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World Music From India - Râjasthân - Concert

http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/10420 for full video. Voices and chants of the ancient Manganiar poets of Rajasthan DVD Available at: http://www.longtailnet.com/3127 Learn about the musical traditions of the Manganiar of Western Rajasthan in the documentary Of Sand and Stars." Then hear in concert members of the Manganiar clan perform their sophisticated and extraordinary musical poetry with passion. Voices and chants of the ancient Manganiar poets of Rajasthan The video presents a concert from Theatre de la Ville, Paris This concert presents six members of the Manganiyar clan singing and performing ballads about the kings as well as Sufi poems written by the mystics. Even though they are classified as folk musicians, their traditional music is classical and is clearly part of the roots of Indian classical music. The combination of folk music and complex classical music makes their performance special. Two of the performers - Sakar Khan Manganiar and Shri Lakha Khan Manganiar have received the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award from India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama. It is the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists. Directed by Isabelle Soulard and Marc Bissot NTSC Wide Screen 16:9 ?2002 Polygone Onze - All Rights Reserved Total Running Time: 52 Minutes"
Length: 02:59

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