The Flower Raj - People & Places in the land of the Gods - India revisited. Music & Audio - Himachal Pradesh, 1988
baul music, sacred music, background audio, vashisht mela audio, music in manali, vashisht & palampur, 1988

HOME | MULTIMEDIA/INDEX | MUSIC

The wedding took place over several weeks & locations in Himachal Pradesh; the wedding party had musicians from East (Bauls of Bengal) & West. Margo Sagov recorded several hours of live music on her Walkman professional. Music history.

Click on any of the tracks to start the player, some of the tracks begin very quietly, so be patient, loading can take up to 30 seconds:

If you see this message you need to download & install Flash.


"The Baul musicians are, Debuda (Debu); Kanaida - the blind singer & Debu's best friend; Debu's son Gautam; Kartik aged then about 11 (who previously was rescued by Bhaskar and Helen after a severe flood and subsequently adopted by the Bauls) & Dinuda - a farmer from Birbhum who died about 10 years ago" (Margo Sagov 2011).

Deepak sings Tagore, recorded 18/04/1988 (Deepak was a scholar of Tagore).

The Vashisht Mela (village spring festival) track was recorded in the village temple square, the social & religious centre of the village; three temples surround it, Vashisht Rishi mandir, Ram mandir & the Shiva temple which was recently built when the villagers were rebuilding the Ram temple & found an ancient Shiva lingam under the earth. So they decided it had been a Shiva temple hundreds or thousands of years earlier & rebuilt it. (Nico M 2011).

"Vashisht Mela recorded 18/04/1988 - I think this was the evening before the wedding party departed for Palampur." (Margo Sagov 2011)

"Bhaskar & Rohini's Wedding Party - this also includes a long Baul session, so its a very big file, all recorded on 19.04.88 at The Palace Motel, Tarapet near Palampur. Various: Rajastani Shehnai & drums; Rohini's female Kashmiri relatives; Bauls; The Mighty Tigers military wedding band; more Bauls." (Margo Sagov 2011).

If anyone can identify the songs, or has any comments on these recordings, please contact us.

HOME | BLOG | PHOTOS | ENCYCLOPAEDIA | ARTICLES | MULTIMEDIA | SUBSCRIBE | CONTACT US | DONATE RSS | SEARCH

Copyright 'The Flower Raj' - Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)   internet radio station live music news interview     © 2013 the flower raj