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Folk Music of India (1950)  CD

Folk Music of India (1950) CD

  • $1799


"This item is part of the Folkways archives.  The original liner notes from the LP are included."

This collection of Indian music from West Bengal in the east, Haryana in the north, Kerla in the south, and Rajastan from western India represent the product of several centuries of a flourishing musical tradition. Whether a sacred melody or a snake charming tune, each of these songs feature intricate drum patterning and a unique instrumentation which can only be expected in a country where music is a gift of the gods.

101     Folk Song from West Bengal      Male singer, instrumentalists      2:53                              
102     Folk Song from Haryana     Male singer with sarangi, pakavaj, and kartals     2:49                     
103     Tamil Folk Song     Male singers, violinist, vani and mirdam players     2:48                         
104     A Naga Swaram-Snake Charmers Melody     Three reed-instrument players, drummer, cymbals     2:14      
201     Religious Song from Kerla     Mixed singers, kattyavana veena players, drummer     2:04               
202     Sanai Gath     Mr. Bismillah, drummer, drone player     3:28                                           
203     Rajastan Folk Song     Musicians with sarangi, gopi-jantra, sitar, tabla, and baya     2:53           
204     Folk Song from South India     Flutist, violinist, mirdam player     1:51                             
205     Folk Song from South India     Flutist, mirdam and tappu players     0:55                             


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