My neighbor is from Pakistan. I thought that he had a weird taste in music. He would play his music outside when he was doing work in his garden or around the house through a Bluetooth speaker. I could hear it plain as day from my porch. I tried to listen, but I did not understand the language. He would listen to a lot of American songs too. I asked him where he was getting all the Pakistani albums, and he showed me an mp3 download site where he listens to a lot of his music.
It was kind of cool to see the Bollywood soundtracks alongside favorite American albums that are liked by Pakistanis. I had no idea that they would even be interested in some of the same music that I like. I figured that I would do my part to listen to more of his favorite Indian and Pakistani albums. Even though I did not know the language, I could still appreciate the vocals, rhythms and melodies. Continue reading Taking the Time to Get to Know My Pakistani Neighbors