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Posted Thursday, April 19, 2007
Compiled from about 400 hours of digital recordings by Rolf Killius, this is a collection from the British Library’s Traditional Music in India Project of rarely heard vocal music from rural India. Performers are all professional or semi-professional, and belong to the lower end of the Indian socio-religious culture. The recordings were all made on location in villages and monasteries in east and north-east India. Extensive notes on the music are included.
As you might imagine this is grassroots music with its own culturally distinct flavours. The clear recordings make a valuable reference album, carefully and thoroughly put together.
TOPIC TSCD933 (PLANET)