Music to the (same) beat

I’d never thought I’d get used to new agey pinko-grey people singing and so often mispronouncing Indian music, but … it’s really grown on me. I loved Jai Uttal in concert at Esalen over Thanksgiving.

I can dance to this stuff for hours.

And after some hours, I was surprised to realize that every one of the Indian-based new age adaptations is to a Kehrva rhythm (Dha Gi Na Ti Na Ki Dhin Na has 4 + 4 = 8 beats).

I wonder why that is.

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One Response to “Music to the (same) beat”

  1. knightstango Says:

    Maybe it’s because ALL the dance music, Indian-inspired or not, is to a 4:4 beat. Duh.

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