Bhangra as a Official Music Genre – Sign the Petition
The roots of modern bhangra music date back to at least the mid 20th century in Punjab, India. Do a search on google and you get 14,000,000 results!
Over the years theres been a lot of bhangra music being produced on a daily basis which has given raise to numerous bhangra dance videos and bhangra classes. So its strange that Bhangra music does not have its own specific category like for instance ragge music.
Having a bhangra genre would make it easier to find bhangra music say in itunes or any music oriented site or software.
“Bhangra is part of every Punjabi Briton’s life, regardless of whether they arrived in the 1960s wave which established the UK’s largest community, in Birmingham, or in drifts from post-Amin Uganda, or – like Bobby Friction and most bhangra artists – were British born” writes Sue Steward in the Music Observer article https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/oct/14/urban