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Band baja

Folk Music (Audio CD)

Price : U.S $ 18.95


An essential part of carnivals, festivals and marriage celebrations all across the Indian subcontinent, the brass band comprising of an entire ensemble of brass instruments is integrated deeply in the Indian cultural tapestry.  A paradigm of the nation’s colonial heritage it was brought by the British in the 18th century and the immensity of its popularity now can be gauged from the fact that at present there are two thousand brass bands in Rajasthan alone.  The Manohar, Shyam and Ramzan brass bands are one of the innumerable groups playing all across India. They conventionally plays folk tunes of the region as they walk with wedding processions or station themselves at the entry point of the venue of the event. The tunes of the folk songs in this collection have never been changed since time immemorial and yet, countless times have their lyrics been improvised and a line added or a word changed or a theme played upon. Thus, it is the tunes that are so deeply intertwined with the experience of being a Rajasthani that a few notes of a rendition bring to the present the memory of multiple occasions of having swirled to its beat either as a school student, with a group of friends or at a performance. There is palpable a sense of coming back home simultaneous to which is a feel of fun, frolic and abandon as is characteristic of the lighthearted, flirtatious and joyous Marwari folk songs.

A group of about fifteen musicians dressed in traditional military finery play the Clarinet, Euphonium, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Drum, Side Drum, Clarinet, Maracas & Cymbal. All woodwind instruments are played in unison and their harmonization, which is a rare phenomenon in the Indian music tradition, is the defining characteristic of the Brass Band.

a. Aapan Chakri Mein:A young man invites a young woman to accompany him to the village fair where they shall take a joyride on a merry-go-round (chakri). The girl spurns his advances saying that she is the sister-in-law of the man’s elder brother and therefore he should exercise restraint.

b. Chirmi:Chirmi is a young woman who is to be married to a man in four days. The song speaks of her beauty, innocence and the fact that she is the darling daughter of her father and the spirit of the household. She is wished the best for her future life.

c. Pallo Latke: A popular flirtatious song with the opening line speaking of how beautifully the colourful head drape falls down the body of a beautiful girl, Pallo Latke is one of the most frequently heard tunes across fairs and festivals in Rajasthan. Urging her to sway her waist and swirl her skirt a bit more, the song is youthful and naughty.

d. Deorani: Deorani is the wife of husband’s younger brother while jethani is the wife of the elder. As is typical of folk songs that they speak of commonplace happenings in the lives of rural folk, here a woman sings of how both her sister-in-laws are angry and the mother-in-law has busied herself in appeasing them.

e. Diggipuri Ka Raja:Diggi Kalian Ji is a famous temple in Rajasthan dedicated to a much revered local deity lovingly addressed as the ‘king of the city Diggi’ or ‘Diggipuri ka raja’. The song is sung in praise of the diety and commemorates a fair held annually at the temple precincts with the opening line speaking of the large drums and instruments (naubat-baja) played at the occasion.

f. Lehariyo: Lehriya is a traditional tie and dye technique where the cloth acquires diagonal lines or waves (lehar) in bright hues of oranges, reds, blues and pinks punctuated by white. It is auspicious attire, commonly worn to celebrate the onset of the much welcome monsoon in the desert state. Through the song, a woman urges her man to buy her a ‘lehriya’ ensemble that costs Rs.900/-.

g. Kalyo Kud Padyo Mela: If there were ever a synonym to the phrase ‘Rajasthani folk song’ it would certainly be ‘kalyo kud padyo mela maan’ (a young boy named kalyo jumped into the fray of a fair). Sung differently by each voice that chooses to croon it, the lines that follow speak of a punctured cycled, delay in sending a woman to her in-laws as she is busy threshing bajra (millet), the promise of a man to buy his love a red blouse with floral print etc.- all punctuated by the defining cry of the song- ‘arrrrra raaara rrra’.

h. Bana Re Bagan Mein:Monsoon is the most awaited season in the desert environs and brings with it a lift in the spirits, immense joy and the intoxicating fragrance of rain on dry ground. Historically all monsoon festivals in Rajasthan are celebrated by hanging swings downthe branches of trees in gardens that have the glowing green hue, having been recently washed by the showers. A woman urges her man to come so that they can enjoy themselves on the swing.

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