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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Musicology- Shadow Bollywood.
Unlike any other country; what we
call Indian music is dominated by film industry be it north India or south India.
The most popular singers are playback
singers. I wish someday Indian music would come out of the shadow of the bollywood,
Why I wish so?
Because, the film industry uses
music just to spice up the story. It has fixed formats of emotions. The lyricist
writes on demand of the story. We can
guess the kind of the songs in a movie with rare exceptions. Love song, sad song, happy song, marriage
song, party song etc. Film industry
rarely uses other than popular genre. It uses some folk songs distorted in
bollywood istyle. If we could really see
the diverse cultures and diverse singing styles of India, it’s a sad situation
that many singing styles have died and continuously dyeing because of lack of patronage.
I do not know why, we people do not
accept independent singers as we lovingly embrace the filmy songs. Perhaps we
are obsessed with the film stars and we give more credit to the actors than the
actual singers. All this is causing lack of songs related to our day to day
life, no social singing, not a song related to social issues.
We have no songs related to -corruption,
honor killings, female foeticide, price rise, women issues, environment issues,children issues, against
riots, against terrorism etc.
Where are genres like jazz, reggae,
rap, hip- hop etc. with independent prominent artists?
We have classical
music, bhangra songs in Punjabi, Ghazals, bhajans and bolly wood music. But music
sales tell the story; we have only two genres that take more than 95%.
Filmy music (~ 70%) and bhajans(~25%). Rests of the genres come
Two artists prominently
survived out of the shadow of the bollywood are Jagjit Singh with his Ghazalsand Daler Mehndi with his Dhol beats.Sonu Nigam tried well but gained not
Indian music listeners! Please wake up.
So the music industry could.
AnMoL VaChAn :Mora sainya tou
khoob hi kamaat hai , MAHANGAI DAYAN khaye
The song on the issue of mahangai (Price
rise) touched the public heart, because it affects their daily life.