Channi Singh (Alaap) Awarded OBE

Channi Singh (Alaap) Awarded OBE

Channi Singh one of the Pioneers of UK Bhangra, was awarded the OBE "For services to Bhangra Music, Charity and to the commty in Hounslow, West London", in the Queens Birthday list that was anounced today.
  
Channi Singh started of singing in the mid – late 70's with his band Alaap and is still performing on stage today 40 years later.
  
Alaap were also one of the 1st British Bhangra bands to perform in Pakistan & have performed in Africa, Canada, USA & many more countires around the world. Alaap were also the headline act at the 1st ever Bhangrafest event in the UK, held back in sep 2006 in Birmingham.