Best Punjabi Folk Songs and Movies You Should Have in Your Playlist

Baisakhi 2022: Baisakhi also known as Vaisakhi, Vaishakhi or Vasakhi is a harvest festival celebrated mainly in Punjab. The occasion is celebrated on April 14 this year. The festival marks the start of a season when the ripened crops of Rabi are collected.

Apart from being a harvest festival for the majority of the farming community in Punjab, Baisakhi is also important for many Sikhs.

The festival marks the start of the Sikh New Year and commemorates the formation of the Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

To celebrate the occasion, we have curated a list of folk songs and films that showcase the true essence of Punjab.

1. Jind Mahi by Malkit Singh

This classic folk song has several different versions and lyrics that are often changed by singers. However, the one sung by England-based Punjabi singer Malkit Singh might be your top pick for the day.

2. Sade Khetan Wich Rab Vasda

This classic song sung by Mohammed Rafi recounts the feelings of many euphoric farmers on harvest day. Glorifying the ever-generous land and its cultures, this song is sure to evoke a sense of pride and happiness on Baisakhi. The song is taken from the 1970 film Nanak Dukhiya Sab Sansar starring Dara Singh as the protagonist.

3. Tutak Tutak Tutian

Another classic hit from Malkit, this song will have you rocking and celebrating the occasion of Baisakhi like no other. The Birmingham-based singer chained the words which, in Punjabi, can mean “you look at the berry tree”. This Bhangra banger must be in your Baisakhi playlist.

4. Vaisakhi Wala Mela

Taken from the 1982 film Gani Teri De Manke Modh, this song is a mix of folk and cinema. The song is sung by Mohammed Saddique and celebrates the gold flowing from the lush fields of Punjab. The song also tells how the festival creates an atmosphere of harmony and happiness.

5. Bari Barsi Khatan Gaya Si

Another folk song essential to the celebration of Baisakhi. Although several Bollywood versions of the songs have appeared in recent years. You can listen to the one sung by Sukhminder Purba and Savita Sehti to get a taste of the feel of the classic folk song.

Are you excited to add these songs to your Baisakhi playlist?

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