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ganga

music from euro nation-state Bosnia and Herzegovina rhythm is not metered interval of a major second

basy

three stringed cello sized instrument

ostinato

base and harmony line that is repeated again and again

Podhale

region of southern poland in the tantra mountains

Pox sovieta

soviet peace

goralski

dance that focuses on a single couple

harmonium

portable small reed organ

punji

double reed instrument with two pipes, snake charming, distinctive nasal whine

bhajan

song, devotional in nature and relatively simple technically that is sung primarily as an offering to God, may be sung to a soloist with backup of violins flutes harmonium and drums

carnatic music

karantaka sangeeta; classical music of South India. roots lie in the past in ancient palaces and kingdoms in south india

Hindustani

traditional music of North india expansive improvisations move from very slow sections to extremely fast sections. musical texture is more busy

kritti

principle song form of south indian classical music

tala

time cycle

svara

a note; carnatic music is quite different than the fixed stable note in western music

sabhas

cultural clubs that bring to their members and the general public music, dance, plays, lectures, and even an occasional movie. sponsors programs and concerts

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