chutney music
 n.— «Like Hindi cinema, Indian music too has caught the fancy of the local people, a new type of what is known as “chutney music’ is gradually becoming very popular in the country which has whose population comprises 43.5 per cent East Indian, 30 per cent African, nine per cent Amerindian, and the rest European, Chinese and Mixed. Chutney is an up-tempo, rhythmic song, accompanied by the dholak, the harmonium and the dhantal. Originally, chutney songs made reference to deities and were offensive to religious leaders.» —“Bollywood leaves indelible imprint on Guyana” in Georgetown, Guyana The Hindu (India) Nov. 8, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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