Music from India

Dihanam, Assamese praise song

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    RK DAT 51

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    In front of private traditional mud house, Bishnupur village, Majuli, Jorhat district, Assam.

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    Parul Saikia (singer, female), Niva Dutta Borah (singer, female), Lili Tamuli (singer, female), Lakhay Prava Hasarika (lead singer, cymbals), Bhan Baorah (singer, female), Dowl Borah (singer, female), Panashari Saiki (singer, female), Kamala Hasarika (singer, female), Jintu Borah (nagara drums) , Dina Bhavali (horizontally held khol drum)

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    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    These female singers from Majuli island perform a Dihanam praise song dedicated to the reformer Shankaradeva and god Krishna. Female Singers: Parul Saikia, Niva Dutta Borah, Lili Tamuli, Lakhay Prava Hasarika (lead singer and cymbals player), Bhan Baorah, Dowl Borah, Panashari Saiki and Kamala Hasarika. Male instrumentalists: Jintu Borah plays the nagara drums and Dina Bhavali the horizontally held khol drum. Listen to some nice background sounds from birds and goats. The artists belong to the Assamese community and Assamese belongs to the north Indian language group.

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