Sunday, June 28, 2009

Kirtan - Signing praises of Durga

A party next door, a north Indian Kirtan, with lively music (live, of course) and dancing. The woman in the brownish sari is the principal singer/storyteller, reading verses about Durga and explaining them.
Signs of a party:

A party next door, a north Indian Kirtan, with lively music (live, of course) and dancing. The woman in the brownish sari is the principal singer/storyteller, reading verses about Durga and explaining them.

Here is some of the singing.


video

The women get up to dance. The North Indians have much livelier rituals than the South Indians. Most of the the songs are in Hindi, with a big chunk of Punjabi thrown in.
Video of the dancing:


video

No comments: