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Gujurat - Praful Dave

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 September 2005

Lucy Duran and the musician Viram Jasani travel to Northern India in search of music for the Lord Krishna. They start their journey in the state of Gujarat where they find singing shepherds directly descended from the milk-maids and boys of Krishna's time.

They are joined by Gujarat's most famous folk musician Praful Dave who performs an exclusive session for the programme in Ahmedabad.

Music and featured items

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Amedabad in Gujurat

    Lucy Duran and Viram Jasani

  • Music Played

    • Image for Praful Dave, Kali Das Ustad, Narendra Soyenterr and Jayanti Rathod

      Praful Dave, Kali Das Ustad, Narendra Soyenterr and Jayanti Rathod Gopis' Affectionate Complaint about Krishna

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Arvind Solanki with Bharwad Shepherd group (Shaktipara Maldhari Ras Mandal)

      Arvind Solanki with Bharwad Shepherd group (Shaktipara Maldhari Ras Mandal) The Peacock is Singing from my Motherland

      BBC recording on location

  • A shepherd community in Gujurat

    Folk musicians explain their devotion to Lord Krishna.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Arvind Solanki with Bharwad Shepherd group (Shaktipara Maldhari Ras Mandal)

      Arvind Solanki with Bharwad Shepherd group (Shaktipara Maldhari Ras Mandal) On the day of the crescent moon the Peahen displays her feathers

      BBC recording on location

  • A house once lived in by Mahatma Ghandi

    The importance of Ghandi's example and search for truth.

  • A Hindu festival organised by the Rabaris

    A lower caste community.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Kathachoisi Rabari Samaj of Kutch

      Kathachoisi Rabari Samaj of Kutch Untitled Song about Krishna

      BBC recording on location

  • The Bharwad and Rabari

    The difference between the two communities.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Men’s Vocal Ensemble from Kutch

      Men’s Vocal Ensemble from Kutch Song about the Monsoon and Krishna

      BBC recording on location

  • The ancestral village of Viram Jasani

    A small temple, unique to the Jasani family.

  • The home of Praful Dave in Amedabad

    One of the most celebrated folk singers in Gujurat.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Praful Dave, Kali Das Ustad, Narendra Soyenterr and Jayanti Rathod

      Praful Dave, Kali Das Ustad, Narendra Soyenterr and Jayanti Rathod Gopis' Affectionate Complaint about Krishna

      BBC recording on location

  • Words of Ghandi

    Words of Ghandi

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