Narendra Singh Negi

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Narendra Singh Negi
Native name नरेन्द्र सिंह नेगी
Born (1949-08-12) 12 August 1949 (age 67)
Pauri, United Provinces, India
(now Uttarakhand, India)
Occupation(s) Folk singer, Composer

Narendra Singh Negi is one of the most prominent folk singers of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.[1]

Background[edit]

Born on 12 August 1949 in Pauri Village nearby Pauri town in Pauri Garhwal District (Uttarakhand), Negi started his career in Pauri

Music career[edit]

Negi started his music career by releasing "Garhwali Geetmala". These Garhwali Geetmalas came in ten different parts. As these Garhwali Geetmalas were from different companies he was finding it difficult to manage them. So he finally switched into releasing his cassettes by giving them separate titles. His first album was titled Buraans, after a flower found in the hills. He has sung over 1000 songs.

He has also given his voice in Garhwali movies such as Chakrachal, Gharjawai, and Meri Ganga Holi Ta Maima Aali.

Although he mostly composes his music in the folk genre, his lyrics depict a huge range of anxieties, tensions and human insights of the people of Uttarakhand. Songs like "Naya Zamana Ka Choron" which shows generational disparity, 'Bol Chitthi Kile Ni Bhezi' depicting the innocence of adolescent love and 'tehri doobhana lagyun cha' which shows the pain of people losing their homes because of the tehri dams are some of his hits.

List of albums[edit]

Album Title
Merosong Chuyaal
Dagidya
Ghasyari
Haldi haath
Hosiya umar
Jai dhari devi
Kai the khojyani holi
Maya ko mundaro
Nauchammi narena
Nayu nayu byo cha
Rumuk
Salyaan Syali
Samdola ka dwi din
Syani
Thando re thando
Tu holi beera
Tumari maya ma
Utha jaga uttrakhand
Khud
Ab Kadga Khelyo
Wa Jyunali Raat
Tappkara
Barkha
100 ku Note
Taka chan ta takataka
Kargile Ladaima
Chibdaat
Geet Ganga

List of movies[edit]

Movie Title
Chakrachaal
Gharjawai
Meri Ganga Holi Ta Maima Aali
Kauthig
Batwaru
Cham Ghunguru
Jai Dhari Devi
Subero Ghaam

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pradeep, Rawat. "Kumaouni". Merosong. Online kumaouni and Garhwali songs Radio Station. Retrieved 1 June 2016.