Guy Adam & Niel Nicholson Nepal Collection

Sokranti maila, Limbu Khali, Tamang selo, old dahnas and Brahmin old song

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:38:40

  • Cultures

    Limbu

  • Shelf mark

    C155/22

  • Subjects

    Maila songs

  • Recording date

    1984-05-04

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Guy Adams and Niel Nicholson Nepalese Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Sokranti, Nepal

  • Performers

    Altanpaprisun [?], Benezulan (singer), Derton, Sakranti [?] (singer), Dhola or Dola [?], Patrici (singer), Unidentified (singers, female and male)

  • Recordist

    Adams, Guy

  • Description

    Item note: Sokranti 3. First part: Sokranti Maila (annual festival celebrating a queen who had installed a water supply in the village): two men and eight women (all unmarried) singing in a circle (call and response); recorded away from the centre of the village. Second part, made in a tent: solo male singer singing: Limbu Khali 'Seri ma seri, iganga seri...; Tamang selo (song); old dahnas; Brahmin old song according to the singer sang by old and young women. NB. The names of the performers of the second part of this recording have been transcribed from listening to the recordings. Performer's note: Limbu people living in the foothills of East Nepal.

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Sokranti maila, Limbu Khali, Tamang selo, old dahnas and Brahmin old song

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