Differences between Bangladeshi and Western Music
Each and every country has its own culture. They can’t be superseded by the culture of another country. So, it’s quite natural that there are some basic differences between Bangladeshi and Western music. The differences are very much distinct. In theme and melody, our songs are poles apart from western music. Our songs especially the Nazrul Sangeet. Rabindra Sangeet, traditional songs are very much graceful and refined. But Western music is very much vulgar. Musical instruments are used more in Western music. On the other hand, ours are melodious and musical instruments are used less. Western singers use metallic sound, whereas we don’t. The significant difference is that individual love is the theme of Western music. That love is only the love of the lovers. On the contrary, the theme of our song is also love but it’s quite different from Western music. Love as the theme of our song is for lovers. for parents, for our motherland, and last of all for Allah. The western song has hardly any appeal. In contrast, our song has a great appeal and it touches our hearts. In a word. a country can’t sacrifice its own identity and culture for another country. The cultural differences were in the past, have been in the present, and will be in the future.