What I am interested in is what you refer to as the supposed "vulgarity" of Bhojpuri music. Academics here have said that the chutney music we sing comes from the songs performed for the Matikoor part of the wedding ceremony, and this accounts for the "vulgar" nature of the songs.
But these were supposed to be performed by women, for women only to hear.I am not sure if that is the case. Chutney music has become vulgar here because of the vulgarity of the African-derived music were have here as well. I would like to know how "vulgar" Bhojpuri music is in the Bhojpur region, but I have never had the chance to hear it. (Furthermore, I do not understand Bhojpuri well.) I certainly would be interested if any of you have heard chutney music from Trinidad and Guyana, and I would like to know your honest opinion about its similarities and differences with Bhojpuri music from UP / Bihar. As I said, it has taken off here in a really big way, and developed a whole style and industry, without knowing much about its origins at all.