Since the time of the Beatles

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.

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.


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