Avtar Singh Kang

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Avtar Singh Kang
Also known as A.S. Kang
Born (1949-06-26) June 26, 1949 (age 68)
Kultham, Nawashehar, India
Origin Birmingham, United Kingdomi
Genres Desi
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter, player(Kabaddi)
Instruments Vocals, tumbi, drums, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, organ
Years active 1969–present
Labels Movie box, HMV Records
Website www.askang.co.uk

Avtar Singh Kang is a Punjabi singer and Punjabi Folk contributor. He is also known as 'A.S.' Kang.

Born to a Sikh family in Kultham village of Nawashehar district of Punjab now called SBS Nagar in Indian Punjab, Kang was educated in the Govt. School for 14 years and then moved to U.K. there he played Kabaddi for some time then recorded his first EP- Lut Ke Lehgai in 1978 in the UK which become a super hit. This was the start of a new Phenomena, Kang was the first UK solo Punjabi artist to release an album. He was also the first Uk artist to become international and get a record contract with HMV India. He was also the first UK Punjabi artist to do a recording in India. This recording was of the Giddian Di Rani Album with music produced by K.S.Narula ( father of Jaspinder Narula). Gidhian di rani has gone on to become one of the biggest hit songs in the history of Punjabi music and made Kang a household name amongst Punjabi people. Kang also became the first Punjabi artist to tour North America and many other countries. He then went on to record many other hits songs including: Ashiq Tera, Lambharan Di Nau, Desi boliyan, Valeti Boliyan and Aish Karo.

Recordings[edit]

He recorded Gidhiyan di raniya in HMV New Delhi with Mr. Narula.which was distributed and produced by HMV.

Discography[edit]

Sunne Rehange Chubare Tere(1979 LP records, Publisher: HMV)
Boliyan(1997)[1]
Greatest Hits Vol-I (1999)
Duniya Matlab Di(1980 Music Charanjit Ahuja, Publisher: EMI)[2]
The Maestro(2013)
Greatest Hits Vol-II( )
Gani(1 Jan, 2000, Publisher:Moviebox Birmingham, Ltd.)
Dil De De(2003)
Aish Karo(1 Jan,2001, Publishier: Moviebox Birmingham, Ltd.)[3]
Tear Husn( )
Valeti boliyan(2000)
Pure Gold(1980)
Flashback Boliyan(2010)
Munda Te Kudi(1986)[2]
Gidheyan di raniye (1978)
Kang Fu(1 Jan 1996 Publisher: Moviebox Birmingham, Ltd.)
Eternity()
Untouchable Boliyan(1998)
Flashback Boliyan()
Nachna Punjab Da(2013)[1]
Roop De Lashkare()
Jawani Youth()
Pyar()

The Maestro 2013

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bolliyan - A S Kang Punjabi Songs-Bolliyan 1,Bolliyan 2,Valeti Bolliyan Raag.fm". raag.fm. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "A S Kang (official)". twitter.com. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "A.S. Kang". Last.fm. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "BBC Music - A S Kang". http://www.bbc.co.uk/. Retrieved July 24, 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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