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Lower Caste Religious Music from India
CD -- LAS7324 Part of the
Lyrichord Archive Series -
Never before released recordings on CD from the Lyrichord
World-renowned ethnomusicologist, Dr. Rosina Schlenker, continues her mesmerizing exploration of the music of the Indian caste system in this recording from 1973. The history of Indian culture is determined by the caste system which gradually developed since the invasion of the Aryans, the "nobly-born". Particularly in the lower castes, there is great poverty among the simple workmen, servants and peasants. Their music is characterized by simple melodies and rhythms and is sometimes dramatized by transvestite dancers.
in association with Multicultural Media, is pleased to present the
Lyrichord Archive Series. This series will make many important
Lyrichord recordings of the past available again for the first time in
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