Music from India

Dhol and Pepa

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    RK DAT 53

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  • Recording locations

    Village square close to the village namghar (prayer hall), Koraholla village, Majuli, Jorhat district, Assam.

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  • Performers

    Bharat Das (horizontally-held dhol drum), Bopai Khatania (pepa oboe)

  • Recordist

    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    This dhol and pepa instrumental performance belongs to the Bihu musical genre. Bharat Das plays the horizontally-held dhol drum and Bopai Khatania, the pepa oboe. The artists belong to the Assamese community and Assamese belongs to the north Indian language group.

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