The Beat Of Bhangra

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Heard On The Odyssey Series
World Music Network 2010

This weekend’s edition of TOS centers on Bhangra, a genre of dance-friendly popular music ground in the folk music of Punjab, with notable influences from western contemporary popular music of the 70s and 80s that aided the new sound that showcased the bands just as much as the lead singers. Hear it on TRTHG page at

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Tom Blain Technical Director