A great song and its melody are universal. You don’t need to understand the words to enjoy them. You just listen to the music and enjoy.
When you’re in India, there are a ton of amazing artists you need to check out live. Below are just 6 of my favourite artists that I’ve seen live.
Diljit Dosanjh (Punjabi bhangra)
If you want to drink, eat, and party like a North Indian then there’s nothing better than Diljit’s swag and the heavy beat of his Bhangra tracks. Listen to Radio to see what I mean.
When you’re in North India, this is what you’ll hear on repeat every night – especially during wedding season. His concerts are big parties!
Arijit Singh (Bollywood pop)
Amit Trivedi (Bollywood pop & more)
Mame Khan (Rajasthani folk)
Mame is the first regional artist on this list. Going to a Mame Khan performance is like being transported to the bright colours of Rajasthani. All the musicians remain seated and belt out some mesmerising tunes.
Nooran Sisters (Punjabi Folk)
The Nooran Sisters are Sufi (the inward dimension of Islam) singers. They have very strong and powerful voices and mainly sing devotional songs. I have no idea what they’re singing, but to see them in concert is an experience.
Indian Ocean (Rock)
Indian Ocean is an older Hindi rock band that performs originals. They’re an Indian Fleetwood Mac or The Eagles. If you’re a rock fan, go check them out.