Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ustad Gurmit Singh Ji

I got to know Bhai Gurmit Singh Ji when he arrived to the UK in the mid seventies. He did so much to promote tabla in the UK, teaching hundreds of students and can justifiably be regarded as one of the leading Sikh tabla players in recent decades.

But he was more than a tabla player, spirituality and music played a significant role in his life. His tabla accompaniment with the late Gyani Amolak Singh Ji doing kirtan is unforgettable. Gyaini ji and Gurmeet Singh ji, what an electric combination!.

Sadly he passed away in April this year. You can read more about him here

Listen to the shabad ਮਿਲੁ ਮੇਰੇ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮਾ ਜੀਉ ਤੁਧੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਖਰੀ ਨਿਮਾਣੀ ॥, sung by Gyani Amolak Singh Ji with Gurmit Singh Ji on tabla.

6 comments:

Sikhi Seeker said...

I aint able to access the link...but the Shabad seems highly enticing (I LOVE the Bairagi genre of Kirtan...if i can call it so)...so help plz!

msingh said...

sikhi seeker, I keep forgetting that these links might open (or not open) differently on different browsers and different versions of Windows.

Please go to this link

http://www.ektaone.com/pl_05_amolaksingh.php

and select the shabad you want to hear - you can either save it onto your hard disk or open it with real player or windows media player.

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satvinder said...

MSingh ji,

This shabad is beautiful and the tabla playing is amazing!

Thank you for sharing.

Sikhi Seeker said...

it's still not working...but not your fault nemore. I guess i'll try again later. but thanks for the link :)
Satnam!

msingh said...

I've made a few changes to the html, try listening again (you'le have to click on the play button in the new window that open up).

Hope it works now.

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Sikhi Seeker said...

thankoo...it works now! And its NICE!