Rap Music’s Surge in India

Key Excerpt: “All over the world, it is only the communities who have been pushed to the margins who ask difficult questions through art, and that’s what is happening in India now.”

Supporting Article: BBC

Ricardo’s Summary: I have a great deal of interest in India as it not only has the second-largest population in the world, but is also incredibly diverse.

There is a bit of a myth about Indians as vegetarians, as 80 percent of the country is Hindu, and they are meat-eaters. The majority of vegetarians are in the northeast part of India. The southeast part of India is primarily meat-eating. Here’s an image that shows this graphically.

There is a new phenomenon in India that should be of interest to us all, and especially to those who have Indian partners. It is the surge of rap music in India. It emerged as a form of social protest and is a powerful force in India.

Referenced in the source article, TM Krishna said the following, “All over the world, it is only the communities who have been pushed to the margins who ask difficult questions through art, and that’s what is happening in India right now.”

So I ask you, how are you using music to create more healthy and sustainable cultures around you?

I would highly encourage you to read the entire source article as it is fascinating. You can do so here.

You and your culture matter,

Ricardo González is the founder and CEO of Bilingual America. He is the author of multiple books on cultural communications and is considered by many to be one of the foremost cultural experts in the world.

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