Music from India
Bhajare Pamare Mara, Assamese loko geet
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RK DAT 58
In the garden behind the house of the lead singer, Dakasensua Gaon village, Majuli, Jorhat district, Assam.
Vishnu Das (singer, male), Madhub Kalita (murali flute), Devajith Saikia (khamok fame drum), Pradip Gham (small bronze cymbals)
Vishnu Das, a singer from Majuli, and his band play the loko geet (folk song) Bhajare Pamare Mara, dedicated to the cowherd god Krishna. He plays harmonium, is supported by murali flute (Madhub Kalita), khamok fame drum (Devajith Saikia), and the small bronze cymbals (Pradip Gham). The artists sit on mats under banana bushes in the rear garden of Vishnu Das’s house. A large crowd gathered to listen from the adjoining gardens. The artists belong to the Assamese community and Assamese belongs to the north Indian language group.