Thursday, January 31, 2008

Music Articles

For those of us located in the Western portion of the world, we often think of all thingsEastern as being very similar to each other. However, when you are talking about Indian andPakistani music, movies, and music videos, nothing could be farther from the truth.

One glaring example of this difference is the music videos made in India and Pakistan fromtheir popular film soundtracks. While both types of music play a big part in the movies ofthe countries, India’s Bollywood songs and the music of Pakistan are very different indeed.Pakistani songs generally contain much more meaning and less of the typical Bollywood overlymelodic dance numbers and sounds in their songs.

This can easily be seen in the online musicvideos of both regions. While viewing online videos of Bollywood songs and Pakistani songsyou can clearly see differences in the two. Bollywood songs tend to have more skin showingin their videos than do those of Pakistani songs. This is a direct result of the fact thatBollywood movies are much more tolerant of the showing of skin and sexual overtones than those made in Pakistan.

The Pakistani people tend to be much more traditional in their views than those of currentday India.As well, while watching online videos of both you quickly notice that where Bollywoodsongs are overly dramatic and have production dance numbers in them, Pakistani songstend tocontain more of a meaningful storyline. The Pakistani musicand video makers have their ownstyle which does not rely on large dance numbers to get their point across to viewers. Withthe explosion of the Internet, and the ease of availability of online videos, it is mucheasier today for people all over the world to view music videos and listen to the songscoming out of both India and Pakistan


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