India World Library of Folk and Primitive Music


India World Library of Folk and Primitive Music

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Originally recorded in the 1950s by author, painter, and Hindu philosopher Alain Danielou, this collection is the first of its kind to be published and offers a glimpse into the colorful and varied tradition of Indian music, including sacred temple songs, classical improvisations, tribal vocal melodies, and popular art music. Part of the World Library historic series, the first anthology of world music in high fidelity sound. Edited by Alan Lomax. INCLUDES EXTENSIVE NOTES ON INDIAN MUSIC, WITH RARE PHOTOS AND ORIGINAL NOTES AND SONG TRANSCRIPTIONS BY ALAIN DANIELOU. 1. Dhun (three sahnai with khurdak drum) - Benares 2. Kajari (vocal with dholak and jhori) - Benares 3. Viraha (vocal duet with nagara) - Benares 4. Ahir Dance (nagara, dukkar, and gong) - Benares 5. Qawwali (vocal group with dholak and Indian harmonium) - Benares 6. Baul Song (solo vocal with dotara) - Benares 7. Bhajana (vocal group with ekatara and percussion) - Benares 8. Gond Song (vocal group) - Nagpur 9. Thumri (flute with khurdaka and vina) - Benares) 10. Raga Kamavardhani (South Indian vina) - Andhra Pradesh 11. Gat (sarangi and tabla) - Benares 12. Svaramandala (svaramandala solo) - Deccan 13. Alwar Song (vocal, tambura, sruti peti) - Madras 14. Kathakali (drum and cymbal ensemble) - Madras 15. Kathakali, part 2 (drum and cymbal ensemble) - Madras 16. Tamil Drama (vocal group, sruti peti and percussion) - Madras 17. Tamil Drama (vocal group, sruti peti and percussion) - Madras 18. Dholak (dholak solo) - Benares
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