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Monday, December 5, 2011

BBC News - Music giving India's young a new voice

India's new generation are choosing to do things differently to their parents - and one way is through a new brand of music.

Skinny jeans, long hair and bags of self confidence.

Like most front men, Arijit Datta knows how to work the crowd and charm them with his sweeping vocals.

He sings about relationships, life and love, and is part of a new wave of alternative musicians in India's growing "indie" scene.

A decade ago, bands playing Pink Floyd and Beatles covers were the staple of Western rock in India but today's musicians are shunning that, says Mr Datta.

"Today, there is immense pride in doing your own thing. The youth is more about having our own say than to adopt something Western."


BBC News - Music giving India's young a new voice

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