Panel 01 - The Electric Guitar in Popular Culture

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Adaptation of Electric Guitar in Indian Cinema

Start Date

27-3-2015 11:00 AM

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The Indian cinema owes a great deal to the West and the US in terms of music, in particularly the Electric Guitar, which has now become an integral part of the Indian cinema. The Voyage of the Guitar to India took place by the Portugese and the British through the coastal areas like Goa, West Bengal, Bombay and gradually spread over to many parts of the country. The word guitar comes from the Portugese word 'guitarra' derived from the Greek word 'kitharra' that refers to the Greek island of love and poetry, Cythara, which was dedicated to the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus.

Music in Indian Cinema has been adopting and adapting various genres across the globe. Music is divine and has been an innovative performing art with its influence across the globe. In the present era, Indian cinema, along with the Hollywood and Chinese film industries became a global enterprise. In fact as many as 1,000 films are released annually in various languages across India and in terms of annual film output, India ranks first, followed by Nollywood, Hollywood and China. Indian Expatriates in various countries garnered international audiences for Indian films of various languages.

Music as a popular culture form is in a continual flux and has been evolving through the process of experimentation and innovation. Although, at present there has been tremendous focus on experimentation of many musical instruments, but the present study focuses attention on the adaptation of the Electric guitar in Indian cinema.

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Mar 27th, 11:00 AM

Adaptation of Electric Guitar in Indian Cinema

The Indian cinema owes a great deal to the West and the US in terms of music, in particularly the Electric Guitar, which has now become an integral part of the Indian cinema. The Voyage of the Guitar to India took place by the Portugese and the British through the coastal areas like Goa, West Bengal, Bombay and gradually spread over to many parts of the country. The word guitar comes from the Portugese word 'guitarra' derived from the Greek word 'kitharra' that refers to the Greek island of love and poetry, Cythara, which was dedicated to the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus.

Music in Indian Cinema has been adopting and adapting various genres across the globe. Music is divine and has been an innovative performing art with its influence across the globe. In the present era, Indian cinema, along with the Hollywood and Chinese film industries became a global enterprise. In fact as many as 1,000 films are released annually in various languages across India and in terms of annual film output, India ranks first, followed by Nollywood, Hollywood and China. Indian Expatriates in various countries garnered international audiences for Indian films of various languages.

Music as a popular culture form is in a continual flux and has been evolving through the process of experimentation and innovation. Although, at present there has been tremendous focus on experimentation of many musical instruments, but the present study focuses attention on the adaptation of the Electric guitar in Indian cinema.