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Folk Music of Kashmir

Various Artists
Folk Music of Kashmir

The Kashmir Valley, which separates the Himalayan and Pir Panjal mountain ranges, is a meeting point between northwestern India, eastern Pakistan, and Central Asia. The grandeur of this environment manifests itself in Kashmiri folk music—as the liner notes describe, "Heard across the lakes and waters at night as it echoes over surrounding mountains, it has a haunting, romantic appeal." Folk Music of Kashmir presents Kashmiri singing and traditional instruments such as the santur, the bamboo flute, the tabla, and the mutkah, a percussive clay pot renowned for its resonance. Liner notes include a description of Kashmir, track notes, illustrations of instruments, and pictures.

Track Listing

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Santur Instrumental 3:27
102
Title Music Vocal solo with chorus and other instruments 3:54
103
Title Music Instrumental with flute 2:47
104
Love and the Beauty of Nature Instrumental 3:54
105
Instrumental Instrumental 3:11
106
Song of the Boatmen Boatmen singing 4:15
107
Love Duet Duet 3:51
201
Song of the Nightingale Instrumental 5:14
202
Instrumental Instrumental 2:23
203
Romantic Music Instrumental 2:20
204
Song of the Silkworms Vocal with chorus 9:29
205
Beautiful Kashmir Chorus 4:00
206
Song of Spring A man singing 2:39

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