Hi. I am a guitar teacher in Amerika and now that I have a few Indian-born students, and quite an appetite for Indian food (it's all I eat now), I want to learn more about the music people in India listen. I have no idea where to start! As for my own musical interests, I am classical (Western classical) trained but teach mostly rock and acoustic pop guitar. I like all kinds of music, from rock (classic and modern), jazz, blues, folk, classical, World ( Indian and Middle-Eastern, South American, African, etc.) I really enjoy Indian classical music, too.
Hopefully you will get me started. I need some good websites that will introduce me to the music. I can order CDs here from a local Indian grocery store. Last week I bought Junoon's "Azadi" album. It's very nice. I've also listened to a few songs by Shaan. Though I will listen to anything, I really am more interested in bands that use guitars.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions you post for me.