Some artists use music to fuel their creativity while they work. This seems cumbersome to me. So, I sing while I work, much to the annoyance of my wife and WTF looks of my cat.
I grew up watching Bollywood, and as I don’t listen to much music now, most of my musical knowledge/singing is limited to this genre pre-2000. Thanks to Youtube, I’ve been able to reconnect with these songs. Also thanks to Youtube, I’ve found that a lot of the songs I grew up with were heavily plagiarized.
In this series I’ll be presenting the original versus the copied versions of some songs that I remember. Let’s kick off with “Hawa Hawa” a Pakistani copy of its Iranian neighbor’s “Havar Havar.”
It still takes a bit of genius to adapt this media to a new audience, and these plagiarized songs eventually expose people to the originals.