Articles

Bollywood Bhajans: Style as "Air" In an Indian-Guyanese Twice-Migrant Community
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2014) Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 383-404

During weekly services at Indian-Guyanese Hindu temples in Minneapolis, participants sing devotional songs from Hindi films as well as songs rooted in Bhojpuri-speaking North India that are maintained through oral tradition in the Indian-Guyanese diaspora. In this context, the Bollywood ...

The Afterlives of Publishing: Christian Texts for Indian Jewish Song
Acta Musicologica (2016) Vol. 88, No. 1, pp. 63-86

When Bene Israel women in Mumbai gather after Shabbat services, they sing Marathi songs learned from mothers, aunts and friends. these songs are transmmitted orally, but many have origins that are neither oral or Jewish. Central to this repertory are ...