Friday, November 01, 2002

Aching verity

On Sunday, October 20, 2002, Indian Masala on WREK included producer Harry Anand's (brother of Hindi film music composer Anand Raaj Anand) Thoda resham lagta hai. This remix rabble is the rather under-discussed item in the Truth Hurts affair. Harry Anand's take on the long-lost Bappi Lahiri composition was released on his UMI-10 series (volume 3 to be precise) and -- wait for it -- was based on the Addictive/Dr. Dre version of the song, rather than the original Hindi film song. Now Ms. Mangeshkar and King Plagiarist Bappi Lahiri are both filing lawsuits against Dre and Co. This could pose some interesting issues for Mr. Anand.


RMIM Post discussing Harry Anand's remix

Listen online to Anand's remix {the title of interest is kaliyon ka chaman}

Bappi sues: The lawsuit charges American producers (including Dre) with practicing a form of "cultural imperialism" by not crediting Third World artists.. Titter, titter.

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Footnote: The model in the video for kaliyon ka chaman is meghana naidu, a UK-settled lass from down south. {information posted on RMIM}

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