Music from India
Jodiya bawal double flute with ensemble
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In front of the open village (men) assembly house (betak), Hodka village, Banni area, Bhuj district, Kachchh, Gujarat.
Khima Waga (Jodiya bawal double flute), Gagan Bharmal (vaaja bronze cymbals), Nanji Narshi (vaaja bronze cymbals), Harji Dosha (garo clay-pot drum)
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.”