Living Legend...Gurdas Maan .... Article by
Dipps Bhamrah 13 Apr 07, 11:27 AM [ www.bbc.co.uk ]
I have a question for you….how many artists do you know
that appeal to a 6 year child, their 30 plus parents and their
70 plus granparents? How many artists can you think of, that
would pay to watch another artist perform? Which artist has the
respect to bring together different castes, communities and religions
with the power of their music? Does anyone have the amazing ability
to have that pull? Well within the world of Punjabi music there
is one man who stands alone who can answer these questions….that
man is the living legend, Gurdas Maan!
many people Gurdas Maan is the be all and end all of music.
He is the leader of Punjabi music,
culture and pride.
A singer, song writer, composer, actor, he is the equivalent
to Elvis Presley. His song, style, profile, mere presses,
has an overwhelming effect on those who are fortunate to
see him perfor or in person. In my personal opinion, the
transition from artist to legend is cemented when the performer
doesn’t even need to sing but can give his audience
that look and still have them chanting his name. That’s
Maan has been the undisputed king of Punjabi music since
making his debut back in 1980. His
performance of ‘Dil