Derived from the song-and-dance routine in Western film circles, Bollywood songs, along with dance, are a characteristic motif of Hindi cinema which gives it enduring popular appeal, cultural value and context. Hindi film songs form a predominant component of indian pop music and derive their inspiration from both classical and modern sources. Thinking of music, I often sit back with this old playlist of mine. This weekend I feel like drowning myself in a peaceful flow of music. So, here I’d like to share with you some of the most mesmerising music of India:
- Obsession ‘77
Album - Obsession ’77
Artist - Atomic Forest
This is a nostalgic music which takes me back to my childhood days, when I sometimes had got to hear English music (for a change) which I recognized later, that it is of Indian origin by the mysterious bass player Keith Kanga, and an incarnation of the Atomic Forest ensemble he formed with vocalist Madhukar Chandra Das, lead guitarist Neil Chattopadhya and drummer Valentine Lobo in the early 1970s.
- Dance Music from Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Album - Hare Rama Hare Krishna OST
Artist - R.D. Burman
Burman always tempered his bold ventures into psychedelic music with sweet commercial counterpoints. Thus, ‘Dum Maro Dum’ precedes the bossa-nova-inspired, and a relatively timid ‘I Love You’ on the A-side of the Hare Rama Hare Krishna album, and only at the end of the A-side does Burman present his altogether more adventurous incidental music, a riff on ‘Dum Maro Dum’ titled ‘Dance Music’. With this history and music blended, I would like to share some more tracks which you can enjoy this weekend and get to explore what kind of music person is hidden in you.
- Dharmatma Theme Music
Album - Dharmatma OST
Artist - Kalyanji Anandji
Album - Simla Beat 70
Artist - Various Artists