Why Music Matters?; Bhangra and Belonging
Laurie Taylor explores the role of music in our lives with Prof David Hesmondhalgh, and Falu Bakrania discusses British Asian musical culture in the late 1990s.
Why Music Matters: David Hesmondhalgh, Professor of Music and Media Industries, examines the role of music in our lives and the ways in which it enriches people and society, or fails to do so. What is music's political and social significance beyond the pleasure it brings? He's joined by Caspar Melville, Lecturer in Global Creative and Cultural Industries. Also, 'Bhangra and Belonging': Falu Bakrania, US lecturer in Race and Resistance Studies, discusses her research into the social life of British Asian musical culture in the late 90s. From Bhangra to Asian underground, she talked to the male artists and female club goers. What impact did this musical explosion have on British Asian identity?
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
Associate Professor & Acting Director Race and Resistance Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University; Co-director, South Asian Studies Initiative
Find out more about Falu Bakrania
Bhangra and Asian Underground: South Asian Music and the Politics of Belonging in Britain
Publisher: Duke University Press
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