• Work songs of Western Rajasthan

    Bhanat are work songs sung in the field. They are normally led by one person with the group following in the chorus.

    Track Information : Bhanat - 'Bhaiyo Dora re Mathe', sung by a group of men of the Baladia community.
    Collection : EAP-Rupayan Sansthan

    Work songs of Western Rajasthan

    Bhanat are work songs sung in the field. They are normally led by one person with the group following in the chorus.

    Track Information : Bhanat - 'Updi Kadyole Alla', sung by two male singers. The singers alternate between leading and following each line of the song.
    Performer(s) : Nizamuddin, Tamachi Khan
    Collection : EAP-Rupayan Sansthan

    Work songs of Western Rajasthan

    Bhanat are work songs sung in the field. They are normally led by one person with the group following in chorus.

    Track Information : Bhanat - 'Dora lino li Jawar' sung by a group of women including Mukuni and Sugni. This Bhanat is a harvest song related to the farming of Jawar grain.
    Performer(s) : Mukuni, Sugni
    Collection : EAP-Rupayan Sansthan

    Work songs of Western Rajasthan

    Bhanat are work songs sung in the field. They are normally led by one person with the group following in the chorus.

    Track Information : A Bhanat sung by a group of women from the Bhil community of Bhimgarh village of Kushalgarh district.
    Performer(s) : Gavri, Jokani, Jhitari, Kismi, Vali
    Collection : EAP-Rupayan Sansthan
  • Work songs of Western Rajasthan

    Bhanat are work songs sung in the field. They are normally led by one person with the group following in chorus. This item is an original recording.

    Track Information : Bhanat - 'Daro mathe dhani bhaiya', sung by Shanti, Sohu Devi, Malka Devi and Tilak Raj Khauna from the Kalbelia community.
    Performer(s) : Shanti, Sohu Devi, Malka Devi, Tilak Raj Khauna
    Collection : EAP-Rupayan Sansthan

    Work songs of Western Rajasthan

    Bhanat are work songs sung in the field. They are normally led by one person with the group following in the chorus.

    Track Information : Bhanat 'Sakla adh mhe', sung by a group of women from Kekri village, Ajmer.
    Collection : EAP-Rupayan Sansthan

    Work songs of Western Rajasthan

    Bhanat are work songs sung in the field. They are normally led by one person with the group following in the chorus.

    Track Information : Bhanat - mhare bhelo bol bhai, sung in the field by a group of Manganiars male singers, led by Jaita Khan accompanied on Dholak by Badu Khan, and kamaicha. This refrain translates as " work with me, brother ".
    Performer(s) : Jaita Khan, Amad Khan, Narayan, Suleman
    Collection : EAP-Rupayan Sansthan

    Work songs of Western Rajasthan

    Collection : EAP-Rupayan Sansthan
  • Tabo

    Work songs are often sounds or syllables that give rhythm to coordinate action, and sometimes to relieve the tedium of mechanical tasks. This work song was recorded in Tabo, Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

    Track Information : The women sing a song while digging the soil. The song, that is sort of like a rounder with lines overlapping one another, roughly translates as “forgive us for all our sins because we’re simple people and we don’t know what we do, and please don’t let our sins mix into the soil and let us have a good crop”.
    Performer(s) : Women of Tabo village, Himachal Pradesh
    Collection : U-Ra-Mi-Li

    O Bele

    O Bele is a work song from Karnataka. This song is especially sung for planting seedlings, never for pulling them up. It is mainly sung by women working in the fields.

    Track Information : O Bele by Paddakka Oderti, Sitakka Pujarti.
    Performer(s) : Paddakka Oderti, Sitakka Pujarti.
    Collection : Peter Claus