sikh musical heritage
the untold story
The feature-length documentary Sikh Musical Heritage: The Untold Story is an in-depth look at the history of traditional Sikh instrumentation and its crucial role as the foundation to performing the devotional singing known as Kirtan of the Sikh Scripture, Guru Granth Sahib. Through a series of interviews, musical performances and historical discussions the film connects the origins of Sikh instrumentation to present-day.
Sikh Musical Heritage: The Untold Story is a visual account of largely overlooked historic events, from the introduction of Kirtan to the Sikh faith by Guru Nanak Dev Ji to the invasion of the British Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries that nearly destroyed the Sikh culture.
Along with Film Festivals for which Sikh Musical Heritage - The Untold Story has been officially selected, we are actively seeking Cities in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia to host Private Screenings so that we may share this story with as many people as possible.
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Sikh instruments, were and still are a vital part of a Sikh’s life. These instruments are used to tame and conquer our emotions. Just as we use tools (ex. weights, machines) to build our physical body, the Sikh Gurus provided us with the tools to use in our psychological workout. Playing these instruments not only improves our coordination, but the sound and pitches created play a huge role in shaping the human psyche. The sounds produced by these instruments have the power to create a wide range of moods from self-evaluation and contemplation to courage and determination. These instruments were a part of the Sikh Gurus' genius in understanding their purpose of helping us in our journey to bring balance and order between our mind, body, and soul.
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