Epq British Asian Music Culture

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How can we define British Asian Music Culture?
Abstract
This report is about how Music has evolved throughout decades and looking into how people are diversifying one music culture (British Asian music in this case). It will show how Indian music is undergoing rapid change, mainly due to new ways of thinking and living as a result of contacts with the West. After that there is going to be a bit of information about the new trends of the British Asian music scene and how there has been a movement created recently because of the lack of media support with the old movement.

Introduction
British Asian music culture is simply how Asian’s born in Britain have used the British musical instruments and Indian Bollywood/ Bhangra/ Folk instruments or even songs mixed together by music softwares and then singing/ rapping over them. Burban is a new movement in this culture which means Brown Urban, and Urban Desi which was a movement got replaced by Burban There are many artists in this specific music industry including artists like; Jay Sean when he was in his early years of his music career before he went to the US, Juggy D (Jagwinder Singh Dhaliwal) who has been in the Bhangra section of this culture since 2004, Panjabi MC, Swami (which is a band from Leicester and has become the most renowned acts in the South Asian music history), Raxstar is an Asian rapper who has been writing songs for over 10 years and made his breakthrough from his song ‘Keep it undercover’ with help from his friend called Sunit who helps him produce his music, Shizzio (who is another British Asian recording artist) was active in this industry from 2004 aswell and has been associated with DJ’s on BBC Asian Network such as Nihal and Bobby Friction, and there are many more artists Research Review

As this is a bit of large topic considering the amount of South Asian’s living in the UK and their different types of favourite music choices I have asked some British Asian friends some questions (shown in bold below) and they have replied to them accordingly in Italics: This is what the first friend has said to me:

How long have you been listening to bhangra or even any British/Asian music? Since I was 10... (16 now)
Who is your favourite British Asian artist?
Use to be Jay Sean... Haha not now, don't have a favourite
Do you like any artist or band which was/were born in India? Garry Sandhu
Which song of his, hers or theirs do you like?
‘Main nee peenda’ and ‘sahan to pyariya’
Another friend replied to my questions by naming other artists: How long have you been listening to bhangra or even any British/Asian music? A very long time
Who is your favourite British Asian artist?
Jay Sean
Do you like any artist or band which was/were born in India? Gurdas Maan
Which song of his, hers or theirs do you like?
All of his songs but mainly a song called ‘Tere Bajhon’

Later on, a fellow student replied to my questions by naming other artists: How long have you been listening to bhangra or even any British/Asian music? 10 years or so
Who is your favourite British Asian artist?
Mumzy Stranger
Do you like any artist or band which was/were born in India? Miss Pooja
Which song of his, hers or theirs do you like?
One of Miss Poojas song called ‘Romantic Jatt’

I then asked two Music teachers in my school, the first teacher has put up a video on YouTube: How long have you been listening to bhangra or even any British/Asian music? I have only listened to RnB and soul music since I can remember Who is/are your favourite British Asian artists?

I don’t have any
Do you like any artist or band which was/were born in Asia?
Ustaad Tari Khan, he was my teacher

Which song of his, hers or theirs do you like?
He hasn’t made any songs but what I like about him is that he does solo work and as an accompanying musician I feel that he is a compete musician

The second Music teacher replied by answering:
How long have you been listening to bhangra or even any...
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