People go to India for many reasons. Some to find the music of their souls. Some iTunes. Most don’t know what to expect. Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling collaborated with Rajasthani folk musicians (Dharohar project) to come up with these contemporary folk fusion sounds. For an iTunes concert in 2010. Make me feel exhilarated and chaotic. Makes me want to jump onto that train to Jaisalmer.
Collaboration has an awesome ability to move. I’m just shocked Indian popular music doesn’t use more of these earthy sounds. Even if, folk isn’t the most popular sort of music anyway. And having said that, the Anglo-Indian sounds make these tracks special too.
We need more people holding onto their Dharohars, we need even more to make them boundaries blend.