Dya Singh (Australia)

Dya Singh's impact on the world music stage has been nothing short of phenomenal. He sings about spirituality in his native Punjabi (with occasional English explanations) and blends traditional music with modern and contemporary trends - country & western and new accoustic music. He has single-handedly taken the traditional Sikh spiritual music of his ancestral Punjab (frontier province on the border of present day India and Pakistan, south of Afghanistan) into the world music stage reaching out from his source indigenous music to fusion with music from other parts of the world. He attributes his unique music to his birth and formative years in multiracial Malaysia, to staunch Sikh parents (his father was a Sikh missionary and minstrel sent to Malaysia from Punjab), and the multicultural opportunities in Australia.

Today Dya Singh heads one of the foremost 'world' music groups in Australia named after him and has six albums in seven short years. The group was born in 1993. He has twice been awarded 'Instrumentalist of the year' by SAMIA (South Australian Music Industry awards). The group has twice been nominated 'World Music Group of the year' winning it once. The group now travels widely throughout the world and is highly acclaimed by both Sikh and alternative mainstream audiences.

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Waho Waho Gobind Singh 10:31 26,701
Mool Mantr (Invocation) 8:06 17,502
Japji Sahib 25:29 15,165
Rehras Sahib 34:05 8,932
Sukhmani Simran 29:23 7,373
Jaap Sahib 31:26 6,332
Kirtan Sohila 6:35 5,243
Mittar Pyare Nu 10:10 4,774
Satgur Ki Seva 5:59 4,522
Benti Chaupai 10:24 3,924
Waheguru Simran 8:35 3,816
Koii Bole Ram Ram Koii Khuda 8:26 3,749
Ashtapadi 1 7:33 3,731
Jup Jup Jup 5:44 3,061
Aavo Sikh Satgur Ke Pyareo 9:25 3,047
Mehma Sadhu Sang Ki 6:49 2,813
Farida Galiye Chikarh 6:09 2,792
Sat Nam 18:49 2,725
Sukhey Harey Kiye Khin Maahey 6:10 2,686
Simran Kar Lai (Meditate) 9:14 2,510
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