Music from India

Hai Prabhu Janardanu, Assamese loko geet

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    RK DAT 53

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  • Recording locations

    Near Kamalabari, Majuli, Jorhat district, Assam.

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  • Performers

    Bharat Das (singer, male, tokari lute), Madhub Kalita (murali flute), Pradip Gham (pati tal cymbals), Devajith Saikia (khamok frame drum).

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    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    Bharat Das and his band play the Loko Geet (folk song) praising god Janardanu, an incarnation of Vishnu: “Hai Prabhu Janardanu”. Bharat Das sings, plays the tokari lute and is supported by the other male musicians, all sitting in a semi-circle on a harvested paddy field: Madhub Kalita (murali flute), Pradip Gham (pati tal cymbals), and Devajith Saikia (khamok frame drum). The artists belong to the Assamese community and Assamese belongs to the north Indian language group.

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