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The Gaines of Nepal

Various Artists
The Gaines of Nepal

Gaines (GUY-naze) literally translates as "singers" in Nepalese and refers to the Nepali musician caste. The Gaines of Nepal, released in 1982, features 20 minutes of music played on the sarangi and mahadai. The sarangi is a 4-string fiddle-like instrument, and the mahdai is a two-sided drum. Selections feature folk songs and religious songs. The liner notes include a translation of the long "Ballad of the Murdered Daughter" as well as a history of gaines.

Track Listing

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Chhori mareko - Ballad of the Murdered Daughter Gothe Gaine 15:35
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102
Begging Song Mr. and Mrs. Lal Gaine 5:07
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201
Bahini, Namaskar - Hello, Little Sister Chabi Lal Gaine and Lal Bahadur Gaine 3:01
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A Shastri Garbhe Gaine 11:59
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A Shastri Garbhe Gaine 4:34

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