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Zulu Sings Indian Music

South African Patrick Ngcobo has learned, and sings Indian carnatic music, despite the skeptic and discouraging remarks of his African and Indian neighbours. Carnatic music is southern India's classical music. "The basic form is a monophonic song with improvised variations. There are 72 basic scales on the octave, and a rich variety of melodic motion. Both melodic and rhythmic structures are varied and compelling. This is one of the world's oldest & richest musical traditions." Indian music is basically composed of two traditional genres, namely Carnatic music from the south and Hindustani music from the north.