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JVC South Asia Music and Dance Regional Set -- 5 DVDs and 1 CD-ROM with 9 printable, searchable and copy-permission books -- REDUCED PRICE

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Five DVDs illustrate 44 music and dance performances of South Asia. 
Volumes 1-3 from India include classical dances, dance-drama, folk dance and songs, drum dance, masked dance, Hindu and Sikh devotional songs, plucked zither and lute solos, puppet plays, illustrated narration of Pabuji's heroic deeds and Baul songs.
Vol 4 features Pakistani Qawwali, Sufi devotional songs, trance rituals of shamen, lyric song on solo tutek (flute) tarwar (sword dance), along with Bangladesh woman's dance, mountain folk dance and a dance-drama.
Vol 5 includes dance rituals, ceremonies, hunting songs and ensembles from Sri Lanka, also Nepal's Gaine songs and ensembles, a drum solo, devotional songs, lamaist ritual music, and a masked dance drama from Nepal as well as Bhutan.

A CD-ROM with 9 printable, searchable and copy-permission books completes the set with descriptions, maps, glossaries and essays on this region. 

SOUTH ASIA I - VOL 11

India 1

11-1 Bharata natyam - classical dance: A devotional dance to Shiva - 7:53
11-2 Kathakall - dance-drama: "Dryodanavadham" from the Mahabharata - 10:05
11-3 Manipuri - classical dance: "Vasanta Ras" ("Circular dance of spring") - 12:14
11-4 Kathak - classical dance: "Panchavati-varnam" (Rama and Sita in the forest -from the Ramayana) - 6:02
11-5 Folk dance from Manipur: "Thougal jagoi" (Prayer for a rich harvest) - 5:16
11-6 Dhol cholam - drum dance from Manipur - 3:37
11-7 Kathak - classical dance: "Tarana" - 8:53

SOUTH ASIA II - VOL 12

India 2

12-1 Chhau - masked dance of Purulia - 18:57
  a. "Mahishasur-vadh" (Killing of the demon Mahishasur)
  b. "Abhimanyu-vadh" (Death of the young hero Ahhimanyu)
12-2 Chhau - masked dance of Seraikela: - 14:12
  a. "Hara-Parvati" ("Shiva and Parvati")
  b. "Ratri" ("Night")
  c. "Nabik" ("Boatman")
  d. "Mayur" ("Peacock")
12-3 Yakshagana - dance drama: "Abhimanyu-vadhum" - 14:04
12-4 Geet or bhajan - Hindu devotional song - 2:01
12-5 Bhajan - Sikh devotional song - 2:55

SOUTH ASIA III - VOL 13

India 3

13-1 Rudra-vina - plucked zither solo - 14:32
13-2 Sitar - plucked lute solo - 1:52
13-3 Pabuji-ki-phad - illustrated narration of Pabuji's heroic deeds - 2:03
13-4 Kath-putli - puppet play - 1:53
13-5/6 Folk songs from Bengal
           Bhatiyali - boatman's song: "Majhi baiya yaore, akul dariyar majhe" - 3:09
           Sari-gan -boat race song: "Sundoira majhir nao jan chale dhaiya" - 2:53
13-7/8/9 Baul songs
            Lalan giti: "Sabloke kaya Lalan ki jat samsare" - 3:08
            Prem-tattva: "E prem garal makha naya" - 3:35
            Guru-tattva: "Ki chamatkar phal go Guru dhare oi gachhe" - 4:03

SOUTH ASIA IV - VOL 14

Pakistan

14-1/2 Qawwali - Sufi group singing
            Hamd - song in praise of Allah - 14:56
            Manqabat - song in honor of Sufi saints - 16:20
14-3 Trance ritual of bitan (Shaman of Hunza) and instrumental prelude - 3:42
14-4 Lolo han - lyric song played on solo tutek [flute] - 1:46
14-5 Bericho surnai - ensemble with surnai [shawmj - 0:55
14-6 Tarwar - sword dance - 2:13
14-7 Trance ritual of bitan (accompaniment for incantation calling forth mountain spirits) - 3:41

Bangladesh

14-8 Women's dance: "Sonari ansh" ("Golden fiber") - 2:13
14-9 Mountain folk dance - 1:56
14-10 Dance-drama: "Our life" - 3:41

SOUTH ASIA V - VOL 15

Sri Lanka

15-1 Tovil - dance ritual for driving away evil spirits - 8:14
15-2 Dance based on the Kohomba kankariya ceremony: "Asne" - 1:51
15-3 Dance based on a ritual to Devol: "Telme" - 1:30
15-4 Dance from Perahara festival: "Ves" - 2:22
15-5 Dance based on a ritual to Devol: "Devol" - 2:17
15-6 Pancha turya - five-instrument ensemble - 4:16
15-7 Hunting song of the Vedda - 0:30

Nepal
15-8 Gaine [musicians' caste] song with sarangi [bowed lute]: "Krishna murari" - 4:05
15-9 Dhime, dapa khin, dholak and madal - drum solo - 6:47
15-10 Dapa khala - Hindu devotional song - 3:07
15-11 Lamaist ritual music - 2:40
15-12 Masked dance-drama: "Mahakali pyakhan" - 5:39

Bhutan
15-13 Cham - masked dance-drama - 4:45

 


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