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Indian Song ‘Munni’ Rocks Pakistan

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Download There is widespread distrust and hatred in Pakistan towards its neighbor, India, however, when it comes to music it’s a very different story.

Indian artists are hugely popular in Pakistan.

At the moment it’s this song “Munni badnam hui” a song from the Indian movie Dabang that is creating a storm in Pakistan.

It figures sexually explict lyrics about a girl and her disgraced boyfriend or ‘darling’.

As Yasser Khan reports it’s having an impact in some unusual places.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 January 2011 11:41 )

Punjabi Music Makes Everyone Dance

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Download Bhangra music from the Indian state of Punjab has gain international popularity in recent years, both in traditional form and mixed with genres such as hip-hop, house, and this...

Bhangra lyrics, which are always sung in Punjabi, mainly talk about love and dancing.

But there are also many Bhangra songs dedicated to Punjabi pride.

Ashok Masti is a Bhangra musician who is well known for creating new arrangements for traditional songs.

Our correspondent Jasvinder Sehgal recently met the star when he hosted a Punjab music night.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 January 2011 11:28 )

Delhi Music Makers Indian Ocean Take on the World

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Download For 20 years the Delhi based band Indian Ocean has been setting the pace for crossover music in India.

With a mix of Indian classical music, fusion and jazz-rock they continue to attract both young and old.

Our reporter Ric Wasserman caught up with them at a recent performance in Stockholm, Sweden and he sent this report.

Last Updated ( Monday, 06 December 2010 11:32 )