Music from India
Pane oboe duet
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In front of Mr. Soraya’s (one pane player) house, hilltop village called Jajjuva, near Sitambeta, Orissa.
Mr. Kurmeya (pane oboe), Mr. Soraya (pane oboe)
Pane (oboe) duet performance by Mr. Kurmeya and Mr. Soraya before an ancestor festival in a remote Sora village. Both artists belong to the Sora tribe and speak the Austro-Asiatic language Sora. These oboes will later become part of the ritual ensemble exclusively reserved for celebrations and festivals related to the Sora ancestor worship. As in the Sora singing style, one oboe follows the other with a slight delay. For the Sora, death is a gradual process (it is believed that the deceased continue to live and finally die in another world). The development of a new personality seems to be an equally slow process.