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    was most drawn to the spirituality of the people of India. In 1965, Harrison was first introduced and interested in Indian music when The Beatles were filming their second movie, “Help!” During the filming process, which took place in India, Harrison became interested in the sitar which led to meeting a famous Indian musician, Ravi Shankar. With the help of Shankar, Harrison was led to his infatuation w i t h I n d i a n c u l t u r e a n d H i n d u i s m . T h e B e a t l e s m e m b e r h a s s a i d , “ T h e p e o p l e o f I n d i a h a v e a tremendous spiritual strength which I don 't think is found elsewhere. The spirit of the people, the beauty, the goodness­­that 's what I 've been trying to learn about.” (G reene, n.d) In an…

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    influence of Indian culture on music, particularly the Beatles music. As we learned, George Harrison was the Beatle most influenced by the Indian heritage, and he was the band member to incorporate the sitar into Beatle songs. The article discusses simple things like George going to a little convenience shop to purchase a cheap sitar, just to get accustom to the Indian instrument. Although the main focus was the Beatles, the article discusses other bands that incorporated the sound of Indian…

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    My Writing Class Analysis

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    Madosini is from South Africa she sings “Yaka Yaka.” The song opens with someone playing an uhadi or the mhrubhe. They are a one string bowed instrument. A percussive instrument that sounds like a gourd is also played. There is an instrument that sounds like a metal plate being struck. When the singing starts, it is rhythmic. The emotion is somewhere between sadness and longing. I don’t know what the song is about. The background singers add to the feeling of longing in the music. It sounds…

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    Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias, most known as Ravi Zacharias, was born in March 26, 1946 in India. He is a Canadian-American Christian apologist who defends the traditional evangelicalism. Famous for his writings and an author of many books, Zacharias’ book, Can Man Live Without God?, has won a Gold Medallion Book Award in the theology and doctrine category. His best sellers include Light in the Shadow of Jihad and The Grand Weaver. He is the founder and chairman of the board of Ravi…

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    Khanh Pham Megan Quilliam September 29, 2015 World Music 2772 Anoushka Shankar - Indian Classical Raga - Jog Raga is a melodic mode that is included in traditional Indian music. A raga has around five to nine music notes, however, the notes themselves are not as important as how they are laid out and expressed through the music. Traditionally, ragas are strictly associated with other factors such as seasons, time of the day, etc. Ravi Shankar is a musician who introduced Indian classical…

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    Conference for College Teachers of English. Web. 28 February 2012. Chaesam, Pak. “The Road Back.” Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. Ed. Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal, and Ravi Shankar. New York: Norton, 2008. 20, Print. Karadaghi, Dilawar. “A Child Who Returned from There Told Us.” Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. Ed. Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal, and Ravi…

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    as well as what she discovers her musical identity to be now. I want to mention two compositions I will be using with detailed references later on; within some specific musical activities she was introduced to as a child. As well as TV or radio influence. I will provide an explanation for how these contribute to a deeper understanding of the subject of this essay. The first compositions being: Om Namah Shivaya and Jai Jai Shiv Shambho, the songs with an artist named Rishi Nitya Pragya on…

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    In an interview commenting on his trip, Harrison said, "I had this lingering thought that just stayed with me after that and this thought was 'the yogis of the Himalayas '" (George Harrison). He had never thought about them before or anything related to it. That thought lingered with him until 1965 when David Crosby introduced Harrison to Indian classical music and a man named Ravi Shankar. Shankar was an Indian musician and a master sitar player. Harrison picked up the sitar and learned to…

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    Rap Music Analysis

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    Before, this assignment I really only knew what rap music and what it brought to the world. For example, Pete Seeger was an American folk singer and listening to a couple of his songs they brought  laughing,joy, dancing, loving, embracing, and peace. During a concert he mention that “ you can make a combination between the best and the old and new” and starts to play You gotta walk that lonesome valley which brought joy. As I can observe with a couple of concerts that I saw on Youtube,  they…

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    Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA), started in 1942 an intellectual wave of progressive, left-leaning thinkers and artists, was evolving a new cultural grammar to express ideas like political transformation. The names involved with Neecha Nagar -- like Chetan Anand, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas,Pandit Ravi Shankar and Zohra Sehgal -- were all part of this wave. The references to freedom struggle in the film -- through leitmotifs like the Gandhian cap, the charkha and the mashaals (torch-lights)…

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