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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