Tag Archives: Pakeezah

Southern Spice in Hindi Music

Our wonderful world of Hindi film music absorbs, adapts and accommodates styles and influences from all over India and the world. In this post, I will highlight key aspects of South Indian music that have been absorbed in Hindi film … Continue reading

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Rhythm of Castanets

You may have heard Castanets in several songs, but you may not have recognized them as Castanets. They were used extensively by almost all music directors in the golden era of Hindi film music (1950s and 60s). Dholak, Tabla, Conga, … Continue reading

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Lively songs from Naushad

Naushad’s music has many dimensions. Over the years, people have associated his music with classical base, purity and of course, chart busting popularity. Indian film music encompasses several genres. However, two genres stand out as dominant pillars (among others) in … Continue reading

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