Music of the Kalasha

Chants of Chaumos Festival

This chant is sung on sarazari, the first night of the chaumos festival. It is an appeal towards the sacred juniper tree and asks for their welfare.

The main frame of the melody consists of two notes, E and F . E is ornamented with C sharp (minor third below E). This pattern, a two-tone melody of minor second ( semi-tone) with an ornamented minor third is frequently used in a chant.