Vocalist, Jaz Dhami’s musical career was inspired by his father, lead vocalist of the Bhangra group Sangam, though his music identifies more with the genre of folkhop, a blend of Bhangra and hip-hop.
Among his musical talents though, Jaz finds beauty and excitement in the creative process – beginning with a blank canvas and curating a story through mere words on a page that are then brought to life by rhythm and dance. And you see, it’s this encapsulated energy that he places emphasis on, whether it’s the energy in the atmospheres he works in and how that fuels his drive, the energy infused into his music and how that resonates with his audience or the energy he irradiates and how it inspires others to pursue what may be an unconventional passion.
Jaz was quite lucky to have a father who paved a path that allowed his artistic interest to flourish, but this isn’t often the case with many South Asian families. It’s with this understanding though that he has become a leading advocate for youth participation in sports – namely football – as means of breaking some of the cultural barriers imposed on young children.
With four albums and over 20 singles, Dhami, “the guy with the harmonium” is creating his own vibe in the realm of Bhangra. Don’t miss out on his melodies and be sure to check out his set at this year’s DesiFest 2019!