Something real happened on Oct 4th, that brought about some real music and performances and the feel of a culture that is taking over in due course of time. Desi Hip Hop, in short.
I am talking about the Brit Asia TV Music Awards at the NIA Birmingham, and it was something original, something amazing, and summed up the novelty of the Asian music genres as a whole. Although the award ceremony celebrated new talent and honored rising stars, this year’s ceremony very much belonged to established names who have been powering Asian music for the past two decades.
All of the Winners from the Brit Asia TV Awards 2014
The Legends Band opened the event with a performance with Saini Surinder and Jay Status for a night of outstanding music and entertainment. Hosted by Radio WM Presenters Sunny & Shay and Brit Asia TV host Sukhi Bart, who encouraged going “off the leash” and whipping up some spontaneous fun, which involved some light hearted fun with TOWIE’s Jasmin Walia who made a entrance with a glittering backless silver dress. In one word, she was ‘Hot’, to say the least.
The combined UK and India star wattage of Apache Indian, Saini Surinder, Jay Status, Nafees, Manj Musik and Lehmber Hussain Puri added a luster to the live performances which had the audience on their feet.
Most notably, Apache Indian’s win for Lifetime Achievement Award cemented his achievement in the industry.
The Ultimate Desi Hip Hop Collaboration on One Stage!
The artists took stage just as they had promised, and they rocked it like none other. Manj Musik, Raftaar, Raxstar, Badshah, Humble the Poet, Roach Killa, and Sarb Smooth all together on one stage! Here are a couple of images from that legendary performance…