An India Tour Echoes The Beats Of The Planet

Feb 6 10:28 2012 Nikita Kapoor Print This Article

Artists from all over the world have been tracking the radical change Indian music has undergone. Since India started taking these giant strides, musicians associated with different styles and genres have been strumming some soul- stirring sounds during their India tour.

Shakespeare once said,Guest Posting "If music be the food of love, play on." There was a time when Indian music was segregated and said to be weird, unusual and off-color, but today, India is known to be the heart of music. Artists from all over the world have been tracking the radical change Indian music has undergone. Since India started taking these giant strides, musicians associated with different styles and genres have been strumming some soul- stirring sounds during their India tour. The heart of Asia has been throbbing with chartbusters, not only from the renowned Bollywood, but Underground, Rock, Reggae, Psychedelic Metal, Indi-Rock, western classical, Carnatic and  New age as well.  India is no-longer known only for its classical roots, but has been establishing its imprint on the world map as the metropolis of world music.

India - Song of Soul:

With the never-ending traffic lights aiming at you, as you drown in smoke and dust, music is what peps your spirit up. The ethereal sounds of India harp about its diversity and cultural mixture. In addition to the compositions in English, you will find beats that carry local lingos and circumstances when played. Indian music truly brings out the sheepish poet and singer within you. In broad daylight, you will find people adjusting frequencies and speakers in the markets bursting with Radio music. As the night descends, it is time to switch to up-tempo and the only way to do that is to hit the clubs and pubs. These darkest hours also beckon the niche and non-mainstream underground belt, for which budding musicians from across the globe flock to India.

India - abode for the new-age traveler:

Although the country may seem to be a modernized and flourishing business capital, but it hosts some of the electrifying hipster parties and festivals. Goa, Kolkata, Assam, Delhi and Mumbai are considered as playgrounds for off-beat and alternative bands. It is a revolutionary cult India has earlier denied existence of but now is calmly adjusting to. Sunburn festival in Goa is been voted as the ninth best festival in the world by CNN and has just completed a fifth successful year. For just three days in December, it is home to renowned electronic artists namely, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Protoculture and Axwell. Besides this, there are innumerable festivals enthusiasts participate and revel in, like Pyrokinesis, Counterculture, Freedom Jam and Metal Evolution. 

Fusion with Indian classical:

Bud Shank, a jazz musician was the first to jam with Pt. Ravi Shankar. This trend caught up and blazed the trail for many other western musicians like George Harrison, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Akon, and Snoop Dog to name a few.  

 

So if you are a music lover, pack your bags and discover the traveler’s soul amidst the sounds and music of India. Ferry through the ocean of fusion on your India tour. There are few other places flooding with contrasting sounds at the same time. 

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Nikita Kapoor
Nikita Kapoor

Nikita Kapoor travels extensively across India and is an avid travel writer and blogger. She writes for TripCrafters.com on topics such as taking an India tour. To learn more, visit TripCrafters.com and get free quotes and itineraries from top travel companies in India. It's absolutely free and there is no obligation to buy.

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