Music from India

Sora Cuckoo song with two-stringed fiddle

  • Add a note
    Log in to add a note at the bottom of this page.
  • All notes
  • My notes
  • Hide notes
Please click to leave a note

The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified.
Legal and ethical usage »

Tags (top 25):
(No tags found for this item)
  • Type


  • Duration


  • Cultures


  • Shelf mark

    RK DAT 15

  • Recording date


  • Recording locations

    In the back garden of Mr. Sunna Saora, plains Sora village called Dombassera, Rayagada district, Orissa.

  • Performance occasion


  • Performers

    Sunna Saora (singer, male, two-stringed Sora fiddle)

  • Recordist

    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    The itinerant Sora singer, Sunna Saora sings a song dedicated to the Indian cuckoo and accompanies himself on the two-stringed Sora fiddle called gogoray. The recordist met Sunna in a Sora village, where he went from house to house, asking for some rice grains and playing his songs. Sunna Saora belongs to the Sora tribe and sings in the Austro-Asiatic language Sora.

  • Metadata record:

    View full metadata for this item