Dr. Manjit Singh is a researcher, educator, practitioner, and lover of Gurbani Kirtan.
He is the founder of the Nad Music Institute, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA. Manjit Singh lends his musicology expertise at SikhRI’s annual leadership program “Sidak.” He has also developed an online course for SikhRI, “Introduction to Sabad Kirtan.” He is passionate about the musical details flowing from the Guru Granth Sahib. He is keen to bring forth their original flavor through research and collaboration with experts in the field. He holds a Ph.D. in Acoustics and Masters degree in Gurmat Sangit.
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Music has a very unique role in creating and propagating Sikh values. The width and depth of Sikh musical heritage will be shared based on selected Gurbani compositions along with resources for learning Sikh music from beginning to advance levels. The current state of Sikh music will be discussed in relation to Indian music and World music based on available literature and professional standards.
In this podcast, you will hear Vah Guru, the poem recited by SikhRI's Manjit Singh. Khan Bahadur Khwaja Dil Mohammad Sahib published Vah Guru in 1916.
Very few individuals in this world can change lives of people they encounter. Like a sandalwood tree they transmit the fragrance of life to whoever meets them. Sardar Gurbir Singh was one of those rare Guru inspired GurSikhs. And I was one of the fortunate ones to be blessed with his sangat.