A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya
Hi. I am very interested in traditional Nepali music - i was born in Nepal - i noticed that you are working on a CD? is that correct? i would be very interested in being added to a mailing list or at least being notified when the CD is available. Also, any other suggestions of recordings of Nepali music? You are doing a great thing in your work! way to go.
i would be very interested in the CD that you are working on or of other titles - that have been recorded of traditional Nepali music. I was born there years back and would love to support your work by purchasing a cd when they are available.
Dear Jake and others! My name is Chris Adams, and I, along with 8 other American anthropology students and a professor of Dalit issues, stayed at Pipal tari during the month of June. I personally stayed at Buddhiman's house and loved him and his family dearly. Your video is wonderful and I'm looking forward to seeing the whole production! When is it coming out?
Hi Chris,We're hoping that the whole package (CD, film, radio programs) are all ready to go by Christmas 2008. Tune in, we'll keep ya posted!Namaste,Jake & MMP
I am so glad to find your project (courtesy Sean at Nepal UNESCO). As a Tennessee native living for years in Nepal I have always noticed the unmistakeable similarities in the folk music and the high lonesome sound. Looking forward to learning more about the project.
HiAwesome, the music is simply awesome. Will try and get you more on the mythology of Gandharvas, but I dont remember having seen floating minstrels with musical instruments...Let me see...RegardsKavitha
The whole premise of comparing traditional American folk music and Napali music makes a lot of sense to me. From the first time I heard recordings of balladeers like Lee Sexton, Roscoe Holcombe, and the Shepherd brothers, I remember picking up undertones in their High Lonesome style of singing that reminded me very much of the Tuvan throat singers in Mongolia. While the throat singers create their undertone with their throat, American old time singers use their tongue, but the effect is very similar. There is obviously a common thread that unites all folk musics throughout the world.
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