Kirit Singh

India, Music and Me


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The Lost Music of Amritsar

Its been a while since I last posted and a phone conversation with an old friend from Amritsar spurred me to write something which I have been meaning to for a while. Amritsar is a very stirring place for me... Continue Reading →


The London Life

Despite the excitement I had cultivated toward my London return, upon arrival I was surprised to observe how the initial feeling which overtook me was one of mild disappointment. Being in India for such a long time, I had become accustomed to the hustle and... Continue Reading →

Namdhari Kīrtan

I would like to share a nugget from my recent research into one aspect of Sikh music. This is a slightly specialised topic but I hope one of interest to some. Amongst the Sikhs today, the Namdhari community, identified by... Continue Reading →

Ustad Harbhajan Singh Namdhari – A Diamond in the Rough

I would like to share a few words about a gem of a person and a treasure of music hidden away in the town of Leeds, UK. Ustad ji lives in a tiny room tucked away in the upper floor... Continue Reading →

Rababis – A Muslim-Sikh Tradition

I mentioned the Rababis in my last post, in particular with regard to how their musical tradition represented one of the authentic Kirtani lineages dating back to the guru's times and how their tradition is practically lost today. Before coming... Continue Reading →

Vidya and Learning

This weekend has been taken up with Diwali festivities and Calcutta has been taken by a storm of light! Its been both beautiful, fun and unexpected in that the Bengalis celebrate Kali Puja at this time too. I stumbled upon... Continue Reading →

Dhrupad, Sikh Music and the start of my journey!

It has been an eventful start to my trip to say the least. There was last minute drama before I even got on the plane where I had to rush to buy my return ticket at the airport as, under... Continue Reading →

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