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Music from South India: Kerala

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Music from South India: Kerala

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"Music in South India – Kerala"

The tracks on this 1961 album include religious music as well as poetry and mythical tales from the Kerala region at the southeastern tip of the Indian Subcontinent. The kombu (a semi-circular bronze horn), maddalam and tamila (drums), and the ilatalam (cymbals) are among the many instruments listeners will hear. Liner notes include photographs of the region's musicians, background information on each track, as well as texts in English and Sanskrit, Malayalam, and Tamil.

Track Listing

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Panchawādyam Instrumental 0:59
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102
Panchawādyam Nārāyana Mara and Party 5:26
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103
Ashțapadi Male Kēraḷa singer, drummer 1:54
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104
Idakka T.R. Ṡankaran Nambūdiri and P.M. Nārāyana Mara 0:46
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105
Kīrtanam Parur P.V. Ponnamma 2:38
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106
Kathakaḷi: Kirādan Two Kathakaḷi singers, percussionists 4:59
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107
Kathakaḷi: Kirādan Two Kathakaḷi singers, percussionists 3:49
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108
Kathakaḷi: Nala Charitam M.E.P. Pillai and Gōpinathan Nāyar, K. Dāmōdaran Pannikar and Vāsudēva Poduwāl, Mankūlam Vishnu Nambūdiri and Kudamā ḷur Karunākaran Nāyar 1:41
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201
Villaḍichanpāṭṭu J.L., male Villupāṭṭu singers, percussionists 0:42
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202
Vēlu Tampi J.L., male Villupāṭṭu singers, percussionists 2:20
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203
Tiruwādirakaḷi Nāyar women who are members of the Kēraḷa State Police villupāṭṭu Party 1:23
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204
Kaniyān Paṭṭu - Astrologers' Song Father and sons 1:58
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205
Vēlan Pravaṛtti: Nārāyaṇa Nārāyaṇa 1:17
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206
Vēlan Pravaṛtti: Pāpu Padmanabhan (Pāpu) 1:35
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207
Kuŕavarkaḷi:Gaṇapati Stōtram Male Kuravan singers 1:33
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208
Kuŕavarkaḷi: Nāgachuṭṭu Chellappan 1:54
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209
Sarpam Pāṭṭu: The Instruments Musicians with chorus 1:06
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210
Sarpam Pāṭṭu: Oh excellent serpents Puḷḷavan singers, musicians 1:51
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211
Sarpam Pāṭṭu: Oh excellent serpents Puḷḷavan singers, musicians 1:45
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212
Arpu Papan, Gȯpālan, pinnatti 1:57
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Villinmēl Teyyampaka C.M. Nīilakantha Nambūdiri, C.M. Purushottama Nambūdiri, K.P. Kṛishṇa Poduwal and P. Kēṡava Poduwāi 3:00
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