Arnold Adriaan Bake South Asian Music Collection

1. Song played on a small tiriya flute; 2. The same song, performed by male vocalist accompanied unisono on a small tiriya flute; 3. "Otma lolo kạmru guru, serma setoṅ buạṅ guru": incantation song

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:28

  • Cultures

    Santali

  • Shelf mark

    C52/1644

  • Recording date

    1931-03

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Arnold Adriaan Bake South Asian Music Collection

  • Recording locations

    Kairabani (Jharkhand)

  • Recordist

    Bake, Arnold Adriaan

  • Abstract

    1. Unidentified song played on a small tiriya flute; 2. The same song performed by a male vocalist accompanied unisono on a small tiriya flute; 3. "Otma lolo kạmru guru, serma setoṅ buạṅ guru": traditional Santali song, probably an incantation song, performed by male vocalist. Meaning of words: "kạmru guru" - teacher of charms, incantations and herbal medicine; "serma" - the sky; "setoṅ" - the rays of the sun; "buạṅ guru" - teacher of the buạṅ, a stringed musical instrument; 4. Ref. tone. Reasonable quality recording but with surface noise.

  • Description

    Bake India I, No.4: Santali music

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