Weekday Lounge Exclusive | Rabbi Shergill: Urban balladeer

Weekday Lounge Exclusive | Rabbi Shergill: Urban balladeer
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First Published: Wed, Jun 18 2008. 11 15 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Aug 13 2008. 10 46 AM IST
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The 2005 surprise hit Bulla Ki Jaana heralded the arrival of a new and original talent in the Indian music scene—someone who drew deeply from the rich musical tradition of Punjab and the subcontinent’s sufi heritage, and also counted Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin among his formative influences. With its fresh sound and new lyrics that spoke about love and longing—and also about oppression, greed and malice—Rabbi Shergill’s, self titled debut album, Rabbi, won him legions of fans.
He has followed it up with a much awaited album, Avengi Ja Nahi, which will be released tomorrow. Speaking of the seven Punjabi, one Hindi and one English song featured in the album, Rabbi says, “I am not consciously trying to create a new sound or create a thematic collection, but I try to enjoy different sounds; the album is composed of these spontaneous musings, reflecting eclectic influences.”
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First Published: Wed, Jun 18 2008. 11 15 PM IST