Anita Lerche: Heer from Denmark

Posted on June 8, 2011
Filed Under >Tamashbeen, Music, Pakistanis Abroad
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Not the best rendition of Waris Shah’s Heer that I have ever heard. But one of the most captivating nonetheless!

The singer is one, Anita Lerche, from Denmark, who has found a niche market in singing Punjabi songs – mostly for Punjabi Indian audiences – in her Danish accent.

I suspect Punjabi Pakistani audiences will also find her entertaining for the same novelty value.

13 Comments on “Anita Lerche: Heer from Denmark”

  1. USMAN says:
    June 9th, 2011 3:10 am

    Nice find. And a good break from the serious stuff. Glad to hear this. But will hear it only once :-)

  2. Monano says:
    June 9th, 2011 3:10 am

    Definitely another TAMASHIT.

  3. jawad says:
    June 9th, 2011 3:21 am

    Janis Miller, an American woman, performed in Urdu and Punjabi at a lot of Pakistani functions. She was very good with the crowds. Here she is doing long gwacha

    The interesting thing about Miller was that her repertoire was almost entirely Pakistani, and not Bollywood. I dont know if she is still active

  4. ShahidnUSA says:
    June 9th, 2011 7:24 am

    Why are you making kalian noo jealous? Wait for their wrath

    Please dont get me wrong I like dark skin if there is good head on the shoulders.
    But this is how the conversation went between the two Pakistani girls, when I took a chair next to them in a private party.

    The girl who was wearing a green color contact lenses and had dyed blonde streaks claimed to have half Turkish in her said to another.

    Aap bari pyari lag rahi hen
    The another perky but little cocky said
    Nahin Aap bari pyari lag rahi hen

    But the another again insisted

    Nahin nahin Aap bari pyari lag rahin hen

    Until I got up and changed my seat.

  5. Azra says:
    June 9th, 2011 8:48 am

    Nice to hear this.
    Kind of funny, though.
    I guess we sound the same to native speakers when we speak in English :-)

  6. J.S.K. says:
    June 9th, 2011 10:27 am

    She does not sing well, but she does understand demographics and her market. Not a bad niche to have :-)

  7. Fadi says:
    June 9th, 2011 12:29 pm
  8. Pak says:
    June 9th, 2011 3:09 pm

    @Monano: Very well said

  9. razia says:
    June 9th, 2011 9:04 pm

    yes, she is amusing, but is this floozy more worthy of space on this blog and going gaga over than an inspiring young pakistani woman making a real difference in the lives of inhabitants of a ghetto of pakistan??

  10. Bushra says:
    June 9th, 2011 10:16 pm

    @razia, why must we take extremist positions on everything?

  11. Jamal says:
    June 10th, 2011 12:59 am

    Nice find and nice change of pace

  12. razia says:
    June 15th, 2011 12:41 pm

    bushra, do you always have to say something whether it makes any sense or not?

  13. hari says:
    September 26th, 2011 9:13 pm


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