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Bhai Avtar Singh Gurcharn Singh Ragi
Honoring
Bhai Avtar Singh Bhai Gurcharan Singh Ragi
Bhai Avtar Singh and Bhai Gurcharan Singh have made a significant contribution in securing the identity of Gurmat Sangeet. This duo of kirtankaars has set a milestone in preservation and promotion of the traditional kirtan style of Gurukaal. Their book, Gurbani Sangeet Pracheen Reet Ratnavali, containing musical compositions, published by Punjabi University, helps to strengthen our relationship with the kirtan style of the Gurukaal.
Lovers of Gurmat Sangeet have tried to locate the original formats of Gurmat Sangeet in the face of the impact on the kirtan traditions made by other musical traditions in the past and popular music trends in the present. These ancient traditions, documented by Bhai Avtar Singh and Bhai Gurcharan Singh will prove to be an invaluable treasure for the music lovers engaged in finding the original forms of Gurmat Sangeet. Humanity would benefit from exposure to this rich heritage if the teaching and training of these ancient traditions was made compulsory for all.
Ancient Traditions
By
Gurnam Singh
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Dr. Gurnam Singh is Professor & Head, Department of Gurmat Sangeet and Gurmat Sangeet Chair, Punjabi University, Patiala