Music from India

Sutuli solo

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:16

  • Cultures

    Assamese

  • Shelf mark

    RK DAT 55

  • Recording date

    2002-01-05

  • Recording locations

    On harvested rice field, Upper Katoni village, North Kamalabari, Majuli, Jorhat district, Assam.

  • Performance occasion

    Noon

  • Performers

    Bharat Das (sutuli stone flute), Manu Kalita, Chatana Saikia, Prajialita Pathak, Nilakshi Boruah, Monalisa Boruah

  • Recordist

    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    Bharat Das plays the sutuli stone flute. Four female Bihu dancers mime the playing of the sutuli stone flutes but don’t produce any sound. Manu Kalita, Chatana Saikia, Prajialita Pathak, Nilakshi Boruah, and Monalisa Boruah are from villages surrounding the small town Kamalabari, the local centre on the river island Majuli. Sutuli playing belongs to the Bihu musical genre. The artists belong to the Assamese community and Assamese belongs to the north Indian language group.

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