Punjabi anthems / India
Sonny Singh’s music is spiritual and rebellious, “vibrant, ebullient, and energized . . . a prayer for our ailing world” (JazzTimes). His first musical outlet as a child of immigrant parents in North Carolina was singing Sikh devotional music in gurdwaras (Sikh houses of worship). His energy shifted to other types of music as he became
a more serious musician: ska, reggae, funk, punk rock, bhangra, and more. (As a singer and trumpet player, he has been central to the sound and raw energy of Lotus Festival favorite Red Baraat.) His music is an uplifting space for reflection and action. “Steeped in Sikh devotional themes, with an anthemic Punjabi sound” (NPR Music).
Sponsored by IU Dhar India Studies Program
Saturday, Sept. 30 Lotus in the Park, 6th Street Tent
Sunday, Oct. 1 Buskirk-Chumley Theater