India Disappearing Brass Bands

India Disappearing Brass Bands

In this Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, photo, Suresh Singh, 60, from Moradabad, some 165 kilometres (162 miles) from Delhi, a members of Master Band, an Indian brass band specialized in playing weddings, poses for a portrait in New Delhi. Dressed in faded military-style uniforms or long silken tunics and turbans, brass bands playing the latest Bollywood tunes have long been a must-have at any Indian wedding. But as the tastes of young, wealthier Indians shift to more modern music, young couples increasingly choose DJs playing electronic music instead of live bands. The shift is leaving band owners and musicians struggling to find gigs, exacerbating an already difficult existence. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

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November 28, 2014 07:11:26 AM
December 26, 2014 07:12:47 AM
Manish Swarup
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FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2014 PHOTO
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