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The genre originated from the British Punjabi community in England during the late 20th century. The roots of modern bhangra music date back to the British Punjabi community in England during the s. This was the first song to combine traditional Asian music with modern western instruments, which would be followed by further developments of this in bhangra. Although bhangra music used many of the elements of Punjabi folk music e.
Bhangra is one of the most prominent examples of this fusion. Bhangra was originally a folk dance of farmers in the Punjab region of India. It was at first used to celebrate harvest, but eventually began to be used in other celebrations such as weddings. In the s, many people of the Punjab region left and went to the UK in the midst of the political turmoil that was taking place in hope to escape to a safer place. With them, they brought the Bhangra dance. Over time, many of these Indians living in Westernized countries wished to reconnect with their roots. Indians began fusing this traditional Indian dance with the dance and music that was popular in the western countries where they had migrated. Bhangra was used by many Indian communities in England as a way to reconnect with and confirm their cultural identity.
Last Updated: April 16, References. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more The Bhangra is a lively dance that originates in the Punjab region in India.