Channi Singh
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Channi Singh

Channi Singh Biography (Wikipedia)

Harcharanjit Singh Rupal OBE, known professionally as Channi Singh, is a British-Indian bhangra musician, known as the "godfather" of bhangra in the West. Channi is the co-founder, lead singer, producer, and director of Alaap. He came from Malerkotla, Punjab to the UK in 1975 and gradually started the popularity of Punjabi music among the Punjabi youth in the UK, forming the Alaap group in 1977 with Harjeet Gandhi, Randhir Sahota and Inder Kalsi.

By using both Western and Punjabi folk instruments, the group produced a new and more modern style in Punjabi music, later known as UK Bhangra.

Alaap has performed with Jimmy Savile, UB40 and performed at Madison Square Garden in United States, Al Nasr Indoor Stadium in Dubai, and Royal Albert Hall in London. The band was described as ‘Simply the Best’ by the Gurkhas in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has also performed in Canada, Australia and other countries. In 1992, Alaap became the first British Asian band to perform in Pakistan.

Co-founder Harjeet Gandhi died in 2003 following a three year battle with cancer. His funeral was attended by over 2,000 people.

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Cham Cham Nachdi
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Cham Cham Nachdi
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Bhabiye Ni Bhabiye 2010
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Bhabiye Ni Bhabiye 2010
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Ik Kurri Gulab De Phull Wargi
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Ik Kurri Gulab De Phull Wargi
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Ho Jaata Hai Pyar
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Ho Jaata Hai Pyar
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Sabhe Ghat Ram Bola
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Sabhe Ghat Ram Bola
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Teri Chunni Pe Sitare
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Teri Chunni Pe Sitare
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Munde Kanan Vich Mundra
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Munde Kanan Vich Mundra
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Bhabhiye Ni Bhabiye
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Bhabhiye Ni Bhabiye
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Munde Kanan Wich Mundran Pake
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Munde Kanan Wich Mundran Pake
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