Sunday, 4 November 2012

From the Vedas to the Computers: A Journey through the Milllennia

It would not be wrong to say that Bollywood Music is the most important resource of contemporary music in India. Without undermining the importance of other genres, one can accept that its mass appeal goes much beyond any other genre of music or any of its regional counterparts. During the seven decades of its history, it has seen a lot of experimentation, taking a leaf every now and then from the classical traditions, folk traditions, Western styles and Sufi genres of music and amalgamating them all without much concern about their purity. It evolved into a fusion of different styles that remains one of the most popular musical resources in this world.