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
. 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.