STYLE: Bhangra

Date: Sat 30th August

Location: Main Stage

Time: 20.05- 21.00

Their name means ‘Leaders’ and in a real sense Alaap are the leaders of the modern Bhangra scene. Fondly referred to as the ‘Godfathers of Bhangra’, the band are credited with having pioneered modern Bhangra music around the world, carving a path for others to follow. Formed in 1977 by founder and lead singer Channi Singh, Alaap started out performing in temples and at small functions. Today they enjoy an impressive legacy, having broken barriers and opened doors for Bhangra music in the mainstream, been invited by world renowned figures, world music organisations and mainstream TV channels to represent Punjabi culture. Channi is also the first British Asian to compose and direct music for big banner Bollywood films such as Feroz Khan’s ‘Yalgaar’, ‘Janasheen’ and K.C. Bokadia’s ‘Shaktiman’ to name a few.