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One song, five continents, and a thousand years of musical migration
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Culture, Society, Media Production. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
1995 (English)In: Saragam Musical Quarterly, Vol. 1, no 1, 56-65 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 1986, the senior Nepali composer Amber Gurung invited some musical friends to his home to record a few of his songs. There were Tarabirsingh Tuladhar, the sitarist; Prakash Gurung played the tabla, and Madanji the guitar. From Amber Gurung’s own family of gifted musicians, Kishor Gurung played the keyboard while Amber Gurung himself sang and played the harmonium. I was there to do the tape recordings. Among the songs we recorded at that time was Aankhaale malaai (which later was re-recorded in the Saanga studio and issued on the cassette Kaile lahar, kaile tarang). This is a typical Nepalese modern song. But the song itself, the arrangement, and the instruments with which it was performed altogether show traces of musical processes, flows and movements that encompass five continents. And to unravel all this will take us through more than a thousand years of musical migration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för studier av samhällsutveckling och kultur , 1995. Vol. 1, no 1, 56-65 p.
Keyword [sv]
musikantropologi ethnomusicology Nepal migration globalisering
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-10548OAI: diva2:17279
Original publication: Ingemar Grandin, One song, five continents, and a thousand years of musical migration, 1995, Saragam Muscial Quarterly, (1), 1, 56-65.Available from: 2008-01-17 Created: 2008-01-17 Last updated: 2012-05-14

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