Sangtar

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Sangtar
Birth name Sangtar Singh Heer
Born (1973-10-09) October 9, 1973 (age 41)
Halluwal Punjab India
Origin Surrey, Canada
Genres Hindustani classical music, punjabi, bhangra, pop, folk
Occupation(s) Singer, music composer, record producer, songwriter, audio editor, video editor, back vocalist and poet
Instruments Guitar, musical keyboard, harmonium, flute, mandolin, tumbi
Years active Poetry/Songwriting: 1987–present
Composing & producing: 1993–present
Singing: 2009
Labels Plasma Records (India)
Kiss Records (UK)
Associated acts Manmohan Waris
Kamal Heer
Website www.sangtar.com

Sangtar Heer, more commonly known as just Sangtar, is a Punjabi singer, music composer, songwriter and poet. He has written songs and made music for many singers such as Kamal Heer, Manmohan Waris and Debi Makhsoospuri. His older brother Manmohan Waris and younger brother Kamal Heer are both Punjabi Pop\Folk singers.

Discography[edit]

Compilations/Live[edit]

Shaunki Mela 2003-Surrey Live (Recorded Live at Millennium Park, Surrey, Canada on June 21, 2003. Along with Manmohan Waris, Gurpreet Ghuggi and Sangtar)

Punjabi Virsa 2004-Wonderland Live (Recorded Live at Canada's Wonderland, Canada. Along with Manmohan Waris and Kamal Heer)

  • Released: October, 2004
  • Format: DVD and CD
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Mangal Hathur, Davinder Khannewala, Debi Makhsoospuri, Malkiat Meet, Jasbir Gunachauria and Kuldip Deep
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 28

Punjabi Virsa 2005-London Live (Recorded Live at London. Along with Kamal Heer and Manmohan Waris)

  • Released: November, 2005
  • Format: DVD and CD
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Mangal Hathur and Davinder Khannewala
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 26

Punjabi Virsa 2006-Toronto Live (Recorded Live at the Hershey Center, Mississauga on July 24, 2006. Along with Kamal Heer and Manmohan Waris)

  • Released: December, 2006
  • Format: DVD and CD
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Baba Bulleh Shah, Mangal Hathur, Davinder Khanewala, Sangtar and Jasbir Gunachauria
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 37

Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live (Recorded Live at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, Canada on August 30, 2008. Along with Kamal Heer and Manmohan Waris)

  • Released: February, 2009
  • Format: DVD and CD
  • Label: Plasma Records, Planet Recordz
  • Writer: Prof. Mohan Singh, Mushtak Alam Goga, Mangal Hathur, Charan Likhari, Jasbir Gunachauria, Debi Makhsoospuri and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 27

Albums composed[edit]

Year Album
1993 Gaairan Naal Peenghan Jhotdiye
1994 Hasdi De Phul Kirde
1995 Sohniay De Laare
1996 Sajjre Challe Muklave
1997 Gali Gali Vich Hokay
Chardi Kala Panth Khalsa
1998 Akhian
Mittaran Da Sah Rukhda
1999 Balle Ni Balle
2000 Kamli
Laare Tere Nayi Mukkene
Husn Da Jadu
2001 Dil Di Chori
Gajray Gori De
2002 Masti-Kanthay Vala
2003 Dil Vatte Dil
Ghar Hoon Kitni Ky Doore
Shaunki Mela 2003-Surrey Live
Masti 2
2004 Bhotu Shah Ji Vihle Ne
Nachiye Majajene
Punjabi Virsa 2004-Wonderland Live
2005 Bhotu Shah Ji Fadde Gaye
Punjabi Virsa 2005-London Live
Duniya
2006 Masti Three
Tasveer-Live
Punjabi Virsa 2006-Toronto Live
2007 Chan Jiha Gabhru
Dil Nachda
2008 Moti Chun Ke
Laare Giniye
2009 Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live
Jinday Ni Jinday[1]
2010 Dil Te Na Laeen[2]
2011 Punjabi Virsa 2011 - Aus/NZ Live[3]

Songs written[edit]

  • "Gidhe Vich Nachdi"
  • "Lai Gaee Kalja"
  • "Akhian De Vanaj"
  • "Laare Laa Ke"
  • "Do Jugtaan"
  • "Rang Na Vata Laeen"
  • "Thumke Te Thumka"
  • "India Salaama Karda"
  • "Hath Hath Mein"
  • "Lakh Patla Jiha"
  • "Gaune Da Ghar Doore"
  • "Kar Hi Tamasha Dekhe"
  • "Mar Gae Majajne"
  • "Vasde Raho Pardesio"
  • "Sare Hi Trucka Vale Ne"
  • "Mul Morta"
  • "Nashedi Dil"
  • "Dhol Vajda Riha"
  • "Dil Te Na Laeen"
  • "Dhian Rukh Te Pani"

Videography[edit]

Release DVD Record Label Notes
August 2003 Shounki Mela 2003-Suurey Live Plasma Records Live in Surrey Along with Manmohan Waris, Kamal Heer and Gurpreet Ghuggi
October 2004 Punjabi Virsa 2004-Wonderland Live Plasma Records/Kiss Records Live in Canada's Wonderland Along with Kamal Heer and Manmohan Waris
November 2005 Punjabi Virsa 2005 Live in London Along with Kamal Heer and Manmohan Waris
2006 Punjabi Virsa Behind the Scenes Plasma Records Making Of Whole Punjabi Virsa Tour, Along with Manmohan Waris and Kamal Heer
December 2006 Punjabi Virsa 2006-Toronto Live Plasma Records/Kiss Records Live in Toronto Along with Kamal Heer and Manmohan Waris
February 2009 Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live Along with Kamal Heer and Manmohan Waris

Filmography[edit]

Producer[edit]

  • Red Dog Diary: A Dogumentary (2010)

Cinematographer[edit]

  • Red Dog Diary: A Dogumentary (2010) (Co-Cinematographer)

Sound department[edit]

  • Tales from Beyond (2004) (Sound Effects Editor)
  • Dirty Love (2005) (Sound Editor)
  • I Tried (2007) (Sound Editor)[4]

Live performances[edit]

Date Concert/Tour Notes
August 2003 Shounki Mela 2003 Along with Manmohan Waris, Kamal Heer and Gurpreet Ghuggi[5]
October 2004 Punjabi Virsa 2004 Toured Canada and the USA Along with Manmohan Waris and Kamal Heer
May–July 2005 Punjabi Virsa 2005 Toured Europe Along with Manmohan Waris and Kamal Heer
April–October 2006 Punjabi Virsa 2006 Toured Australia, Canada, USA and Europe Along with Manmohan Waris and Kamal Heer[6]
August/September 2007 Punjabi Virsa 2007 Toured Europe Along with Manmohan Waris and Kamal Heer[7]
August/September 2008 Punjabi Virsa 2008 Toured Canada and the USA Along with Manmohan Waris and Kamal Heer[8]
August 2009 Punjabi Virsa 2009 Toured Australia and New Zealand Along with Manmohan Waris and Kamal Heer[9]
June–September 2010 Punjabi Virsa 2010 Is going to tour the UK in June and July 2010, USA in July and August 2010 and Canada in September 2010. Along with Manmohan Waris and Kamal Heer[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category For Result
2006 Album of the Year Punjabi Virsa 2006 Won[11]
2009 Best Non-Resident Punjabi Music Director Laare Giniye Nominated
2010 Best Non-Resident Punjabi Music Director Jinday Ni Jinday Nominated
Best Duel Vocalists Vasde Raho Pardesio (Along with Kamal Heer and Manmohan Waris Nominated
Best Non Resident Punjabi Vocalist Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live Nominated
Best Folk Oriented Album Won
Best Non Resident Punjabi Album Nominated[12]

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