Music from India
Sora Suura Koma trumpet duet
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Paddy field, Tame Gorjang, Orissa.
Mr. Gatgano (Suura koma trumpet), Mr. Dingama (Suura koma trumpet)
Suura koma trumpet duet performed by Mr. Gatgano and Mr. Dingama. Both artists belong to the Sora tribe and speak the Austro-Asiatic language Sora. These C-shaped trumpets are usually part of the ritual ensemble exclusively reserved for celebrations and festivals related to the Sora ancestor worship. For the Sora, death is a gradual process (it is believed that the deceased continue to live and finally die in another world). The development of a new personality seems to be an equally slow process.