ABSOLUTELY hate it.
India has such a rich culture of folks songs, of dances and music that is not cinema-related, yet schools take the lazy way out and use film (Hindi at that) music for their cultural programmes.
O is in the school annual day function, and for the bit on festivals of India, every damn song is from a Hindi movie.
And worse still, most of the steps are that filmy-crap.
Yes, the children enjoy it. Love all that jazz. But I quite confident that they would be just as thrilled with other kind of programming. They are not even given the basic exposure to that part of our heritage.
At the nursery school she used to go to earlier, the teachers took such great care to introduce songs and stories from all over the country (and the world). The effort was so visible, the results so wonderful.
Now it’s just lazy nonsense.
I AM SO BUGGED.
So this annoyed parent is going to go kick up a fuss.