Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Foji - Ek Peg

Foji, the singer who staged a bhangra flash mob in Birmingham, has released the video for his latest single. Ek Peg features the vocals of Ravi Bal and is the first single from his forthcoming album.

As the title suggests, Ek Peg is a drinking song. However, unlike the usual bhangra songs about drinking, it's more a warning about the dangers of drinking rather than the enjoyment. The video makes some jokes and differs from other bhangra videos with it's lack of female backing dancers or models.

Despite these differences, I found the song a little monotonous. Ravi Bal's vocal are good, but as someone who doesn't drink to excess, Ek Peg was lost on me. Will it change the drinking habits of the Punjabi community? Probably not, but well done Foji for making an effort.  

Sunday, 1 February 2015


It’s time for Bhanguary on Sari-Clad Speakers. The whole month of February will be a special online event devoted to all things bhangra, with more dhol beats than you can shake a stick at!

Over the next 28 days I'll be digging out golden oldies, revisiting modern classics and introducing you to some brand new ones. I'll also look at the people making bhangra and how the influence of Bhangra has spread all over the world.

#Bhangruary - putting the brua into February!