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Introduction Indian music was introduced to the West long time ago Today Indian music is performed on the stage all over the world Apart from this it has become an integral part of musical genres like World Music Along with Reggae Latin music with all its diverse styles from various regions and Celtic Indian music has slowly but surely started enjoying possibilities that are as wide-ranging as any of the vast and varied musical cultures of the world Indian Art Film Music Indian Classical Music Indian Folk Music even Indian Pop music -- all form a part however small of World Music or Worldbeat or ethnopop or whatever you may call it This music from the Third World has already made a lasting cultural impact What attracts us to Indian music Why should we listen to music from other countries of the world Is it the West versus the Rest What inspires us to try Other peoples music Well there are at least five reasons One the World Music is most of the music in the world today Second it is very enriching Third it provides us the much-needed change Fourth it can bring us in contact with other cultures of the world Fifth it brings with it huge resources of raw pulsating energy And more Indian music is the gateway to the ancient enduring Indian culture It can lead you to Veda-s Yoga meditationBhagvad Gita But first of all and most of all Indian music is an end in itself It is different fresh full of life meditative in this moment ecstatic in the next Indian music versus Western music This is a vast topic Let us deal with a few salient features which will bring out some of the obvious differences First Indian music IM is based on melody Western music WM on harmony This is not to say that WM has no melody In my personal opinion
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