JVC South Asia Music and Dance Regional Set -- 5 DVDs and 1 CD-ROM with 9 printable, searchable and copy-permission books-- ON SALE!!
Five DVDs illustrate 44 music and dance performances of South Asia.
Volumes 1-3 from India include classical dances, dance-drama, folk dance and songs, drum dance, masked dance, Hindu and Sikh devotional songs, plucked zither and lute solos, puppet plays, illustrated narration of Pabuji's heroic deeds and Baul songs.
Vol 4 features Pakistani Qawwali, Sufi devotional songs, trance rituals of shamen, lyric song on solo tutek (flute) tarwar (sword dance), along with Bangladesh woman's dance, mountain folk dance and a dance-drama.
Vol 5 includes dance rituals, ceremonies, hunting songs and ensembles from Sri Lanka, also Nepal's Gaine songs and ensembles, a drum solo, devotional songs, lamaist ritual music, and a masked dance drama from Nepal as well as Bhutan.
A CD-ROM with 9 printable, searchable and copy-permission books completes the set with descriptions, maps, glossaries and essays on this region.
SOUTH ASIA I - VOL 11
11-1 Bharata natyam - classical dance: A devotional dance to Shiva
11-2 Kathakall - dance-drama: "Dryodanavadham" from theMahabharata
11-3 Manipuri - classical dance: "Vasanta Ras" ("Circular dance of spring")
11-4 Kathak - classical dance: "Panchavati-varnam" (Rama and Sita in the forest -from the Ramayana)
11-5 Folk dance from Manipur: "Thougal jagoi" (Prayer for a rich harvest)
11-6 Dhol cholam - drum dance from Manipur
11-7 Kathak - classical dance: "Tarana"
SOUTH ASIA II - VOL 12
12-1 Chhau - masked dance of Purulia
a. "Mahishasur-vadh" (Killing of the demon Mahishasur)
b. "Abhimanyu-vadh" (Death of the young hero Ahhimanyu)
12-2 Chhau - masked dance of Seraikela:
a. "Hara-Parvati" ("Shiva and Parvati")
b. "Ratri" ("Night")
c. "Nabik" ("Boatman")
d. "Mayur" ("Peacock")
12-3 Yakshagana - dance drama: "Abhimanyu-vadham"
12-4 Geet or bhajan - Hindu devotional song
12-5 Bhajan - Sikh devotional song
SOUTH ASIA III - VOL 13
13-1 Rudra-vina - plucked zither solo
13-2 Sitar - plucked lute solo
13-3 Pabuji-ki-phad - illustrated narration of Pabuji's heroic deeds
13-4 Kath-putli - puppet play
13-5/6 Folk songs from Bengal Bhatiyali - boatman's song: "Majhi baiya yaore, akul dariyar majhe" Sari-gan -boat race song: "Sundoira majhir nao jan chale dhaiya"
13-7/8/9 Baul songs Lalan giti: "Sabloke kaya Lalan kijat samsare" Prem-tattva: "F prem garal makha naya" Guru-tattva: "Ki chamatkarphalgo Guru dhare oi gachhe"
SOUTH ASIA IV - VOL 14
14-1/2 Qawwali - Sufi group singing Hamd - song in praise of Allah Manqabat - song in honor of Sufi saints
14-3 Trance ritual of bitan (Shaman of Hunza) and instrumental prelude
14-4 Lolo ban - lyric song played on solo tutek [flute]
14-5 Bericho surnai - ensemble with surnai [shawmj
14-6 Tarwar - sword dance
14-7 Trance ritual of bitan (accompaniment for incantation calling forth mountain spirits)
14-8 Women's dance: "Sonari ansh" ("Golden fiber")
14-9 Mountain folk dance
14-10 Dance-drama: "Our life"
SOUTH ASIA V - VOL 15
15-1 Tovil - dance ritual for driving away evil spirits
15-2 Dance based on the Kohomba kankariya ceremony: "Asne"
15-3 Dance based on a ritual to Devol: "Telme"
15-4 Dance from Perahara festival: "Ves"
15-5 Dance based on a ritual to Devol: "Devol"
15-6 Pancha turya - five-instrument ensemble
15-7 Hunting song of the Vedda
15-8 Gaine [musicians' caste] song with sarangi [bowed lute]: "Krishna murari"
15-9 Dhime, dapa khin, dholak and madal -drum solo
15-10 Dapa khala - Hindu devotional song
15-11 Lamaist ritual music
15-12 Masked dance-drama: "Mahakali pyakhan"
15-13 Chain - masked dance-drama
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