DALBIR KHANPUR BHUJHANGY GROUP – TRIBUTE CONCERT

DALBIR KHANPUR BHUJHANGY GROUP – TRIBUTE CONCERT

Gucharan & Herjinder Khanpur Bhujhangy Group

Present:

   TRIBUTE CONCERT in the memory

DALBIR KHANPUR  BHUJHANGY GROUP

 

Dalbir Singh Khanpur of Bhujhangy Group

Dalbir Singh Khanpur of Bhujhangy Group

 

 

 Saturday  30TH  NOVEMBER 2013  

Doors Open at  18:30pm

  Show starts Prompt 19:30pm till Late

venue:

THE TOWER BALLROOM
http://www.thetowerbirmingham.co.uk/

Chosen Charity: The British Heart Foundation (225971)

 

 

DALBIR KHANPUR BHUJHANGY GROUP – TRIBUTE CONCERT

DALBIR KHANPUR BHUJHANGY GROUP – TRIBUTE CONCERT

 

Dalbir Khanpur Bhujhangy from the legendary group Bhujhangy Group, passed away Friday 28.11.08

Bhujhangy Group are the world’s longest running bhangra band. The group were founded in Smethwick, Birmingham, England in 1967. The family came to the United Kingdom in the mid-1950s. Dalbir Khanpur Bhujhangy was the senior lead singer of the band.

They were named Bhujhangy Group by the public – meaning “kids” – as they were still teenagers. Their first recording was “Teri Chithi Noon Parthan”, a 7″ EP recorded in 1967. It sold 100 copies, that the band sold themselves. This was released and distributed by the label, OSA Ltd.

Bhujhangy appeared on television in 1969 as part of the celebrations of the 500th birthday of Guru Nanak.

From the early 1970’s, the songs; “Gidhe Wich Nach Baliye” “Tor Teri Balle Balle” “Chitte Dandan Uttue” “Bhabiye Akh Larr Gayee” “Dil De Ja Dil De Ja” and many more were the first recordings to combine traditional Asian sounds with modern western musical instruments and influences, a momentous step in the development of bhangra. They were the first popular band to create a major buzz in the Midlands (UK) in the late 60’s.

An impressive catalogue:

  • The Queens Silver Jubilee Asian Song Contest in 1977 was held at Wembley Conference where they were runners up and won many Asian song contests in the mid-eighties.
  • Bhujhangy Group were honoured to receive the first gold disc for a religious album Dukhian Di Pukar Guru Nanank Aaa Jaween 1979. They celebrated their first 25 years of Bhangra at the Silver Jubilee in 1992 at the Dome Birmingham, UK.
  • Appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the pioneers of Bhangra music in the UK, since 1967.
  • Received an award from The House of Commons, Westminster, London for Punjabi Cultural and Bhangra music in the UK 2009.
  • Received a Life Time Achievement award by Brit Asia TV Hammersmith, London 2011.
  • They have recorded 50 albums and in 2012 they celebrated being in the Bhangra industry for 46 years.

 


CONFIRMED PERFORMING ARTISTS:

 

The show is being Hosted by Noreen Khan from the BBC Asian network. 

 

Bhujhangy Group, Anari Party, Heera, Premi, Balwinder Safri, Apna Sangeet, Azaad Group, Foji, Pardesi, Talwar XLNC, Kulwinder Johal, Dara Shaktee, Tarlochan Singh Bilga, 

Jessica the violinist, Dippa Dosanjh , Bill Rai , Sunny Hayre, Sukha Sangojla, Anand B, jin & Seetal , Binne marwa, Geet Mega Band, Raj Manak, Saqi group,

The Bhangra All Stars Band……and many more

 

Children Under 5′s go free

 

Catering will be done by Shukdev catering Chandi Chowk with the below ticket outlets confirmed :

TICKET OUTLETS:

The Tower Ballroom 0121 455 9222  /   Gurcharan Bhujhangy 07762521584 / Bill Rai 07583339948 /

BIRMINGHAM TICKET AGENTS

Punjabi Roots Music Centre-Smethwick- 0121 558 1767   Sukhdev Catering / Chandni Chowk  – 125 Soho Rd- 0121 554 0042

WOLVERHAMPTON TICKET AGENTS

Lakshmi Sweet Centre- Dudley Rd-01902450939  House of Honey-Dudley Rd-01902459090

LEICESTER TICKET AGENTS

Guru Nanak Sweet Centre- 27 St.Saviours Rd-0116 273 5444 Radias Superstore- Melton Rd-0116 2669 409 

COVENTRY TICKET AGENTS

Shahs Pan House- Foleshill Rd- 02476665277

LONDON TICKET AGENTS

1.       Chandni Chowk Restaurant – 754-756 Green Lane, Ilford  – 020 3222 2000 Chandni Chowk Restaurant – 106 The Broadway, Southall – 020 8867 7200