Chirag Pehchan

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Emerging at the height of the Brit-Asian era in the early '80s, Chirag Pehchen successfully combined Punjabi rhythms with reggae, ragga, hip-hop, soul, rock, and dance influences. Formed in the early…
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Emerging at the height of the Brit-Asian era in the early '80s, Chirag Pehchen successfully combined Punjabi rhythms with reggae, ragga, hip-hop, soul, rock, and dance influences. Formed in the early '80s by percussionist/vocalist Amarjit Sidhu, the group was heard regularly on the LBC Radio program Geetmala and the BBC TV show Network East. Sidhu played an essential role in the evolution of England's Bhanga scene, organizing the annual Asian Pop awards, and launching the Kamlee record label.