Nationalism in Indian Music, Divya Sriram

Nationalism in Indian Music O Rey Chhori Lagaan (2001) Singers: Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Vasundhara Das Music Director: AR Rahman Radha Kaise Na Jale Lagaan (2001) Singers: Asha Bhosle, Udit Narayan, Vaishali Samant, Chorus Music Director: AR Rahman Señorita Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2001) Singers: Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Maria del Mar Fernández Music Director: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Thamizha Thamizha (*Tamil version) Roja (1992) Singers: Hariharan, chorus Music Director: AR Rahman Imaan Ka Asar Dor (2006) Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal Music Director: Salim-Sulaiman Luka Chuppi Rang de Basanti (2006) Singers: AR Rahman, Lata Mangeshkar Music Director: AR Rahman Maula Mere...
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The Bhangra Paradox, Masoom Chainani

The Bhangra Paradox: An ever-changing tradition   Title Singer Year Movie Music Director 1. Main Jhooth Boliya Mohammed Rafi and Balbir 1956 Jagte Raho Salil Chowdhury 2. Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawanon Ha Mohammed Rafi and Balbir 1957 Naya Daur O.P. Nayyar 3. Rang De Basanti Daler Mehndi and KS Chitra 2006 Rang De Basanti AR Rahman 4. Mera Laung Gawacha Cheshire Cat and Essential Reggae 1990   Bally Sagoo 5. Mundian Toh Bach Ke Jay Z and Labh Janjua 1999   Punjabi MC 6. Laung Gawacha Avneet Khurmi 2015   Nucleya ...
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The Item Number and Female Sexuality in Bollywood Songs, Morgan Judge-Tyson

The Item Number and Female Sexuality in Bollywood Songs “Piya tu ab to aa ja” (Caravan 1971) (Singer – Asha Bhosle and RD Burman; Music Director – RD Burman) “Tujhe dekha yeh jaana sanam” (DDLJ, 1995) (Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Kumar Sanu; Music Directors – Jatin-Lalit) “Lag Ja Gale” (Woh Kaun Thi, 1964. Singer – Lata Mangeshkar; Music Director – Madan Mohan; Lyrics – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan). “Kajra re.” Bunty aur Babli 2007. (Singers – Alisha Chinoi. Music director – Shanker, Ehsan, and Loy; Lyrics – Gulzar). “Sheila ki jawani.” Tees Maar khan, 2010. (Singer- Sunidhi Chauhan and Vishal...
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Not Your Aunty’s Playlist: Desi hip-hop, Nuha Fariha

Not Your Aunty's Playlist: Desi Hip-hop Madlib. Get It Right. Beats Konducta, Vol 3-4: Beat Konducta in India. 2007. MP3. Asian Dub Foundation. Rebel Warrior. Facts and Fiction. 1995. MP3. Swet Shop Boys. Batalvi. SWET SHOP EP. 2016. MP3. Mobb Deep. Give It To Me ft. Young Buck. Blood Money. 2006. MP3. Elliott, Missy. Get Ur Freak on. Missy Elliot So Addicted, 2001. MP3. Blue Scholars. Rani Mukerji. Cinemetropolis. 2011. MP3. Badshah, Zack Knight, Fuse ODG. BomBae. 2016. MP3. Woods, Jamilla. Brown Girls Theme. 2016. MP3. Singh, Mickey. Phone. 2016. MP3. Link to further tracks: https://play.spotify.com/user/nuhaf/playlist/5cvrUOKurgD89mXcoppDRc...
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Upbeat, sexy, and so much masti!: Bollywood music and female sexuality, Sayma Parhana

Upbeat, sexy, and so much masti!: Bollywood music and female sexuality Lag Ja Gale Singer: Lata Mangeshkar Movie: Woh Kaun Thi (1964) Music Director: Madan Mohan Purpose: To show how Bollywood represents the voice of a pure, traditional heroine, and the prominence of Lata Mangeshkar’s voice in those kinds of heroines. Piya Tu Ab To Aaja Singer: Asha Bhosle Movie: Caravan (1971) Music Director: R.D. Burman Purpose: To contrast Lata’s voice to the voice of Asha Bhosle and her role in songs that are sexy and sultry as opposed to pure. Aaj Hum Apni Singer: Lata Mangeshkar Movie: Pakeezah (1972) Music Director: Naushad Ali Purpose: To show the complexity of representation of...
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Tablas and Taranas: Latin American Influence on Bollywood, Shilpa Iyer

Tablas and Taranas: Latin American Influence on Bollywood   Name Singers Year Movie Director 1. Behke Behke Anushka Manchanda, Samrat Kaushal, Raman Mahadevan 2010 Aisha Amit Trivedi 2. Senorita Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Maria del Mar Fernandez 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Shankar Ehsaan Loy          3. Ik Junoon Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani, Alyssa Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani, Gulraj Singh 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Shankar Ehsaan Loy 4. Don’t Touch Me KK, Alisha Chinai 2006 Dhoom 2 Pritam 5. Crazy Kiya Re Sunidhi Chauhan 2006 Dhoom 2 Pritam 6. Dil Ko Kya Giju 2007 Rang Rangeeli Yeh Duniya (Album) Benny Johnson ...
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The Bollywood Hierarchy of Voice over Body, Sonali Tolani

The Bollywood Hierarchy of Voice over Body   Awaz De Kahan Hai Singer: Surendra and Noor Jehan Year: 1946 Movie: Anmol Ghadi Music Director: Naushad Ali Aayega Aayega Aayega Aane Wala Aayega Singer: Year: 1949 Movie: Mahal Music Director: Kamal Amrohi Inhi Logon Ne Singer: Lata Mangeshkar Year: 1957 Movie: Pakeezah Music Director: Naushad Ali Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam Singer: Lata Mangeshkar Year: 1995 Movie: Dilwale Dulhanie Leh Jayenge Music Director: Jatin Lalit Piya Toh Ab Toh Aaja Singer: Asha Bhosle Year: 1971 Movie: Caravan Music Director: R.D Burman Kuch Kuch Hota Hai ...
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Music of India: Bhangra, Naomi Raymond

Music of India: Bhangra This is not a song but just a short sample of what a dhol sounds like. It is by the HDP Dhol Players and was published on YouTube in 2013. “Visakhii”, written by Bibi Gurdev Kaur and sung by Tyohaaran Day Geet. The song is a festival song, not from a movie, with no publishing year to be found. “Jind Mahi”, a folk tune sung by Malkit Singh in 2002. Although it was featured in “Bend It Like Beckham”, the song was traditional and therefore not written for the movie. “Na Na Na Re” from Mrityudaata,...
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