The Lost Music of Rajasthan

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imagine..., Winter 2011 Episode 5 of 8

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

The arts series takes a road trip round the desert state of Rajasthan, meeting musicians whose existence is under threat from the new India. They meet Bhopa bards who recite four-night-long epics in front of huge hand-painted scrolls, saffron-clad, chillum-smoking sisters, cross-dressers and Gypsy dancers who literally bend over backwards to pick up rupees.

  • Filming in Rajasthan

    Filming in Rajasthan

    Cameraman Daniel Meyers and Producer/Director Jill Nicholls filming Mali and Jamuna Devi, devotional singers, in Charanwasi village in Rajasthan.

  • Kalbelia gypsies

    Kalbelia gypsies

    Cameraman Daniel Meyers films Kalbelia gypsies in a settlement not far from Jodhpur.

Credits

Series Editor
Alan Yentob
Producer
Jill Nicholls
Director
Jill Nicholls
Presenter
Alan Yentob

Broadcasts

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