After reading your textbook and any provided lecture notes for this unit, post your reaction to one of the provided discussion topics below. Be sure to use your own words and reactions, not simply something you copied from some other online source. Be sure to copy the prompt that you are using for your response into your post.
Your initial posting should be at least 200 words (not including the discussion prompt). You must start a thread in response to the prompt before you can read and reply to other students’ threads. In addition, respond to at least two threads from your classmates, including the thread above and below yours. Each of your responses to two of your classmates’ threads must be at least 75 words. If you are the first poster, respond to the thread below yours and one other thread.
1. What made India and Indian music attractive to the “world traveler” or “hippy” generation of the 1960s and 1970s? How does this context of India’s music contrast with the current music scene (as you perceive it) in the United States?
2. Since the time of the Beatles, the sounds of sitars and other traditional Indian instruments (either the actual instruments or digitally sampled versions) have become commonplace in much Western popular music. Recordings of groups and artists ranging from the Rolling Stones to Ricky Martin feature an “Indian” element. Beginning with keyword searches on the Internet (such as search “Rolling Stones AND sitar” or “Ricky Martin AND sitar”), try to locate several examples of such music. Post your findings on the discussion board, including what Indian elements you hear and how they function in the music.
the book is: music of the people of the world