From Birmingham To Bollywood

Mo Dutta presents an engrossing look at the development of Asian Music in Britain.

The programme will feature contributions from some of the stalwarts of British Asian music.

We will hear tales of the direct experience of artists such as Nitin Sawney combining Rachmaninov and Rag.

We'll get the story of how DCS and others got into trouble with their parents for listening to Bhangra music instead of doing schoolwork.

We'll hear from Sheila Chandra the first artist to break the top ten with an Asian hit and from today's powerhouse Asian acts such as Jay Sean.

Mo will explore the places where the music of the East has exchanged influences with the music of the West.

He'll tell us how in the 1970s it was one-way traffic from the sub-continent to the UK.

Right now it's Birmingham and the UK which form the epicentre of the current Asian music world.

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Mo Dutta presents an engrossing look at the development of Asian Music in Britain.

The programme will feature contributions from some of the stalwarts of British Asian music.

We will hear tales of the direct experience of artists such as Nitin Sawney combining Rachmaninov and Rag.

We'll get the story of how DCS and others got into trouble with their parents for listening to Bhangra music instead of doing schoolwork.

We'll hear from Sheila Chandra the first artist to break the top ten with an Asian hit and from today's powerhouse Asian acts such as Jay Sean.

Mo will explore the places where the music of the East has exchanged influences with the music of the West.

He'll tell us how in the 1970s it was one-way traffic from the sub-continent to the UK.

Right now it's Birmingham and the UK which form the epicentre of the current Asian music world.