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Taj Mahal Foxtrot free pdf In 1935, a violinist from Minnesota named Leon Abbey brought the first 'all negro' jazz band to Bombay, leaving behind a legacy that would last three decades. In a decade, swing would find its way to the streets of India as it influenced Hindi film music - the very soundtrack of Indian life. The optimism of jazz became an important element in the tunes that echoed the hopes of newly independent India. This book tells a story of India - and especially of the city of Bombay - through the lives of a menagerie of geniuses, strivers, and eccentrics, both Indian and American, who helped jazz find a home in the sweaty subcontinent. They include the burly African- American pianist Teddy Weatherford- the Goan trumpet player Frank Fernand, whose epiphanic encounter with Mahatma Gandhi drove him to try to give jazz an Indian voice- Chic Chocolate, who was known as the Louis Armstrong of India- and Anthony Gonsalves, who lent his name to one of the most popular Bollywood tunes ever- and many more. Taj Mahal Foxtrot, at its heart, is a history of Bombay in swing time.

About Naresh Fernandes

Naresh Fernandes is a consulting editor at 'Time Out India'. He has previously worked at 'The Times of India' and the 'Associated Press' in Bombay, and 'The Wall Street Journal' in New York. His articles have also appeared in 'The Hindustan Times', 'The New York Times', 'India Magazine', 'Outlook Traveller', 'Seminar', 'Columbia Journalism Review', 'Letras Libres', and 'Transition', among other publications. He is the co-author of 'Bombay Then and Mumbai Now' (Roli Books), a photo-led record of the city's historical and contemporary concerns. In 2003, he was the co-editor, along with Jerry Pinto, of 'Bombay Meri Jaan', an anthology of writing about Bombay. He has also contributed pieces to 'The Greatest Show on Earth', 'Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change', 'First Proof', 'Elsewhere', and 'When Bombay Burned'. He is a Poiesis Fellow at the Institute of Public Knowledge at New York University and is on the editorial policy board of the World Policy Journal. 'Taj Mahal Foxtrot' is his first book.

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Author : Naresh Fernandes
Publisher : Roli Books Pvt Ltd
Data Published : 31 December 2011
ISBN : 8174367594
EAN : 9788174367594
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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