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  Filmi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Filmi is Indian popular music as written and performed for Indian cinema.
Filmi is often said to have begun in 1931, with the release of Ardeshir M. Irani's Alam Ara and its popular soundtrack.
Naushad and Khaiyyam were noteworthy music directors of the 1940s and 1950s, writing scores redolent of the elegance of Northern India's Moghul and Rajput courts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Filmi_music   (1114 words)

 Music of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Film music is mostly used in commercial Indian cinema, which is mainly produced in the centres of Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad.
The present musical style is derived from the traditional musical accompaniment to the folk dance of Dandiya called by the same name, dandiya.
Carnatic music, on the other hand, traces much of its contemporary concert repertoire to a series of composers and musicologists in the 15th and 16th centuries including Govindacharya, Venkatamakhin, Purandaradasa, Tyagaraja and Muttusvami Dikshitar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_India   (1535 words)

 indian music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The music of India includes multiples varieties of folk and pop music, along with Karnatic and Hindustani classical music.
The biggest form of Indian pop music is filmi, or music originated in films.
Hindustani vocal music can be divided into several sorts, including bhajan and ghazal, while Karnatic vocal music is typically a hymn called kriti.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Indian_Music   (1110 words)

Music is learnt in temples and gurudwaras; through community organizations; in the home; in numerous garage bhangra bands; in private schools of music; in adult education colleges and in state schools.
Music is a pastime; an essential adjunct to religious worship; a form of sub-cultural identify; an educational policy; an industry.
In the majority of cases the music taught may be a mixture of classical, popular, and regional or religious styles which often reflecting the diverse musical backgrounds of the teachers, and their personal musical histories.
www.indiamusicforum.com /seminar/toim/toim14.htm   (4388 words)

 Filmi music
Most Indian films, especially the Hindi films produced in Bollywood, are musicals and feature at least one and usually several elaborate song-and-dance productions.
In the earliest years of the Indian cinema, filmi music was generally Indian (classical and folk) in inspiration, with some Western elements.
Because music directors tend to score a great many films over the course of a year, there is always a tendency to cut corners and speed production by plagiarizing.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/f/fi/filmi_music.html   (351 words)

 BHANGRA : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Originally a secular folk dance and music form of Punjabi origin, associated with the Baisakhi festival to celebrate the harvest, especially of wheat but (as its name indicates) also of hemp.
Adding a further confusion in his Far East, 1945 (Batsford, republished as Indian Diary And Album, OUP '91), Cecil Beaton described the 'concoction of milk of almonds, rosewater, carminum nuts and eight ingredients of which hashish, or Bhang, was the principal'.
As had previously happened with filmi music with the advent of the cassette industry (still all the rage), bhangra albums became prime targets for shoddy counterfeiting.
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/b/B112.HTM   (684 words)

 DAK Travels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Music in India is a road of discovery and DAK would be delighted to give you a sample while on a tour with us.
Music and dance flourished during this period, and the musician Tansen is still well-remembered.
It is the music that is inseparable from people's daily lives, which they sing to ease the burden of work, to share their joy and sorrow, or even to mourn death.
www.www.ebdi.org /music.asp   (3869 words)

 Pakipop.com > Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Modelled on the musical style of English performers such as Cliff Richards and his band The Shadows, Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdinck, mostly Christian bands such as the Karachi-based Keytones and Ivan’s Aces and the Dhaka-based The Iolites were all the rage on stage in hotels across the country.
Nothing in the music scenario in Pakistan at that point could be said to have spawned the Hasan duo’s music, and it owed much more to the disco-fever sweeping London where the brother and sister had spent their teenage years.
The third important event in the evolution of the pop music industry was the advent of corporate sponsorship of bands and artistes, an element that many viewed as detrimental to music as an art-form even if it alleviated the living conditions of the artistes themselves.
www.pakipop.com /foundation.html   (3078 words)

 Cultural Heritage
Hindustani classical music was greatly patronised by the Muslim rulers of northern India, particularly by the Mughal and Awadhi (Lucknow) courts.
Film music is by far the most popular form in India, uniting the east and the west, the north and the south.
Music videos on new 24-hour music channels became the vehicles of their success, and anybody who had even half a voice but a nice face and a good body became an overnight sensation.
www.journeymart.com /Dexplorer/AsiaIS/India/culturalheritage/music.asp   (1283 words)

 Filmi Music History Outline
Musical tastes round the country were still dominated by the Indian motif - one-dimensional melody that drew almost entirely on classical and folk structures.
Most of the singers were either from "singing families" with delivery styles set in the tradition of their "gharaana" OR were theatre performers trying hard to get by with simple straight-line approximations of the stated melody.
The somewhat negative perception of cinema's musical occupants, pervasive as it was, never quite influenced the classicists of any age, really.
www.cs.colostate.edu /~malaiya/music_hist.html   (2022 words)

 Bollywood Brass Band: GlobalVillageIdiot
Meanwhile, the International Festival of Street Music brought the excellent Shyam Brass Band from Jabalpur to the UK, and we rehearsed and performed with them during their visit.
Bollywood music directors use very colourful sounds, with unusual rhythms and harmonies, which gives a lot to work with - although their music has become more Westernised in recent years which makes some things easier but can bland out as well.
Musically he brings in a lot of South Indian vocal and drum styles, but he seems to listen to everything from everywhere, so you could say he is a world music artist in a similar way to auteur producers like Michael Brook.
www.globalvillageidiot.net /Bollywood.html   (899 words)

 Filmi -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Filmi is (A republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947) Indian (Any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)) popular music as written and performed for
In the 1990s and 2000s, the dominant force in filmi has been the phenomenally successful (Click link for more info and facts about A.R. Rahman) A.R. Rahman, who vaulted from fame in the Tamil film industry to success in Bollywood and finally to hit musicals in London and New York.
Filmi is also making converts and exerting influence beyond the usual (Click link for more info and facts about desi) desi audiences.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fi/filmi.htm   (1456 words)

 Sound of India
Music in Movies, commonly called "filmi" music, belongs to the category of popular music; it is not art music.
It is music made for a specific purpose like the episode on the screen, or a dance sequence, or any particular situation.
There is the music director, the lyricist, the arranger, the score writer the rhythm, the keyboard, recording equipment for trials, the "judges" to give suggestions, these days, sometimes, the computer with professional music software, the producer to approve or reject or modify the song, and so on.
www.soundofindia.com /showarticle.asp?in_article_id=-1199424184   (2116 words)

 The Big Playback, by Erik Davis
I first heard filmi music when I opened the door to an empty Indian restaurant on East Sixth and walked into a swirl of peppy tablas, harmonium, and sugary vocals.
Given India's limited recording technology and filmi music's tendency toward triple-chocolate fudge arrangements, much of the Golden Age material achieves a delirious cacophony, though the sinewy and remarkably funky beats of the tabla and dholak pull you along even as you're drowning in soupy strings.
Playback singers and filmi composers sample the globe and pour the sugar thick, and their music teases out an essential pop urge: We want the world and we want it now.
www.techgnosis.com /playback.html   (1250 words)

 Filmi Pirates & Music Fundas
music is mostly in the background; in front are young bodies in apparel skimpier than a bikini; and the cameras dwell upon those parts of the body which are as golden and bare as a desert.
Music was something we listened to; now we watch it or watch people grinding it.
The quality of their music is majorly bad and minorly good.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19981026/29950124.html   (677 words)

 Encyclopedia: Music of Uzbekistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Its music is closely related to Tajik, Persian and other influences.
Uzbek classical music is called shashmaqam, which arose in Bukhara in the late 16th century when that city was a regional capital.
Interludes of spoken Sufi poetry interrupt the music, typically beginning at a low register and gradually ascending to a climax before calming back down to the beginning tone.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Music-of-Uzbekistan   (199 words)

 village voice > music > The Best of Bollywood: 15 Classic Hits From the Indian Cinema by James Hunter
Despite filmi's place in the hip international pop conversation, Indian soundtracks have long been hard to find—even in New York or London or L.A., or at Indian grocers.
What differentiates filmi from Anglo-American orchestrated movie tunes is not just the kinetic sung presence of various Indian languages, or how Lata Mangeshkar, at work since the '40s and by some estimates the most recorded singer in the world, established her high quivery soprano as the female Indian norm.
Maybe filmi musicians and arrangers originally sought to reproduce the plummy surges of dramatic '40s and '50s Hollywood soundtrack music, itself often based on the romantic songfulness of folk-influenced Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.
www.villagevoice.com /music/0335,hunter,46549,22.html   (680 words)

 Bollywood (Filmi) Music :: afropopshop.org
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music.afropopshop.org /world/bollywood   (155 words)

 SAGOO,Bally: MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Signed with Columbia/ Sony, an indication of crossover potential; Bollywood Flashback '94 had nine filmi songs spliced with ragga, bhangra and hip-hop interjections.
Despite operating in the era of the rise of the Indian remix album and despite filmi music's insatiable appetite for brashness, for Indian audiences Sagoo's recreations were nearly as radical a step as his adding beats to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on Story So Far.
Sagoo and Devissaro contributed the music to new dance works by Daksha Sheth and Roger Sinha for the young South Asian dance company Yuva, under the collective title of Tongues Untied as part of the annual Vivarta Festival in London.
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/s/sagoo.htm   (196 words)

 Sudeep Audio : Folk Instruments of India with audio samples
This instrument is especially popular in Punjabi folk music and the Sikh religious music known as Shabad.
Whereas the term ghungharu evokes an image of the musical or dance performance, the term payal evokes the image of a mere adornment of the feet.
The term payal shows up repeatedly in song and poetry in northern India where it is said to be an indication of a girl's comings and goings, her dancing, and a general joyous mood of the wearer.
www.sudeepaudio.com /folk/folkinst.htm   (2337 words)

 Naushad - TheBestLinks.com - Bollywood, Hindi, 1919, 1982, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Naushad Ali (born 1919) is one of the foremost music composers of Bollywood.
Naushad's professional training in Hindustani music enabled him in swift adaptations of the Hindustani ragas to filmi music.
He is by and large regarded as the ONLY exponent of the usage of Hindustani music in Hindi films.
www.thebestlinks.com /Naushad.html   (231 words)

 Filmi - Indian Soundtrack Music -- Slipcue E-Zine
The world of "filmi" music is exhilarating, bewildering and a bit overwhelming.
This isn't exactly "filmi" per se, but the mix-and-match vibe is close enough that I figure I can park this review here for now, until the day that I delve deeply enough into Asian electronica and bhangra that it'll merit a separate page...
Hindi Songs includes a large essay on the History of Filmi Music, as well as audio samples and artist profiles.
www.slipcue.com /music/international/asia/aa_bollywood/filmi.html   (1678 words)

 Filmi Music Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Amardeep Singh: Indo-Musicology
The influence of this music on Indipop artists can be clearly heard in the increasing use of “riff-based” compositions, as opposed to the typically “raga-­based” music of films.
Later, a music arranger will fill in the background with accompanying chords, but the organization of the film song is determined by the melody and lyrics.
This is in clear opposition to the echoing sounds sought by film music producers, who attempt to create a sonic space compatible with the modes of public con­sumption associated with films—such as movie theatres, rickshaws and taxis, and open-air bazaars where film music is blasted from loudspeakers.
www.lehigh.edu /~amsp/2005/03/indo-musicology.html   (1674 words)

 Amazon.com: Facts & Fiction: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Musically the album combines many diverse styles including early jungle/drum and bass, hip hop, Bengali folk music, hindi filmi, bhangra and good guitar Brit pop, to name a few.
The brilliant "Rebel Warrior" (later to be re-recorded on "Community Music") which was influenced by one of the most famous poems of the great Bengali renaissance man Nazrul Islam (second only to Tagore) ends with a call for unity amongst Hindus and Muslims...truly the greatest issue facing Bengalis today.
There music is mainly a cross between rock and rap with a little eastern influence.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006JCGH?v=glance   (828 words)

 Performing and Creative Arts Trust (Activities 02)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apart from a few scattered music schools and universities offering degree courses in Indian classical music, there is no single institution which offers a comprehensive education for the aspiring music artiste, on the lines of leading institutions in the West, like the Berklee College of Music.
Musicians and other music lovers will thus be able to source and listen to rare recordings not available easily.
The music videos of these non-filmi songs (Hindi pop, rock, etc.) will also be housed in the library, as also select clipping from the films.
www.indiavibes.com /pcat/activ02.htm   (417 words)

 Music PR, filmi style   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
These days, when we meet people from the music industry, they point out that while some Hindi films have done well this year, the music industry hasn’t had a single super-hit.
But this year, instead of following old methods — like having music videos hammered endlessly or ensuring that albums are on top of music store charts — they may simply copy some of the recent film industry trends.
When I joined the music industry 20 years ago, we sold albums strictly on the basis of the music.
web.mid-day.com /entertainment/music/2003/august/61472.htm   (643 words)

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