Folk music of the Himalayas
Folk Music of Himalayas is a comprehensive book on the music of the Himalayas.Music transcends all barriers and will not be difficult for any one to appreciate the mostunfamiliar sounds and tones from a more unfamiliar world. At one side of the mightyHimalayas, the Kashmiri women ignoring the sound of guns across the border still sing inthe fields, on the other side the Tibetans preserve their age old faith and tradition ignoringthreat and oppression. Still for both, the Himalayas spread tranquility and both inheritthe mountains and its music.The book is a document of hopes, aspirations, misery andeconomic plight of the Himalayan people.Folk music of the Himalayas impresses the mind. Just as a white sheet can be tingedwith many shades exactly in the same manner the music of rustics tinge hues to themelancholic mind of men and women and this book is indeed a record of that dyingmusic. Modern music is more noise and it is indeed an uphill task to record the melodiesof the simple people. Still there is a need to preserve the music accompanied by the ecofriendlyfolk instruments against the sound of Jazz and band. The author believes that allmen and women of the mighty Himalayas must be credited to keep the music alive andeternal.
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