Friday, May 31, 2002

Did you know that Greek composers were inspired by Indian film songs of the 50s?

Well, Helen Abadzi discovers in Hindi Films of the 50s in Greece:The Latest Chapter of a Long Dialogue: Most people know that Alexander the Great conquered northwest India in 327 CE. But very few people know that India conquered the heart of Greece around 1960. Not even Indians know of this remarkable event. ... The invasion started in 1954 and took place on the screens of working-class movie houses. It was an invasion of spectacular colors, music, dances, songs, and gorgeously dressed actresses.

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