Top 30 Indian Music Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Indian Music Quotes from famous people such as Ravi Shankar, Kenny G, A. R. Rahman, Gulzar, John McLaughlin, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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My brother had a house in Paris. To it came many Western classical musicians. These musicians all made the same point: ‘Indian music,’ they said, ‘is beautiful when we hear it with the dancers. On its own, it is repetitious and monotonous.’
Ravi Shankar
Generally, I like Indian music because the melodies are usually not too complex, which is how I like music, and that’s the way I write music.
Kenny G
Bollywood music is definitely a big part of Indian music and can be a great way to introduce people to the sound. But I hope to continue to incorporate other types of Indian music into my work.
A. R. Rahman
The success of Indian music at the Oscars is a great achievement.
I find Indian music very funky. I mean it’s very soulful, with their own kind of blues. But it’s the only other school on the planet that develops improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music. So we have a lot of common ground.
John McLaughlin
The Indian music scene is completely dominated by Bollywood music. We need to create space for indi-pop music.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
The film producers have to understand that melody is the base of Indian music – they have to come back to that. Else, we’ll have short lived chart toppers which dim on public memory that moment the film if off screens.
Kumar Sanu
Folk music is the heart of the Indian music scene for several years.
Tulsi Kumar
I was the first Indian music composer to win the China Gold Award for ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ from ‘Disco Dancer.’ Adam Sandler repeated the song in his film ‘Zohan.’ ‘Disco Dancer’ is historical, as are ‘Sharaabi’ and ‘Namak Halal.’
Bappi Lahiri
I wish to contribute more to south Indian music, especially Tamil music.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Lataji defines the sound of Indian music, and I always had a secret desire of recording with her at least once.
Shankar Mahadevan
I’ve been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception.
Jimmy Carl Black
In Bombay, we have a fine concert hall. I think it is high time we built venues in Delhi and Calcutta, not only for western music, but also Indian music. It doesn’t matter which party is in power; don’t you think the capital of India should have a concert hall?
Zubin Mehta
The Indian music market is very film-oriented, and any other creative music venture doesn’t receive enough support. I’d rather do singles and put them on my website.
Shreya Ghoshal
I feel Indian music is very layered and emotional.
It has been my dream to feature on Billboard’s list, as I always wanted to make music for India that will make to that list. I have always wanted to take Indian music to an international platform someday, even if it is on number 100.
Guru Randhawa
I have always listened to Indian music online, much before my first visit to the country in 2015. But, when I got to India, I couldn’t get enough of it.
DJ Snake
I was listening to a lot of bebop. And to Miles Davis. Everyone thinks I was just in the folk world in 1966, but in 1963 and 1964, I was absorbing enormous amounts of music, from baroque to jazz to blues to Indian music.
I was actually going for the pre-medicine track and studying for my MCATs and then I decided to follow my passion, which was music. So I moved to India after college to re-immerse myself in Indian music.
Vidya Vox
Most of my colleagues have been insulated in Indian music alone – they did not think of the world beyond what they knew – but I always did and still do.
Asha Bhosle
Upcoming composers in Bollywood are falling prey to the volume game, without caring what they are doing to the history of Indian music, and that’s something to worry about.
Amaal Mallik
It’s great to see Latino music coming to the mainstream, but at the same time, there are also a lot more styles to explore: African music, Indian music, Chinese music.
Jonas Blue
When I began competing with the other artists in New York, I discovered classical North Indian music.
Henry Flynt
I don’t listen to Bollywood music much. But yes, I listen to Indian music quite often, and other non- film music.
Kailash Kher
I want to bring Indian music to the mainstream.
Vidya Vox
I gravitate to rhythmic music, so I listen to jazz, world music, Indian music, Hawaiian music, all kinds.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
A lot of Indian musicians settled abroad are fusing Indian music with reggae which I find very impressive.
Liz Mitchell
Though music transcends language, culture and time, and though notes are the same, Indian music is unique because it is evolved, sophisticated and melodies are defined.
Dayananda Saraswati
I had been interested in Indian music and I actually started studying Tableaus before I met him.
Terry Riley
‘Sunshine Superman’ was a pioneering work that for the first time presented a fusion of Celtic, jazz, folk, rock, and Indian music as well as poetry.