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In the lead up to the religious Sikh festival of *Vaisakhi (13th April), legendary and award-winning Punjabi music icon and actor Gurdas Maan will be joining presenter Neelu Kalsi live in the studio on the Asian Networks Punjabi Show, Friday 10th April, from 8.00pm 10.00pm. 

Gurdas will be speaking to the Asian Network about his music and life as well as what Vaisakhi means to him. Callers will also have the opportunity to put their questions live to Gurdas and speak to the legend himself.

With international hits like Dil Da Mamala and Apna Punjab Hove and numerous successful albums to date there is no question that Gurdas Maan is one of the most respected and talented Punjabi music icons of all time. Having toured the globe and entertained audiences with his lively performances, Gurdas has taken Bhangra music from a regional level to an international stage with his own inimitable style. 

Other Vaisakhi Highlights on the Asian Network include:

    • Gagan Grewal Monday 13th April, 18.00 20.00

            An extended Bank Holiday show where Gagan plays your favourite Punjabi music    requests plus the best bits of Fridays Gurdas Maan interview

    • Devotional Sounds Tuesday 14th April, 05.00 06.00

            A live Vaisakhi special presented by Ravinder Singh Kundra who tells the spiritual story        of Vaisakhi and celebrates with a variety of devotional sounds.

    • Gagan Grewal – Vaisakhi Party, Tuesday 14th April, 17.00 20.00

        Bhangra legend Channi Singh alongside daughter Mona Singh will be live in the studio,   celebrating the day with a feast of musical Bhangra sounds, chat and special    features, including Asian Network DJ Noreens audio diary where she finds out how   Vaisakhi is marked and joins in on some of the special rituals observed. Listeners up   and down the UK reflect on their own celebrations as well as shout outs, listener   dedications and much more to celebrate the magic of Vaisakhi.


* Vaisakhi, is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. It is the Sikh New Year festival and is celebrated on April 13 or 14. It also commemorates 1699, the year Sikhism was born as a collective faith.