Music from India

Sora Cuckoo song with two-stringed fiddle

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:14:05

  • Cultures

    Sora

  • Shelf mark

    RK DAT 15

  • Recording date

    2001-03-03

  • Recording locations

    In the back garden of Mr. Sunna Saora, plains Sora village called Dombassera, Rayagada district, Orissa.

  • Performance occasion

    Noon

  • Performers

    Sunna Saora (singer, male, two-stringed Sora fiddle)

  • Recordist

    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    The itinerant Sora singer, Sunna Saora sings a song dedicated to the Indian cuckoo and accompanies himself on the two-stringed Sora fiddle called gogoray. The recordist met Sunna in a Sora village, where he went from house to house, asking for some rice grains and playing his songs. Sunna Saora belongs to the Sora tribe and sings in the Austro-Asiatic language Sora.

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Sora Cuckoo song with two-stringed fiddle

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