President gives away Sangeet Natak Akademi awards, fellowships Pammi Bai


Parmjit Singh Sidhu (Punjabi: ਪਰਮਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਿੱਧੂ; more popularly known as Pammi Bai born 9 November 1965) is an Indian singer, songwriter and Bhangra dancer. He is considered as one of the most notable figures in the world of Punjabi music specialising in the traditional folk dance of Punjab – Bhangra. He is best known for his signature smile and promotion of traditional Punjabi folk music, dance and vibrant dress. He was born in Jakhepal in the district of Sangrur, Punjab, India and now resides in Patiala. He gained national attention with the song “Ashke.” Since then, he has gone on to record over 12 albums and has recorded over hundreds of songs. He is often

He recorded his first audio cassette in 1987, along with the late Narinder Biba. Then he recorded an audio cassette with Surinder Kaur, a renowned TV and radio artist. One of his songs was recorded by Jagjit Singh in his audio cassette released in 1991. Two of his songs were recorded by Music Today. He has worked with music directors like Surinder Bachan, Charanjit Ahuja, Pandit Jawala Parshad and Ved Sethi. However the real break for him came with the release of Ji ne jan nu karda; Rangli Dunia Ton, they were an instant hit.

Pammi Bai has always been a stern follower of Punjabi folk music and is credited with keeping the Punjabi folk tradition alive. His songs include the traditional music instruments of toomba, algoza, toombi, sarangi, wanjli, bugdu, been, dhadd, dholki, dhol, ghara, chimta, dafli and dhoru. His songs include various Bhangra forms like Jhoomar, Malwai, Giddha, Dhandas. He is widely known to be a guardian of old Punjabi culture, and mother tongue Punjabi where in this time the Punjabi music industry is influenced by western culture

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