Monthly archive January, 2013
Indian music infographic

Indian music infographic

An Indian music infographic showing swaras, raags and thaats to be used according to the time of day. Given these specific connections between music, time and everyday life, is perhaps Indian music most similar to our Church music, where particular music and modes are played and used at certain times of day?
Sounds from India

Sounds from India

A small collection of music from my recent trip to India: Musicians at the entrance to Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, singing and playing the Ravanahatha – a Rajasthani folk instrument with a bamboo body, two strings made of metal and horse hair, and a coconut shell covered in a goat’s hide for resonance. The player had extremely...
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