In search of music performed for Krishna, Lucy Duran and the musician Viram Jasani find themselves in a brothel in Kolkata, India. Plus music by the tantric philosophers of rural Bengal, the Bauls.
In search of music performed for Krishna, Lucy Duran and the musician Viram Jasani find themselves in a brothel in Kolkata, India.
Squeezed into a sleazy little bed-sit, two courtesan sisters perform songs for the Hindu Deity, rarely recorded and normally reserved for their paying clients.
Plus the mad world of the Bauls – music by the tantric philosophers of rural Bengal.
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Lucy Duran and Viram Jasani in central Kolkata.
The dying art of the classically trained courtesan.
'The Singing House'.
An allegory of love.
The meaning of the lyrics the courtesans sing
The music of the 'Bauls'
On the road to hear the music of the Bauls.
The culture of the Bauls.
In their remote village community.
The musical instruments of the Bauls.
Some unique to their tradition.
A Pan shop
A local delicacy.
Music of Krishna and the Gopis.
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