BUZZ FROM THE STATES: Hamilton

It is surprising when someone who does not identify as a ‘lover of musicals’ enthuses so whole-heartedly about something in the genre — this happened to me multiple times on a recent trip to the States.

Believe it or not, the musical event that is sweeping a multitude of music-lovers in the USA (beyond the usual Broadway pilgrims) is a biography of American founding-father Alexander Hamilton. Fusing hip-hop, rap, R&B, british pop (as well as musical theatre), if the soundtrack is anything to go by it won’t be long before Hamilton and its revolutionary notions find their way to British shores.

Musical history has never had such flow — props to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his dope compositional chops.

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