Monday, August 1, 2016

Baraat bands

Baraat bands are a remnant of British colonial rule. They are a corruption of British military bands. The Indian kings were hugely impressed by these bands and created their own versions and eventually it became the done thing to have at your wedding These bands are a Northern India thing and are all over the place during wedding season (November to January). They come with sounds systems and porters with lights and their own generators making an unholy racket. Think Balearic / Bollywood / trance with an out of tune brass band accompaniment.

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