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February 10th, 2009

Recorded on the footsteps of a temple called Mahahagrib in Assam, India. The name of the instrument is not known and the singer asks for alms singing...he was also blind.
He sings praise of the Indian gods trough his songs

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    electronicfakir 1 year, 8 months ago

    @Rupaleedoctor1 This instrument is called 'Dotara', is a folk instrument used in Bihar, Bengal, Assam and Bangladesh..."Baul' are folk mystic singers, a tradition which again originates from the eastern indian subcontinental region (Bengal, Bangladesh, Assam). They use Dotara, but so do all other forms of musicians...For those who don't understand hindi, and thus the meaning of the word 'Dotara': Dotara literally means 'Two Strings', or in the context of this instrument 'having two strings'( Do means two, and 'Tar', pronounced 'taar', means wire/string). Though usually doaras have 4, sometimes even 5 strings...

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    cawnwren 7 years, 2 months ago

    w00p w00p! i'm using it in a song called 16th street - www.soundcloud.com/djwren-1

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    DJ Burnham 7 years, 10 months ago

    What a wonderful piece, hope to use it in Scene 4 of Episode 20 of Ad Astral – Thriskia’s Life Bank: due out in April 2013. Credits will be in the shownotes.
    Many, many thanks.
    Dave Burnham
    http://www.adastralpodcast.com

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    rupaleedoctor1 8 years, 4 months ago

    if i am not wrong, the instrument is called "BAUL"
    it's a single string instrument, and almost almost used in Bengali music.

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    cromacom 11 years, 11 months ago

    Beautiful.

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