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Songs and Dances of Nepal

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Songs and Dances of Nepal

Recorded in 1958 on an expedition through west-central Nepal, Songs and Dances of Nepal features music from the Botea, Sherpa, Takali, and Newari tribal groups and escaped refugees from China. Nepal, which is bordered by China to the north and India to the south, east, and west, has a musical heritage inspired by both Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Compositions such as prayers, love songs, and folk tales are performed using instruments such as the tabla and sarangi from India and the damaru (drum) and taboo (bell) from Tibet. Liner notes include an introduction to Nepal and detailed track notes with translated lyrics.

Track Listing

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Nepali Love Song Purna Prasad Serchan 1:54
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102
Prayer Chant Darjung 1:50
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103
Untitled Song Tsering 1:43
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Ancient Thakali Prayer Chant Tan Prasad Serchan 1:22
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105
Song of Rejoicing Men playing harmonium and drums and women in the play 2:51
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106
Dance to Foreigners Female singers 2:25
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107
Damyan Music Nawang Tsering 1:06
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108
Dance Song Nawang Tsering and female singers 2:04
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109
Song by Ang Dawa Ang Dawa 1:24
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110
Song by Phurkeepa Phurkeepa 1:13
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111
Tibetan Song by Me La Me La 2:20
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201
Tibetan Begging Song Nakpa 1:38
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202
Untitled Song Tile Tolma 1:31
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203
Untitled Song Rema Gealchen 1:44
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204
Untitled Song Soltu Ma 2:21
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205
Flame Shrine: Conch and Drum Sumduch and Unabsong 0:57
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206
Flame Shrine: Prayer Chant Sumduch and Unabsong 3:14
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207
Nepali Love Song Sunimayan, Indraman Serchan, Govindman Serchan 3:01
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208
Tibetan Folk Tune Govindman Serchan 1:13
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209
Nepali Song Tiki Devi 0:59
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Damyan Music Prasad Tulachen 2:19
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211
Newari Song Susila Kansakar 2:40
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