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Sunny Jain's Impressive 'Wild Wild East' Is a Compelling Call for Human Rights

Brooklyn bhangra heavyweight Sunny Jain draws on jazz, rock, and folk in a new, anti-xenophobia album Wild Wild East.

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'Gangs of Wasseypur' Is a Bloody Good Gangster Epic

Gangs of Wasseypur is tumultuous, five hour gangster saga, stuffed with humor as bleak as the story is bloody.

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Various Artists: Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! offers the screeching guitar tones and blurting organs you'd expect, with spirited and blissful head trips peppering its 20 thoroughly researched selections.

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India's Fair Skin Ambassadors Welcome Hip-Hop's New Dark Knight (video)

Since Shahrukh Khan is showing Akon around Bollywood, imagine that awkward moment when the two are out on the town and they encounter the Fair and Handsome advertising chair, and Shahrukh Khan says to Akon, "I'd like you to meet my sponsor."

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Laxmikant Pyarelal: Bollywood Remembers

This selection of Bollywood film classics is fantastic and should appeal to anyone with an interest in beautiful singing and inventive arrangements.

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A.R. Rahman: The Best of A.R. Rahman

His ability to grab quotations from unexpected places gives him plenty of chances to throw in a musical joke if he wanted to, but it doesn't seem to be in his temperament.

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Saawariya

The wonder of love and heartbreak with breathtaking visuals and top-notch Bollywood song and dance.

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Various: Bollywood Steel Guitar

The elevator music of India.

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Asha Bhosle: 75 Years of Asha

There are characteristic Asha touches, those nimble trills and teases, but nothing as ruthlessly energetic as some of the other Asha songs you might have heard.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Bollywood Gold

The Rough Guide to Bollywood Gold manages to be a solid contribution to a swelling genre without ever feeling like an essential disc.

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