Music from the Golden Temple of Amritsar
As part of the India & Pakistan '07 season, Jameela Siddiqi profiles the temple and its music, and talks to some of the ragis who perform in it.
Every day, from four in the morning until ten at night, music drifts across the waters surrounding the most sacred shrine for Sikhs. As part of the India & Pakistan '07 season, Jameela Siddiqi profiles the temple and its music, and talks to some of the ragis who perform in it.
Recorded on location at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, India, July 2007
Music and featured items
The Golden Temple at 4am
Jameela Siddiqi is at the holiest shrine of the Sikh faith, the Golden Temple at Amritsar.
The Sikh faith
Jameela tells the history of the Sikh faith.
Jameela explains the form of ragas.
Ragis shift end
We hear more devotional music from the Golden Temple from a ragis.
Shift work at the Golden Temple
Jameela talks about the shifts the Golden Temple musicians work.
Poetry and music in the Sikh faith
Jameela talks to Bhai Sikander Singh about music in the Sikh faith.
India and Pakistan
Jameela discusses the pain caused by the partition of India and Pakistan.