Bhangra Bhat

Ravi Sagoo presents a series of conversation and music programmes that chart the history of Bhangra and Asian music across Britain

6x 1hr, by Demus, first aired February 2022

‘Bhangra Bhat’ translates as Punjabi conversations. This English series will chart music from the first wave of the Asian diaspora coming in the 60’s, through the generations to the current crop of Bhangra/Bollywood artists making music from all over the UK.

Through their stories and their own music, alongside the key Asian records that inspired them, all areas of Asian music will be covered from Bollywood, spiritual/devotional music, crossover, world and of course Bhangra!

Episode 1: Channi Singh (Alaap) – The Godfather of British Bhangra and founder of the band that led the Bhangra explosion Alaap.

Episode 2: Tru-Skool – Artist and Record Producer producing for some of Bhangra’s most noted artist including JK, Karan Aujila, and Bollywood star and singer Diljit Dosanjh.

Episode 3: Shin (DCS) – Frontman of iconic Midlands band DCS who are in their fifth decade continuing to excite audiences old and young.

Episode 4: Rameet Sandhu – Scottish Bhangra and Bollywood actress signed to the biggest youtube channel in the world T-Series who’s worked with rapper Curtis Young, and Dr Zeus.

Episode 5: Tigerstyle (pictured below) – Scottish production duo famous for bringing Bhangra to the mainstream via Britain’s Got Talent, BBC Electric Proms and political charged Bhangra.

Episode 6: Bally Sagoo – Artist and record producer who pioneered the fusion of dance, soul and reggae music with Bhangra hitting the UKT Top 20 with “Dil Cheez (My Heart …) and brought Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to the mainstream.

Broadcast on:

  • Awaz FM
  • Asian FX
  • Panjab Radio
  • Radio Maxx
  • Awaaz FM 99.8
  • Faza FM
  • Diverse FM
  • Meridian
Bhangra Bhat Trail
Community Radio Network