Panjabi MC

Other names of Panjabi MC: Rajinder Singh Rai

Panjabi MC is an English musician, rapper, recording artist, producer as well as a DJ. His real name is Rajinder Singh Rai. He is of Punjabi descent. He was born on 14th February in 1973 in Coventry in England in the United Kingdom. He is well known for Mundian To Bach Ke which released in 2002.

He touches upon various genres through his music which includes Hip-hop, Electronica, Asian underground, Bhangra, Turntablism, etc. His name Panjabi MC came to him through his Punjabi music which was widely popular. He aimed at creating a fusion of two completely different genres Punjabi and hip hop. He attempted a remix of Gharian Milan De, after which was approached by Nachural Records.

His release Mudian to Bach Ke was a hit. It was a mix of the theme of Knight Rider, a Tv series, and Bhangra. The song became famous in entire Europe and also had a video made in 2003 which featured Jay-Z, the American rapper. In the year 2004, he did a mix with a Turkish singer but did not release the mixed version of the song. The song was called Mirza. He released an album by the name, Indian Timing in the year 2008.

He used samples from Ofra Haza for it. One of his music videos called Snake Charmer received screening at the music video night of Deejay Ra at the Toronto film festival which is one of the longest-running film festivals in South Asia. He featured on television as well when he made a debut in Canada in Ontario at the Payal Banquet Hall.

The show which aired was called The Bhangrametry and Deejay Ra was the host of the show. It aired on the Asian Television Network. One of his songs Jatt Ho Giya Sharabee featured in one of the episodes of the Tv show called Heroes, in the year 2006.

Mundian To Bach Ke was heard in Queer As Folk and the blockbuster Bend It Like Beckham in the year 2002. The show Wild Boyz featured Panjabi MC’s song Yaaran Kollon Sikh Kuriye in the form of a music video. Panjabi MC made it to the list of Top of the Pops and All music also honored him with the title of One of the most known names in bhangra.

He made compilation albums like Illegal in the year 2006 with Nupur Audio and Sentello 2 in 2004 with Korean Cd. He received the award for best dance act in MTV Europe music awards in 2003, MOBO awards in 2003 and many others.

Janelle Monae English Actress

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monáe Robinson professionally known as Janelle Monáe was born on December 1, 1985, is an American songwriter, singer, model, and actress. The Audition was her first unofficial studio album. After that, she made a debut with extending play (EP) titled Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). She spent her early years in the city named Kansas where she was born. Her father was a truck driver whose name was Michael Robinson Summers. At a very young age, she was passionate about singing and always had a dream of becoming a singer. She studies drama at American Dramatic and Musical Academy in New York. She then met some like- minded young artists and founded the Wondaland Arts Society in 2001. She has received 51st Annual Grammy Award for her EP titled Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). For her single named “Many Moons,” she got Grammy nominated under the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Monae released her first full-length studio album named “The ArchAndroid” in the year 2010 which was a sequel to her first extended play. Bad Boy Records released her first album. This album got many appreciations and bagged a nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album at 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. This album reached the 17th spot on the Billboard 200. She has won many Awards for her music including six Grammy Awards. The Electric Lady, released on September 10, 2013, was her second studio album. In recognition of her Social leadership and artistry Boston city council named October 16, 2013, as “Janelle Monáe Day” in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. She has also done major roles in movies like Moonlight and Hidden figures. Both films won many nominations and Awards. In the year 2010, American Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers gave Monáe the Vanguard Award at the Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. On September 28, 2010, Monae performed “Tightrope", in “Dancing with the Stars” when the 11th season of the show was going on. In 2011, Monae performed at 53rd Annual Grammy Awards alongside Bruno Mars on her track named “Cold War.” Standing Ovation was received by them for their outstanding performance. At the Toronto Jazz festival, she has performed on two new songs named "Dorothy Dandridge Eyes" and "Electric Lady" in June 2012. She has also appeared at the North Sea Jazz festival for two consecutive years in Europe and also in the 46th addition of Montreux Jazz Festival held in Switzerland in July 2012. At iTunes Festival in London, Monae has performed on September 14, 2013, along with Chic. Alongside Stevie Wonder, Monae has performed at Global Citizens Festival held on September 28 in Central Park. On October 26, she has performed with the host Edward Norton on “Saturday Night Live” as featured musical guest. Janelle Monae Robinson has won total of 31 Awards and got nominated for 45 Awards which includes 2 Black Reel Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Award, 1 Critic Choice Award, 1 MTV Video Music Award, etc.

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Colin Stetson

Colin Stetson, conceived March 3, 1975 is an American-brought into the world Canadian saxophonist, multireedist, and author. He is best known as a customary partner of the outside the box shake acts Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Bell Orchestre, and Ex Eye. Notwithstanding saxophone, he plays clarinet, bass clarinet, French horn, woodwind, and cornet. Stetson has discharged different performance discharges, including his introduction and resulting collections New History Warfare Vol. 1, 2, and 3, a community oriented studio collection with spouse and musician Sarah Neufeld entitled Never Were the Way She Was (2015), SORROW: A Reimagining of Henryk Górecki's third Symphony (2016), and All This I Do for Glory (2017). His all-encompassing saxophone procedures spread propelled round breathing, multiphonics, altissimo, microtones, (reed) vocalizations, percussive valve-work, clicking keys, and snarling. The general impact drove The New Yorker film faultfinder Anthony Lane to depict Stetson's score to the film Hereditary as having been apparently 'scored for violins, percussion, a humpback whale, and bats.' His first independent collection, New History Warfare, Vol. 1, was discharged in 2008. His second and third collections, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges and New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, were discharged by Constellation Records in mid 2011. On June 16, the collection was named as a longlisted chosen (one of 40) for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. On July 6, the collection was named as a shortlisted (one of 10) candidate for the 2011 honor. Stetson was picked by Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties celebration that he curated in December 2011 in Minehead, England. The last collection of the set of three, New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, was discharged by Constellation Records in April 2013, and was a longlist chosen one for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize. April 2015 saw the arrival of Never Were the Way She Was, the main account of Stetson's couple venture with long-lasting teammate Sarah Neufeld. Stetson's collection All This I Do for Glory was discharged on April 28, 2017.

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