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Lower Caste Religious Music from India CD

Lower Caste Religious Music from India CD

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Part of the Lyrichord Archive Series - Never before released recordings on CD from the Lyrichord vaults

World-renowned ethnomusicologist, Dr. Rosina Schlenker, continues her mesmerizing exploration of the music of the Indian caste system in this recording from 1973.
The history of Indian culture is determined by the caste system which gradually developed since the invasion of the Aryans, the "nobly-born". Particularly in the lower castes, there is great poverty among the simple workmen, servants and peasants. Their music is characterized by simple melodies and rhythms and is sometimes dramatized by transvestite dancers.

1. Folk - Jugglers, Dancers - Ghazal - 5:57
2. Folksingers - Bhajan - 6:03
3. Folksingers - Worksong - 10:25
4. Monk - Bhajan - 5:48
5. Saya, Vocal Folk - Bhajan - 5:12
6. Haridas - Bhajan - 7:21
7. Saya - Folk Bhajan - 2:16

Lyrichord, in association with Multicultural Media, is pleased to present the Lyrichord Archive Series. This series will make many important Lyrichord recordings of the past available again for the first time in years. These are special-edition compact discs with liner notes. illustrations and photographs reproduced as .pdf files, and included right on the same CD as the audio program. These liner notes can then be downloaded and printed out or saved on any computer.

The Lyrichord Archive Series is designed with students, libraries, educational institutions, music historians and music enthusiasts in mind and is not available in stores. 

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