Onkar is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor by profession and a singer by choice. He has been performing for over 28 years across Canada, the U.S. and India at Gurudwara’s, temples, private functions & world sacred music festivals. He has produced 3 albums of Sikh Gurmat Sangeet (Based on Raga’s) with English discourse. He recently collaborated with the band Eccodek on their new fusion album & performed at the ROM for the Centennial Foundation Gala with rave reviews.
Growing up, I was most fortunate to have many inspirational conversations with my father. To this day, I cherish those conversations as they were instrumental in helping to mould the person I am today. They also serve as a reminder for me to continue to improve myself as an individual. Fundamentally, he always encouraged us read more…
“We are going for Gold” were the words of inspiration that Satnam Chana sent my way at week 9. It is hard to believe that I am on my 10th week of a 12 week program specifically designed to help me reach my fitness goals. At this point, I am pleased to say that I read more…
Several years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Vandana Vishwas, one of the leading exponents of South Asian Music in North America. Vandana specializes in composing, arranging and singing a sub-genre of Indian music comprising expressive song forms such as Ghazals, Bhajans, Geet and Thumri. In my opinion, this girl can sing anything with read more…
“There is no turning back now bro”… were the words of wisdom that Satnam Chana inspired in me this past week. Last week marked the end of 5 weeks of training under the tutelage of Satnam. Over the past 5 weeks, I have been challenged both mentally and physically to levels of intensity that read more…
Soulful and pure music is a direct reflection of one’s self. If it comes from the soul, it is able to reach many souls rather than the mind or body. Onkar’s music is for the soul. It takes the listeners away from pride and lust, rather brings them closer to humility, empathy and most of read more…
Oh Tableh Waleh…!” These are the most frequent sounds I hear come out of Onkar’s mouth when he’s addressing me. If it’s not one thing he’s bossing me around with, it’s another. I’m just the tabla lackey who accompanies him from time to time, but the abuse is worth it! The reason being that when read more…
Gurpreet Singh Chana
Onkar Singh has a unique gift to play Gurbani keertan in its classical mode and explain it in English. A concert with Bhai Onkar Singh is always an inspiring, memorable experience.
Singh Sahib Guru Fatha Singh Khalsa
University of Toronto Campus Chaplains Association
Author of "Five Paragons of Peace: Magic and Magnificence in the Guru's Way"
Granthee, Guru Ram Das Ashram
Minister, Sikh Dharma of the Western Hemisphere
Teacher of Kundalini Yoga
Onkar is an incredibly accomplished and versatile singer with a haunting, deep, and melodious voice. From Spiritual Shabads to topical Ghazals, his repertoire spans a listener’s delight. His knowledge of Indian classical music and his ability to explain into English what he sings, are a unique blend of qualities and that I have enjoyed and read more…
Suresh Pal Singh Bhalla
Human Rights Watch.
Onkar is a rare talent; a voice of exceptional purity and depth. His spirituality pours out of his music.
Onkar sings with a deep spiritual devotion. His voice transmits the peacefulness of his spirit and touches the hearts all who hear him.
I’ve recently had the good fortune of working with Onkar in both live performance and in recordings for my internationally recognized world fusion project, Eccodek. The collaborations with Onkar on Shivaboom, the 3rd album by Eccodek find his mellifluous and sensual vocal style adding a fresh new sound to the band’s identity. With the evocative read more…
Onkar Singh is a great musician and a very humble human being. His compositions are truly classic and melodious. As his co-artist I have always received a lot of support and felt very comfortable all along numerous performances with him. He is never short with praise for good performance and also gives his valuable advises read more…
Onkar Singh has a deep connection with sharing the gift of music with others…Onkar’s, Passion and Love for the rhythms of the traditional devotional Indian mantras that each seeker feels deep within…this sacred music flows right through us.
Devi Kirn Kaur
Whether you’re composing yourself for a day in the office or about to make a public address to a large audience, Dr. Onkar Singh’s Methodical, Spiritual, Tranquil and Passionate approach to life is exactly what the “Doctor should prescribe”. Over the years Dr. Onkar Singh has developed a unique style in communicating the aforementioned character read more…
Tej Singh Hazra
Manager, Corporate Diversity & Inclusion
IBM Canada Ltd.
Onkar Singh has been part of the multicultural mosaic that Forum for Learning has long worked at to put together. Onkar’s music not only adds to the immense tapestry of talent in our midst, but also is a soulful rendition of a tradition that speaks to humanity. Through his music and words, Onkar reflects a read more…
I have always believed that artists have a direct connection to God. If that is so then Onkar sits right beside him. His music, words and presence takes you on a journey. It’s a journey that you never want to end. I am blessed to know him and call him a friend.
Actor of Amal and Bollywood Kurbaan fame
Onkar Singh’s voice and music are both sublime. He has an uncanny ability to transport one to a meditative state. Its near impossible to express fully the magical, potent quality that Onkar exhibits in his renditions. Hearing is believing!
New Media Consultant, Music Composer, Events Director
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