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Bollywood Disco @ SOBs

Post by SOBs on Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:56 pm

"For One Night Only, Bollywood Disco takes over SOB's"(sorry bhangra
Thursday April 24th

Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00
Admission: $12/$15
2 for 1 drinks frozen mojitos
between 8:00PM & 9:00PM
Bollywood is shorthand for the Hindi-language film industry centered
in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. It is the world's largest,
yearly churning out hundreds of 3-hour musical epics that also
drive South Asia's pop music industry. To the current generation
of South Asian club-goers, Bollywood is synonymous with the
1970s golden age of masala films. This decade produced blockbusters
like Don and Sholay (which still holds the record for most-viewed
film ever made) not to mention "some of the fattest funk
tunes that ever pimp-rolled their way down Music Street, Bombay."

Bollywood has lit up the cultural radar of the west, resulting
in extensive press coverage, references in films like Moulin
Rouge and Ghost World, and the nomination of Lagaan for best
foreign film Oscar. Not surprisingly, classic Bollywood soundtracks
from the 70s have been the focus of no less than 5 compilations
in the past few years.

(However, with the exception of Outcaste
Records comp Bollywood Funk, these have been mostly compiled
by and for outsiders to South Asian culture and often provide
an uneven view of the genre.) Even the cutting edge of hiphop
production has been shaped by the retro Bollywood sound, as
producers like Dan the Automator, DJ Shadow, Timbaland and
DJ Quik dip into Bollywood's back-catalog to widen their production


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