The traditional musical culture of Rajasthan originally developed in the crux of Hinduism and later, in the shadow of Indo- Muslim, is of a surprisingly rich and rare beauty. Musical instruments and dance poses have not failed to inspire artists when they decorate temples and palaces. Lire la suite
In Nepal, the Damai are a social group of musicians and tailors. They settled in this country in the 14th century, fleeing the Muslim invasions of northern India. Their traditional orchestral ensemble is called panchai baja; it is now found only in the smaller towns and rural areas of Nepal. Damai traditional music is sought for its good auspices at major family events. More
Led with humor by the famous and hilarious ethnomusicologist Tran Quang Hai at the CNRS, the film takes us light-heartedly through the unexpected world of amazing vocal techniques : voices that are shrill, deep, nasal, velvety, aspirated, … in all a surprising array of techniques. Lire la suite
This is a film of reconstruction on musical instruments from the Upper Palaeolithic period in Europe. Based on scientific sources, it is up to the ethnomusicologist director, by rational investigation, to discover the likely uses of sound tools found in excavations or depicted on cave paintings and engravings. Lire la suite
Burmese music is rich with multiple influences, first and foremost, those of close neighbors like India, Thailand and Cambodia, but also for historical reasons, that of Great Britain.
The traditional art of music is divided into two major types : open-air music and chamber music. Lire la suite