BHANGRA music/noise... so much ?
here are two exerpts from my dairy that very nicely convey my thoughts about this refined artform called bhangra:
1) on the way to mcleodgunj in himachal pradesh from delhi
Our bus had speakers on all seats (fixed to the roof) - none of which worked - thus sparing us the discomfort of being exposed to some highly potent (and possibly radioactive) bhangra-pop noise, that’s an irritating hallmark of these tourist buses.
2) during a river cruise on the mandovi river in goa:
The many “pairs” kept on dancing whilst elbowing each other for more floor space, when the music changed from third rate Hindi film song, to the crassest of Punjabi bhangra, which is in my opinion is a genre worse than rap even - and rap itself is only one letter short of crap!! Mercifully we reached the shore within a couple of minutes and while the “pairs” still danced on and the band still dished out their potent bhangra and the announcer bid us all goodnight, the non-pairs among us climbed down, surely no one more relieved to get away from the noise than me.
so why do you like/love/hate/swear at or swear by, bhangra?
what do you have to say about it as a type of music ?
and what do you have to say about the people who prefer bhangra-poppers more than lesser artists like mark knopfler and lata mangeshkar ??