Monday, December 11, 2006

Bollywood music. Inspired, perspired or conspired?

Modern day Hindi film music has always been in the news for its origins. From the early days 'composers' have drawn 'inspiration' from music from around the world. Or so they say.

It all sounds very different to my ears. A little fishy too. Something Adnan Sami sang in a very different context sums it up very well. 'Lift kara dey'. And Bollywood's most famous fiddlers seem to be doing it with all enthusiasm. The debate is now on to decide the most original copy.

And the award goes to... (remember to tune in to the next Bollywood awards nite).

Recently I found a track from Parineeta on an old Louis Armstrong album. Or is it the other way around? The conspiracy deepens.

Click here
if you'd like a little more light thrown on the matter.

1 comment:

Karthik said...

Hi Manoj! Thanks for the note on a coupla hits from your blog, which is how I landed in your blog in the first place.

Neat blog there!


PS: We've met! I was in Subex handling corpcomm.