Swami

Formed 1998.

the pop/bhangra band

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Swami's Diamond Duggal on the phone

Diamond from legendary Birmingham band Swami reveals all about their hotly anticipated new album, 'Upgrade'.

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Biography

Swami are a critically acclaimed British Indian pop/alt/bhangra band from Birmingham, England. It is also the pseudonym of the band's lead performer, producer, DJ and guitarist Diamond Duggal (aka DJ Swami), who founded the band with his brother Simon Duggal. Though 'Swami' traditionally refers to a Hindu monk, the name is an abbreviation of the English phrase 'So Who Am I?'. The band has made it clear through interviews that Swami is a band in the traditional sense, and not a looser collective as is the case with many R&B groups.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Swami - 53431

    Swami - 53431 2009

    Reviewed by Vibhuti Patel
    They appear to have almost invented an entirely new type of sound.
  2. Review of Equalize

    Equalize 2007

    Reviewed by Dipps Bhamrah
    Swami’s Equalize fuses continent-stretching genres, yet retains a traditional...
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