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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 joined by folk musician, Praful Dave.

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.

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  • Amedabad in Gujurat

    Lucy Duran and Viram Jasani

    Duration: 09:21

  • Music Played

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

      Gopis' Affectionate Complaint about Krishna

      • BBC recording on location.
    • 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.

    Duration: 10:09

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 06:17

  • A Hindu festival organised by the Rabaris

    A lower caste community.

    Duration: 07:00

  • Music Played

    • Kathachoisi Rabari Samaj of Kutch

      Untitled Song about Krishna

      • BBC recording on location.
  • The Bharwad and Rabari

    The difference between the two communities.

    Duration: 06:19

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 04:17

  • The home of Praful Dave in Amedabad

    One of the most celebrated folk singers in Gujurat.

    Duration: 15:00

  • Music Played

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

      Gopis' Affectionate Complaint about Krishna

      • BBC recording on location.

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