An Analysis of the Bhangra Dance and its Growing Popularity in Modern Times

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An Analysis of the Bhangra Dance and its Growing Popularity in Modern Times
This study will analyze the primary reason why the bhangra has become a growingly popular style of dance/music throughout the world. The major reason for this type of modernization an ancient form of dancing is founded in the emigrational patterns of Sikh Punjabis going to England and spreading their culture throughout the west. The recoding industry played a large part in disseminating cassettes of this music in the 1980s and 1990s reinforcing the dance trend to include both male and female versions in European culture. Also, with the fusion of bhangra into other musical forms like hip hop and house music in 1990s and into the 21st century, the style has become...
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.....s white artists and Punjabis both fused their styles in the 1990 and 2000s. With record sales being a clear sign that bhangra a music was growingly rapidly throughout the world, the inclusion of western hip-hop and house artists like Jay-Z helped to promote and expose this music to afar larger audience than was possible during the 1980s. These are the ways in which bhangra music and dance were popular ways in which Punjabi youth could express themselves, a tradition which continues to expand, mutate, and grow in popular in the 21st century.
Works Cited:
American Anthropological Association . Abstracts of the annual meeting -- American Anthropological Association for 1993. Los Angeles: University of California, 1993.
Muralidharan, Anuradha .