Tag: India

August 2 /

With the Commonwealth Games nearly over and seem to be a success, the assumption is the Commonwealth is some happy cuddly family. Well not quite. This graphic gave me cause to pause* – 42 out of the 53 Commonwealth countries…

Read the PostCommonwealth? Well not for the LGBTQ

July 22 /

No not a mashup or remix – a new (well 19th century?) form of music – Chutney! Embarassing name, but basically the music made by Indo-Carribean people in places such as Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana working as indentured servants…

Read the PostWhat happens if Bollywood goes Carribean?

July 6 /

A post about Salma Agha & Sabina on Facebook meant I went on a little Disco Bollywood trip. Above is a clip from Disco Dancer, an 1982 Bollywood film I’d really love to see. ‘Somebody dances here, somebody dances there’…

Read the PostDisco Bollywood Babylon

October 27 /

From bangin’ Indian Bhangra to Brazilian Baile Funk, crazy champeta from Columbia to Puerto Rico reggaeton, to Japanese hiphop and Arabian rap, we’ve got it all in the final part of our international journey through hiphop. And not once did…

Read the PostRC 171: Around the World in 808’s Part Two