Rabbi Shergill
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Rabbi Shergill

New Delhi, NCT, India | MAJOR

New Delhi, NCT, India | MAJOR
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Rabbi has since worked as a music director and lyricist for the Hindi movie, Delhii Heights. He has also performed at the World Social Forum in Brazil, played at the inauguration of the Tri-Continental Film Festival in New Delhi and various other Live Shows.

On April 9, 2008, Nokia India announced that Shergill's album, Avengi Ja Nahin, would be available exclusively on its Nseries range of multimedia devices for a period of one month prior to its audio cd release. The album contains nine songs and deals with issues like communal violence, social responsibility and the need for “collective morality”.
Musical style

Shergill's principal contribution to music lies in the use of Punjabi — which previously had a reputation similar to that of either Bhangra or traditional folk — to create acoustic rock-based ballads, providing a new musical perspective to this language. And with his poetic, socially relevant lyrics and an adult alternative sound, Shergill instantly connected with an urban crowd who loved him for his genuine and original approach to his songs. His songs are deeply philosophical and blend archaic, almost lost, Punjabi phrases into far more recent Indian rock music with great ease.

Rabbi's music has been inspired by Rock as well as Sufi and Punjabi folk music. His favourite musicians include Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Jimmy Page.

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Rabbi Shergill (born Gurpreet Singh Shergill, 1973) in Jatt Sikh

family is an Indian musician well known for his debut album Rabbi

and the chart-topper song of 2005, "Bulla Ki Jaana".

His music has been described variously as rock, Punjabi, with a

bani style melody, and Sufiana, and "semi-Sufi semi-folksy kind of

music with a lot of Western arrangements." Rabbi has been called

"Punjabi music's true urban balladeer"

His first album Rabbi was released in 2004. Relying on word-of-mouth publicity and a music video, Rabbi Shergill was an instant success. The song "Bulla Ki Jaana" was the most frequently played non-film song of 2005 in India. The song "Bulla Ki Jaana" was also requested to be included in movies like Waisa bhi hota hai part II and Paap but was rejected by Rabbi. The other songs in the album include songs of joy ("Ajj Nachna"), love ("Tere Bin") and even on contemporary issues ("Jugni").

Most of the songs in the album were composed and written by Rabbi himself except for "Bulla ki Jana" based on the poetry of 18th century Muslim Sufi mystic Baba Bulleh Shah, "Heer" from Heer by Waris Shah and "Ishtihar" by Shiv Kumar Batalvi.