Wednesday, March 22, 2006
"It's uncomfortable to be stared at because of how you look. But what if your religion requires you to stand out in a crowd? It's something thousands of people living in the Puget Sound area deal with everyday. They are Sikh. They say while they're very visible, people don't know who they are. KPLU's Paula Wissel went to find out." (Original Article Here) -
© Copyright 2006, KPLU
The exhibit "Sikhs: 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest" will be at The Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle through April 16th. If you are in the area definitely go check it out.
Monday, March 20, 2006
Gurujot...you rock! Ever since I heard him playing the Dilruba a few weeks ago in Gurdwara I have fallen in love with the sound of this instrument. There is something to this sound which just moves me. It's so great seeing so many sikhs learning how to play these instruments which were from the Guru's time. I am thankful that organizations like Raj Academy are helping revive these instruments in Gurbani Music by teaching.
Tonight I was just going through my hard drive, organizing files on my computer and I found a couple of audio tracks by Hari Bhajan Kaur from Gurdwara a long while back. Many of you had emailed me that you really enjoyed the last track that I posted (Gobinday Mukhanday) so I figured I would post some more. Hari Bhajan Kaur is gifted with a beautiful voice which I always bliss out singing along at Gurdwara. I keep trying to encourage her to record a CD, and the last time I spoke with her it sounded like she was planning things out. It's just a matter of time. In the mean time I'll continue enjoying the soothing vibrations at Gurdwara.
The following track: "Sat Siri Siri Akal" was recorded the same Gurdwara as the "Gobinday Mukhanday" one.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
"In August 2005, a question was posed by a group of Sikhs: After all the outreach and education done in the post 9/11 world, do fellow Americans know who the Sikhs are now? The only way they felt to find the answers was to actually go out into the streets and see what people thought.
Filmed in Washington DC, several brave Non-Sikh interviewees step up to the camera and give their perspectives and thoughts about who the Sikhs are, and what beliefs they hold."