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Nepal: Ritual and Entertainment CD

Nepal: Ritual and Entertainment CD

  • $1529


Situated between China and India in the Himalayans, Nepal contains eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains within its borders. Until the 18th century, the kingdom of Nepal was made up of several smaller kingdoms. In 1990 it became a parliamentary monarchy, and in 2007, a federal republic.

Nepalese music is used in ritual and entertainment to signify events in the lunar calendar, the seasons, and agricultural cycles. While the music for dance repeats melodic and rhythmic patterns, the music for religious ceremonies often features free-flowing, improvised melodies. The liner notes provide information and detail on each song, plus a guide to Nepali pronunciation, a map of Nepal, and photos of musical instruments.

This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available again, including more than a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Tracks

1. Pujako dhun - 5:20
2. Bhagavatiko laya - 7:03
3. Bela rag - 1:38
4. Cacari - 2:26
5. Madyandi - 6:12
6. Lakh batti balne - 1:18
7. Kuldevata - 7:09
8. Lok git jhyaure - 4:48
9. Ma - 8:00
10. Phagu - 2:25
11. Narada nac - 3:27
12. Jharh Jhariya - 4:04
13. Bhajaithi - 5:57
14. Mãgar - 1:40
15. Maghi - 1:51
16. Jimgang ongmu thupse - 4:46
17. Phulyo nil patha - 1:13
18. Ganga caritra - 2:43
19. Jhyamre - 1:05


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