Colin Huehns Asia Collection
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Khapulu, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Ali, Akbar (dadan - bass drum), Ali, Strong (damal - set of two small kettledrums), Hassan, Ali (dadan - bass drum), Husain, Gulam (damal - set of two small kettledrums), Mohammad, Raja Kachu (tutek - descant recorder-type instrument)
Item note: Ghazal is the name of a particular two-part musical form. This ghazal is the Raja's favourite. Performer's note: There are two ensembles performing. Surmo Musicians are Ali (tutek - descant recorder-type instrument), Strong Ali (damal - set of two small kettledrums) and Ali Hassan (dadan - bass drum). Hassanabad Musicians are Mohammad Khan (tutek - descant recorder-type instrument), Gulam Husain (damal - set of two small kettledrums) and Akbar Ali (dadan - bass drum). During this song, the Raja of Khapulu, Kachu Mohammad plays tutek - descant recorder-type instrument.
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