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Zakir Hussain and Bobos

Category: , , By El Subliminal
Went to a concert by the indescribable Zakir Hussain yesterday. First the show was fantastic, 
he brought along with him a coterie of accompanying artistes (from Niladri Kumar, to his brothers, to an  awesome percussion troupe from Meghalaya). His centre piece with the accompanying sarangi and his brother on the other table was , well sublime.
So it was great.

But what I want to blog about today is the scourge called Bobos . While the description itself is fairly apt ( one of my best buddies, nikos calls them cultural eunuchs),  I can tell you that nothing beats actually seeing a bobo specimen in person. 

And for a concert of this magnitude, there were bobos everywhere, crawling out of the woodwork like there is no tomorrow.  

I would like to start characterizing these bobos in greater detail. To start with, what about desi bobos? Dobos? What will they look like? 

3 comments so far.

  1. Tracer Bullit May 14, 2008 at 4:21 AM
    I think they already have Desi Bobos. Just go to 5th Ave to observe them in their natural habitat, or scout those little Mayan artifact boutiques (they will be the ones purchasing the fake rhino horns).
  2. El Subliminal May 15, 2008 at 4:28 PM
    I see. But i was thinking more in lines of - desis who
    buy into all things popular Americana. The bling-bling and all.

    But you make a solid observation. However I thought the desis who buy fake rhino horns would be duppies. no?
  3. Tracer Bullit May 16, 2008 at 8:05 PM
    I think they do that too. But actually how would you differentiate between a Dobo and a Duppy? I think with Desis they are one and the same...

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