saini » November 26th, 2011, 9:40 am

tusi dohna neh sahi keha! poora sehmat aa main thuadiyan gallan naal! har ik filma vall bhajj reha aa! (mera vi vaisey jee kar reha aa, lol)

- Bhagwant Mann Sir, di comedy vakeh e bahut miss ho rahi aa! kayi loki kehnde ki oh same same gallan karda rehnda aa, tan boring jeha ho gaya aa!(i don't agree with him being boring)
- - - Mann sir diyan oh comedy show di bahut udeek rehndi si meinu, par hun oh vi nahio aaundiyan!

- - - - Mann sir sirf, babbu bai diyan movies vich e naa ikalla kamm karn, hor vi actors naal karn kamm! kyun ki bahut lorr aa Mann sir di punjabi cinema nu! hor vi comedians hege aa, ghuggi sir, binnu sir, bhalla sir, teh hor vi ik doh hor, par Mann sir wali gall nahi aa! saareyan da apna apna style aa, so kuch galat ni keh sakda! they're all good!

- - - - - Baaki saarey singer, jehrre famous hege aa, oh movies val chall gaye, bas JAZZY B, tik ke betha aa! ehde ton nahi si eh umeed! lol . . . but sunnan ch ehvi aaya aa ki, he'll be acting in a movie really soon! :P
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Re: Punjabi Singing and Comedy lost in Movies....

Postby 5jabiportal » November 26th, 2011, 10:21 am

Ajj kall filmaan kamliyan ho gyian. Har punjabi singer hun actor bann'na chaunda( i don't know if they ask themselves ke mainu acting aundi ae ke nahi, mere vich kee ainna acting talent ae) te comedian taan fer vi addhe actor hunde ne, oh kyon ni karange filmaan. Kinna commercialism aa gya hunn. Agge local companies kadhiyan si comedy te yearly tapes, naale singers vi sirf gaun te dhyan dinde si kinne vadiya albums kadhde si hun taan naa oh poetry ae naa singers......ehi haal comedy da ho gya. Filmaan vich taan roles de hisab naal comedian bajh janda ae............apni creativity taan apni tapes vich hi banda vikha sakda.......acting actors nu karan deyo singers nu taan at least ik Album kadhni chahidi ae 1-2 saal vich. Baki Jazzy B as a hero ton taan rabb hi bachave punjabi filmaan nu. Dasso bahleyo loko tusi kise ni vi sirf singer ni rehna...........ziada paisa ae taan produce karo koi vadhiya film, changa director, script te vadhiya naven actors nu mauka deyo taan ke punjabi filmaan da vi faida ho sake.
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Re: Punjabi Singing and Comedy lost in Movies....

Postby yankee saini » November 27th, 2011, 2:23 am

bas amrinder gill bai varge teh kaler kanth varge reh gaye aa singers!!! (blessings, always!!!) :angel:

aa suno N' enjoy!!! :nod:

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Re: Punjabi Singing and Comedy lost in Movies....

Postby cerebella » December 3rd, 2011, 12:45 pm

amrinder too is after movie just hope he doesnt quit singing like evrbdy did
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Re: Punjabi Singing and Comedy lost in Movies....

Postby Ajay Sandhu » December 3rd, 2011, 2:22 pm

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Song Translation

Postby laurynhill » December 20th, 2011, 9:19 pm

yesterday i have listened to a satinder sartaj song on youtube, but i am german and i cant speak punjabi
know my request: can somebody give a short translation of what he sing? or a summary?
here is the awesome song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3pggpyDuNA

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Re: Song Translation

Postby bobbysandhu » December 21st, 2011, 11:16 am

This is Satinder Sartaj's new song Suneha. Sartaj uses a lot of metaphors in his songs and the expressions in Punjabi are quite different from any western language. The Punjabi metaphors and similes cant exactly be translated into English, but i will try. Also, the translation will have to be in Free Verse as the same meter and diction cant be carried into English.

<strong>These are Punjabi lyrics: </strong>
<em>Bhuhian naal khusiyan di gandh kiwein pendi a ji
ik dam hasyan vich khand kiwein pendi a ji
pucho pardesian de thand kiwein pendi aji
jadon kade jande ne punjab nu
de deo suneha koi janaab nu

seene laggi khich kadi muk di ni dilan vichon
rokya ni janda suche khwaab nu
de deo suneha koi janaab nu

ohdi jehi mehak piche dil kina tang hoya
ohde jeha suha suha chawan da v rang hoya
ohde piche kandya da kine wadda jang hoya
pata v hona eh gula nu
de deo suneha koi janaab nu

pauna vichon sungadha kiwein add kar payie das
sone range din kithon mod k leyaiye das
sarotiya da keemti pyaar vekhi
sambhi sartaj de khitab nu
de deo suneha koi janaab nu

titli de khamban wali chaap laggi paniya te
dasso kithe rakhiye kitab nu
de deo suneha koi janaab nu</em>

<strong>English Translation: </strong>
<em>How happiness gets tangled with the doors
How the laughs suddenly get sweetened
Ask the foreigners how satisfied they feel
When they go back to Punjab
someone pass my message to the loved

The longing inside never leaves the heart
And neither can one stop a pure dream
someone pass my message to the loved

How the heart ached for his kind of aroma
The joys became his color of crimson
What a war of thorns was fought for him
The Rose might not even know
Someone pass my message to the loved

How can one separate the fragrance from the air
How can one bring back the golden days
Treasure the precious love of your listeners
Ensure the honor of Sartaj
Someone pass my message to the loved

The Pages are embodied with the wings of a butterfly
where shall I lay the book?
Someone pass my message to the loved</em>

There are a number of problems in translating Punjabi to English... i have tried my best to keep the meanings of the lines. I decided to submit this as an article in our article's section:

http://www.punjabiportal.com/articles/t ... taj-suneha
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Re: Song Translation

Postby iPunjabi » December 22nd, 2011, 2:32 am

@bobbysandhu - You might need to redo the translation for the first para. I've left a comment on your article. Please go through it.
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Re: Song Translation

Postby bobbysandhu » December 22nd, 2011, 12:16 pm

Yup! i read your comment and replied there. Also made the change. Thanks for the input.

But the first two lines are debatable. Due to the low quality of the sound, its not possible to make out exactly what he is saying. Will ask Sartaj whenever i meet him.

Do check this thread as well: translating-punjabi-songs-into-english-t4993.html
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Re: History of Punjabi Music

Postby Azam Gill » April 12th, 2012, 12:54 pm

I distinctly remember reading in a Reader's Digest article on Mozart and/or his music that he was influenced by Punjabi music, but for the life of me can't find the exact reference ... maybe, one of these days, or one of you young computer whizzzes might succeed where I can't!
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