Traditional Indian music?
July 13, 2010 7:02 AM Subscribe
The Indian background music in the Beatles' "Within You Without You"... tell me more about it.
posted by Meatbomb to media & arts (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It seems like this isn't likely a pure George Harrison creation. The backing Indian instrumentation sounds like "Indian music", and I am guessing that the guys that they hired are just playing their typical stuff. Right?
So... what exactly is this song? Or what is this type / genre of music called? If I wanted to find a bunch of this sort of traditional Indian music, how would I search for it? Can you recommend specific groups / artists?
NB: INSTRUMENTAL music is what I am after, or very limited vocals and in Hindi or at least not in English. I DO NOT want any sort of modern mixup / mashup / interpretation stuff. I want this sort of pure unadulterated source stuff. (?swarmandal dilruba tabla sitar tambura?)
Much obliged for any help you might provide in advance!