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pop isai

\pop i-sai\
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Definition

pop (pronounced pope)

A variant of Sinhalese Baila, Tamil Pop isai (music) songs are characterized by poor production values, amateurish lyrics and score but surprisingly catchy tunes made some of these songs mega hits.

There are many imitations but the original genre was single handedly created in mid-70's/early-80's by A E Manoharan and brought to India from Sri Lanka by Tamil immigrants and asylum seekers. Almost every one in south India would recognize surangani song which is an example of this style of music.

Usage

Ramesh: Pop-isai cassette podu-da.
Mani: Why not.
Added 2012-02-28 by Silly Billy

Root

Sinhalese

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