Since the late 1990s, when Bollywood really arrived in Europe, the sounds, images and everything else associated with India’s film industry have spread in different ways in different countries and at different paces.
One place where Bollywood has certainly made an impact is France – but not simply in terms of the traditional movie going experience. I’m always looking for new and interesting ways that Bollywood movies have had an effect in European countries, so I was delighted a while back to come across Paris-based band Olli and the Bollywood Orchestra, an outstanding ensemble that plays with and builds on some of the numerous traditional sounds we associate with India and its movies.
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