Music from India

Kaafi about the home village

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    RK DAT 72

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    In traditional Bhunga mud round house in Dhordo village, Banni area, Kachchh, Gujarat.

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    Masruddin (singer, male, Indian harmonium)

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    Killius, Rolf

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    The singer Mr. Masruddin from the Mutwar community in Dhordo village (Banni) sings a song belonging to the kaafi genre. Mutwar speak and sing in Sindhi language (north Indian language group). Kaafi is usually a religious lecture interspersed with stories and songs; the duration could be the whole night. This Muslim devotional song – recorded in the traditional Bhunga roundhouse – evocates the home village and the dear relatives. The piece is rendered in Sindhi language. Mr. Masruddin supports himself on the Indian harmonium, Mr Sherkhan plays the horizontal drum dholak and Mr Sohep the bronze cymbals cher.

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