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Mousie (Auntie)

Mousie (Auntie)

This is Rakesh Yankaran’s greatest hit. It is a sohar, a birth song, especially that of a son, still sung in bhojpuri speaking areas of India. It describes the mausi or the maternal aunt making halwa, and goes on to describe the chhati and barrahee festivities for the birth of a son. This version has an instrumental interlude on the harmonium played by Yankaran.