Song and dance of the
Chawmos. Dec. 1985
This is a prayer song sung by women on the first day of
Chowmos, "Sarazari". They knock the door with a walnut (you can
hear it in this recording) and pray to the goddess Jeshtak for
welfare and health.
Prince Riaz ud-din of the royal family on
sitar. Dec. 1989
Riaz is playing a tune called "Dani". Dani is a slow tune but
it increases the speed as it goes along. Usually it has a song
but here you can enjoy the instrument alone.
"Ustadans"(Proffessional musicians) on the drum and flute. Aug. 1982
The band consists of reed pipe "surnai" and two types of drum, "dhol" and "damama". Here they are playing "Arghaniwar" which means an afghan tune.
Very old dance and song recorded in village Mastuj. Aug .1982 These style of dance and song called "Pastok" and "Northic" are only performed in the northern areas. This is a love song and is sung in Pastok style, three men dancing in a circle while two men at the side sing in diologue.