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Jodiya bawal double flute with ensemble

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:04:58

  • Cultures

    Kachchi

  • Shelf mark

    RK DAT 73

  • Recording date

    2005-03-29

  • Recording locations

    In front of the open village (men) assembly house (betak), Hodka village, Banni area, Bhuj district, Kachchh, Gujarat.

  • Performance occasion

    Evening

  • Performers

    Khima Waga (Jodiya bawal double flute), Gagan Bharmal (vaaja bronze cymbals), Nanji Narshi (vaaja bronze cymbals), Harji Dosha (garo clay-pot drum)

  • Recordist

    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    Mr. Khima Waga plays the Jodiya bawal double flute supported by Gagan Bharmal, Nanji Narshi (both play vaaja bronze cymbals), and Harji Dosha (garo clay-pot drum). The instrument jodiya bawal consists of two flutes – one for the drone and the other for melody – both played simultaneously. All musicians are from the Meqwar village Hodka in Banni. The Meqwar are Hindus and speak Kachchi language (north Indian language group). The melody is taken from a Kachchi folk song, where a sister sings for her brother: “Please come soon my dear brother. I’m missing you.”

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