Sacred Music Of India

Eight programmes in which Richard Widdess explores the wide range of traditional music of faith and festival on the Indian subcontinent.

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Episodes

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02Telling The Story19981025

Sacred legends such as the Ramayana and the tales of Krishna and the milkmaids are told through the medium of dance, drama and recitation in the Kathakali of the temples of Kerala, southern India, and in Ras Lila in the northern temples of Mathura and Vrindaban as well as in rural Bengal.

08 LASTSpace, Time And Music19981206

Music for weddings and other festivals, for the beginning of the day, and for the end of the universe.