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Thursday, November 13, 2003

For the opening of Scorsese�s movie, Peter Gabriel had not only used the Duduk, but also the chants of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. His voice is also well remembered in the movies for his moving songs with Eddie Vedder in Dead Man Walking. Danesh has a post about the great sufi musical genius from Pakistan. Martin Scorsese�s movie on the other hand, had additional music composed by violinist L Shankar. Another person from our part of the world involved with a big movie must be Zakhir Hussain for Apocalypse now. I bet there are a lot more...
For that matter, the only substantial Indian contribution to world cinema must be through our music. The single biggest clich� for Indian music has to be the Sitar, thanks to Ravi Shankar. Ok, this post has now taken a different turn.
Sticking to film music, our own Ilayaraja, and now Rahman (both thoroughly South-Indian and thoroughly Tamil) have, and are making waves, but are we just there for our �different� sound and nothing else?

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