Kuljit Bhamra

Kuljit is a virtuoso tabla player, composer and record producer. He was a pioneer of the British Bhangra sound in the early 1980s. His MBE was awarded in the Queen's Birthday Honour's List 2009 for services to Bhangra and Asian Music. Kuljit has performed with Ringo Starr, Enrique Inglesias, Shakira, Sarah Brightman, Sugababes, and produced numerous Asian artists as well as his own albums. His composition credits include Bhaji On The Beach, Bend It Like Beckham, The Far Pavilions, The Ramayana, The Twelfth Night, and percussion arrangements for Bombay Dreams. He has also featured as a performer on Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom, The Guru, A Little Princess, Wings Of A Dove, The Four Feathers and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. www.kuljitbhamra.com

Title Track Length Description Composers Controls
Bhangra Daybreak 2:09

Pumping Bhangra dance theme. Bright and upbeat.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Henna Party 1:58

Cheerful fun melody. A celebrational gathering.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Jagannath 1:30

Dramatic festival music. Picks up pace at 33 seconds.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Kerala 2:19

Gentle meditative theme. Warm and relaxing on the water.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Taj Mahal 1:40

Mysterious strings and strong drum rhythms.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Mumbai Jumble 2:00

Dramatic atmosphere and energetic dance groove.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Indian Wedding 1:23

Traditional melody featuring Indian pipe and tabla. Romantic.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Dance Of The Dervish 1:20

Fast moving soundscape. Swirling rhythms.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Indian Summer 1:41

Traditional southern Indian raag.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Maharajas Revenge 2:01

Dark and mysterious. Hot and exotic. Doubles pace halfway.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Summer Festival 1:32

Traditional vocal group, drums and sitar. 

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Summer Festival (without voice) 1:46

Festival music. Mesmerizing with dramatic drums.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Delhi Express 2:06

Steam train soundscape with classical Indian themes.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Rogan Josh 1:53

Bollywood strings create an urban Indian atmosphere.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Train To Kashmir 1:24

Fast moving, driving percussion. Joyful.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
The Courtesan 1:54

Sultry dramatic atmosphere leads into fast moving 'tabla talk'.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Raj Against The Machine 2:23

Amplified sitar and drum texture. Moody modern India.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Indian Souk 2:03

Street sounds and vocal chant. The heart of the city.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Mother Ganges 1:21

Epic and expansive Indian sound collage. Bhangra beat.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Meditation 1:38

Mysterious string atmosphere. Desert heat.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Movie Masala 1:22

New meets old with a driving groove. Modern Indian cinema.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Indian Snake Charmer 1:20

Traditional sitar drone and Indian pipe. Spiritual.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra