May be this will make Britney Spears’ music better:
Britney Spears has turned to Indian bhangra rhythms for her comeback song out later this year. The song features Spears singing and rapping over music and rhythms from rural India and has been remixed by British Asian producer Rishi Rich – himself celebrating a top 20 hit in the UK this month with Dance With You (Nachna Tere Naal). Rich has previously remixed songs for Westlife, Ricky Martin and Craig David.
Bhangra (don’t try to pronounce it; the “r” is not a regular one) is music and dance from Punjab (now divided into Indian and Pakistani parts). It became big in the 1980s with a number of mostly Sikh performancers who modernized the music. Here is some history of Bhangra.
And in recent years it has become quite popular in Britain as well. So it has been mixed with reggae, hip hop and other kinds of music by Punjabi Britishers. In the early days of Bhangra in Britain in the 1980s, I remember the group Alaap.
You can download lots of Bhangra music here, but as the website points out it should be only to sample the music and “after downloading mp3s, you must delete them from your hardisk within 24 hours.”
There is lots of Bhangra music online. If you want, go ahead and search for it. I am not pointing it out since most of it is pirated.