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Rough Guide

The Rough Guide To Bollywood Legends: Asha Bhosle

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Asha Bhosle's name is synonymous with two things: Bollywood (filmi) and success. The appetite for Bollywood reaches way beyond the subcontinent and its far-flung diaspora communities. In terms of scale of popularity, the size of its audience and the possibilities for creating stars, no other popular music culture compares with that of the Indian subcontinent. Asha's effect in terms of global cultural impact and influence can not be underestimated, and her Olympian place as the most recorded artist in history, with more than 20,000 documented songs in over a dozen languages, is undisputed. This album has been compiled and produced with Asha's assistance and includes track commentary by her, taken from an interview conducted as part of this project.
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Asha Bhosle's name is synonymous with two things: Bollywood (filmi) and success. The appetite for Bollywood reaches way beyond the subcontinent and its far-flung diaspora communities. In terms of scale of popularity, the size of its audience and the possibilities for creating stars, no other popular music culture compares with that of the Indian subcontinent. Asha's effect in terms of global cultural impact and influence can not be underestimated, and her Olympian place as the most recorded artist in history, with more than 20,000 documented songs in over a dozen languages, is undisputed. This album has been compiled and produced with Asha's assistance and includes track commentary by her, taken from an interview conducted as part of this project.

'It takes awhile getting used to Indian film star Asha Bhosle's strident singing, but it's worth it.' Rolling Stone