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Global Beat Fusion traces hip-hop back to an unlikely source: India. Centuries of cultural practices and spiritual beliefs formed a bond between indentured servants in Jamaica, eventually leading to the formation of rap music in the Bronx in the nineteen seventies. Based on the book by Derek Beres, Global Beat Fusion: The History of the Future of Music, this documentary reveals an undiscovered history of the myriad influences that created the world’s most popular music.