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Auspicious Music in a Changing Society (SOAS Musicology Series)

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Title:Auspicious Music in a Changing Society (SOAS Musicology Series)

ISBN:0728602202

Author:Carol Tingey

Editor:None

Publisher:Routledge

Publish Year:1994

Edition:First

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Music/Dance/Theatre | Nepal Anthropology

Language:English

Pages:301

Size:203 x 51 x 254

Weight(gms):1000

Price:USD 10.00

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  • This is a study of the Damai, the most important caste of musicians in Hindu Nepal. The Damai are a community of musician-tailors who, with shawms, trumpets, drums and cymbals, form instrumental ensembles. The book examines techniques of making and playing the instruments, the status of the Damai, their repertoire, the alterations brought about by modern technology, and their future prospects with the development of urban life.

    Carol Tingey

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