Black History Month series of programmes continue tonight, Sunday 11 October at 10.00pm with Javed Sattar and a special feature on Bhangra music.
The fundamentals of modern Bhangra music began and developed the features most associated with this type of traditional music. It is fusion of Indian and Western music. Bhangra was originally a type of folk dance music from Punjab in India. Workers in the fields would sing songs to the rhythm of the dhol drum.
Modern Bhangra music is a fusion of cultures, mainly Indian and British. Indian instruments such as the dhol drum and tumbi are used. The dhol drum is a double headed barrel drum which plays the traditional chaal rhythm displayed in the figure.
Black History Month, Sunday 11 October at 10.00pm on Paisley FM 107.5