An intriguing concept, this album contains a devotional chant or two from each of six or so religious sects within India. Hinduism is represented with a pair of chants from Rattan Mohan Sharma, Jainism is represented by its holiest chant, and Sikhism with a nice khyal from the Singh brothers. Islam, and more specifically Sufism, is represented by works in the qawwal vein from Abida Parveen and Shafqat Ali Khan. Buddhism has a chant, and even the rarer Bauls are represented with a work
Field Recordings from the archives of the late Deben Bhattacharya from various temples of the Sikh, Buddhist and Hindu religions, recorded on location between 1954 and 1973. Discover the roots of much of India’s music in their purest and original form. Read full description. India - Religious Chants Deben Bhattacharya 5019396257924. Brand new: lowest price.
By Deben Bhattacharya. Evening Prayer in the Main Buddhist Temple of Sarnath. Music from Thailand: Field Recordings by Deben Bhattacharya, 1973. More Deben Bhattacharya. Listen to India: Religious Chants now. Listen to India: Religious Chants in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
Deben Bhattacharya (1921–2001) was a Bengali radio producer, record producer, ethnomusicologist, anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, photographer, translator, poet, writer, broadcaster, lecturer, and folk music consultant. He produced over 100 records, 23 films and published more than a dozen books in his lifetime and much of his work was carried out under the auspices of UNESCO.
Theme: Tibetan monks' first visit to India. Instruments: chanen (spiked fiddle with a hollowed-out wooden neck and resonator), kencha (mandoline type instrument of six strings, and with a resonator covered in snake skin), ngah (drum), singyen (cymbals), thibu (bells) and a flute. Performed in New Delhi by Tibetan refugees. Lama Chhopa in worship of the Buddha. This is a Tibetan Mahayana Buddhist prayer in which chants are alternated with instrumental music. The word of the chant tell of Lord Buddha's glory. Instruments: jaling (conical shawm), tangar (conch-shell), ngah (drum), singyen (cymbals), thibu (bells) and damaru (a double-headed drum with a cord wound around its narrow waist. The exclamations you will hear in the Naga recordings, either in the beginning of a song or at the end are typical features of Naga singing. Music from the Himalayas.