Music from India
Sora wedding dance music
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RK DAT 05
On a harvested rice field, five minutes from Sitambeta, plains village called Arkana Kuda, Andhra Pradesh.
Shumpra, Buay (pane oboe), Sakana (banbai, dholak type, horizontally played drum), Babaduu (kading), Sadanga (bamboo flute)
The typical Sora dance ensemble is called kading-pane, which consists at least of two pane oboe and the kading kettle drum. The artists belong to the Sora tribe and speak the Austro-Asiatic language Sora. Traditionally this ensemble is exclusively reserved for celebrations and festivals related to the Sora ancestor worship. In this recording the performance was given by a semi-professional village dance group and additional instruments were used. Usually this group performs for weddings and official local government events. The male performers are Shumpra, Buay (pane); Sakana (banbai, a dholak type horizontally played drum); Anka (gangala cymbals); Babaduu (kading), Janaraju (ranoy bamboo rasp); and Sadanga (bamboo flute). Ten female perfomers sing wedding songs and dance.