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World Music From India - Râjasthân - Documentary

http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/10419 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 the documentary "Of Sand and Stars" This program presents the Manganiar, who are among the most sophisticated musicians of Western Rajasthan. While listening to their extraordinary voices, music and the poetry of the region this documentary travels the scattered villages of the Thar desert around the town of Jaisalmer. The Manganiyars are a caste of musicians. For centuries their clans have recited poems to the stars and to their Rajastan princes. Their melodious chants are accompanied by the ""kamanchiya"" violin - invoking nature, the deities and love. The program presents historical information about each of the instruments used to accompany the traditional Manganiyar songs. At the end of this documentary journey a festival gathers with hundreds of Manghaniyars and their families. An event rarely recorded on film before. Directed by Marc Bissot and Didier Maertens NTSC Wide Screen 16:9 ?2002 Polygone Onze - All Rights Reserved Total Running Time: 52 Minutes"
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