Boatman's Song Kerala
This is a Boatman's Song from Kerala recorded by Arnold Bake in the 1930s.Collection : Arnold Bake
The river and the boat have, for a long time, been common symbols with spiritual overtones. These folk songs are common in states where rivers form an integral part of the topography, especially Bengal. The idea of the 'Majhi' is not merely of a Boatman, he is also presented as a guide who leads you to the other side of the river, giving you a new direction in life. It is the simple and profound nature of these songs that make them truly unique.
This is a Boatman's Song from Kerala recorded by Arnold Bake in the 1930s.