Folk Music & Musical Instruments of Punjab: From Mustard Fields to Disco Lights, Volume 1

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Mapin Pub., 1999 - Music - 128 pages
For centuries, folk music has been interwoven with the social fabric of the people. Folk compositions are mere reflections of the intimate associations of group, and social activities like sowing, reaping, marriage, war and childbirth. The folk singer has a song for every month and the players of folk music are always prepared with their instruments near at hand to entertain the village. This book explores the rich but little-known world of Punjab folk instruments. With case studies and directories tracing the birth, development and current status of over 70 instruments from the northern state of India, the book is a must for lovers of folk traditions and those interested in world music.

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Contents

Folk Songs and the Lifecycle 27
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The Musical Map of Punjab
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Folk Music and Musicians in Contemporary Society 103
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Alka Pande is at present the Chairperson, Department of Fine Arts, Punjab University, Chandigarh.

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