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Sukhbir takes Bhangra to Pakistan
Lahore | April 09, 2007 5:08:46 PM IST
 
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Indian Bhangra pop star singer Sukhbir will be releasing his new album in Pakistan, which have been inspired from legendary Pakistani singer Nusrat Fathi Ali Khan.

"My music is a blend of different styles, but I try to keep the Bhangra element a little dominant. The pioneers of Bhangra are the Punjabi bands in the UK like Alaap, Heera, DCS, Sahotas, Malkit Singh and Bill Singh," the Nation quoted Sukhbir as saying.

His latest album, whose name is yet to be finalised, has many people contributing its music scores and lyrics.

"I got inspiration from Nusrat Fathi Ali Khan and Asha Bhoslay. I also like the style of Ibrarul Haq, Fakhir, Ali Zafar and Shazad Roy," he added

Sukhbir who did not find any difference in the pop music of India and Pakistan said, "Pakistani singers are doing well in India. Their songs have been included in Indian movies and have got best awards."

Sukhbir, who grew up in Kenya claimed that he was an Indian national and belonged to Dalli, near Jallandhar.

Presently settled in Dubai, Sukhbir was pursuing career in information technology when he met a businessman Ketan Somaia in Kenya who suggested him to adopt singing as a profession.

"I have absolutely no idea about the Indian pop scene. I recorded a song, shot a video and to my shock the album 'Punjabi Munday' was sold like a hot cake. My first album was declared the best debut album, I was nominated as the best male singer and the video was chosen as the best video. But it is not a one man effort that spells success. From financier to engineer, from producer to manager all play a pivotal role in making album a success," he said about his initial days in his music career. (ANI)

 

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