Jhanvi and I spent the weekend with friends at the 2010 Andersonville Midsommarfest where I got to see Funkadesi live (for the second time). And they were rocking as usual . I got to get some snaps with the artists and also record some video (apologize for the poor quality).
Last weekend, I attended my first concert by a fusion band named Funkadesi. They play a fusion ofÂ Bhangra and Reggae. The band definitely knew how to keep the crowd entertained..Â They also introduced another band “The Afromotive” as their opening act. I thought that this band had great talent. I rarely buy music.. but was so impressed by the talent of both the bands that I bought their CDs on the spot. I forgot to take my camera with me.. but this video kinds shows how fun the band was
And the best part of it? The percussionists did an improve of Boney M‘s “Rivers of Babylon” to close the concert. To say the least… I was stoked!! .
Bollywood and the rest of the Indian cinema industry are pretty creative. Not only in coming up with original content, but also with copying .. Back in the 70s and 80s, it was pretty norm, for most of the tunes to be copied from western tunes. I am in no way stating that all the content is copied, but quite a bit of it was. Starting from the movie plots, to the music in the songs. Here’s a good example (although the copy sounds a lot better to me ).