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Dipak - playing drums

Hippy London
Back in the 1960s people in London started to get really interested in India and Indian culture.
The Beatles were no exception. They teamed up with a musician called Ravi Shankar who plays the sitar.
After this everyone wanted to play the sitar and Ravi got very famous. Now, you may not have heard of him but you may have come across one of his daughters – Nora Jones and Anoushka Shankar.
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Bollywood filmBollywood
Hit movie songs are India’s shared musical experience, crossing religious, cultural and economic divide. Playback singers record songs for the movies, and although they are never seen on screen, their voices are as famous as the film stars themselves.
Listen to Alka Yagnik sing 'Raja Hindustani' from 24 Karat Gold (Tips Special, India)
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Dance Beats
In the 1990s the UK was hit by a wave of dance beats, from Bhangra to clubbing music.
Listen (1'02) to an excerpt of the Dhol Foundation playing at the London Concert for Afghanistan. (Broadcast on Radio 3: 16/03/02)

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