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Tribal Music of India: The Muria and Maria Gonds of Madhya Pradesh

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Tribal Music of India: The Muria and Maria Gonds of Madhya Pradesh

A buffalo-horn trumpet, the hakum, announces the joyful harvest festival and varying types of drums called mandri, kotoloka and kundir take over. A group of women chant antiphonally in leadership of the wedding festivities. Men dance on stilts, creating an intoxicating rhythm that is guided by drums. This is a snapshot of the musical practices found within the Bastar district of India, a region mostly comprised of tribal groups including the Muria and the Gonds.

Track Listing

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Karsar - Clan God Festival Music Female and male singers 7:24
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Marmi Pata - Wedding Song Female singers 3:58
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Dito Endana - Stilt Dance Garhbangal ghotul dancers, drummers 3:23
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Karsana Pata: Dippara Loporo - Recreational Song: In the Small Forest Female and male singers 4:33
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Kach Tehendor - Iron Jaw's Harp Remawand ghotul musicians 1:43
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Ghotul Pata - Tokaring Warawarang - Wagging Loincloth: A Taunting Song Male singers 2:06
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201
Forest Birds n/a 3:15
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Geri Endana - Dito Endana Female singers 4:47
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Hulki - Song for Lingo Pen, Founder of the Ghotul Female and male singers 3:28
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204
Chandu Binu - Kola Endana - Dandar Endana - Stick Dance Female and male singers 2:55
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Sulur - Flute Duo: Pargao Par, Anga Karsana Par Garhbangal musicians 2:24
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Dandami Maria Song Borokameli musicians 1:35
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Hill Maria Dance Lanka male musicians 1:57
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Hill Maria Song Female singers 1:15
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Hill Maria Dance Dondimarka male musicians 2:05
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