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Folk Music of India

Various Artists
Folk Music of India

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.

Track Listing

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