The Manganiyar Seduction
Frome Park Stage
Audience is generally very quiet , there are two occasions where the drums were so loud they caused distortions , this lasts about 5 seconds in total. some bass guitar noise spill from another stage has been removed, this is an astounding performance which i watched several times as it is just mesmerising, when all 42 musicians are playing its mind-blowing.
IMHO this as good as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan who I saw live several times. .
lineage, centre stage about 8 meters back , Sony-PCM-M10 internal mics > wav file 16 bit > Mac Pro> Audition (volume adjustments,tone down applause, remove some talking > xact flac transfer
. recorded. mastered and transferred by GGB
The Manganiyar Seduction is an amazing musical presented in a theatrical style. Speaking with Kumud Merani the Director Roysten Abel explains his personal seduction with these musicians who have been performing for more than four centuries. "It's a theatrical experience of music to be enjoyed with all the senses", says Roysten.
Within the sumptuous magic box are 43 musicians seated in 36 red-curtained cubicles arranged in four horizontal rows one on top of the other; and the first singer begins his song, soon to be joined by another�and another creating a dramatic and astounding build-up of musical instruments and voices of the Manganiyar community.The Manganiyars are a caste of Muslim musicians who are predominantly settled in the districts of Jaisalmer, Barmer and Jodhpur, in the heart of India�s Thar Desert. ��� They traditionally performed for kings, but over the years support for their music has shifted from kings to other wealthy patrons. Their repertoire ranges from ballads about the kings to Sufi poems written by various mystics. They also have songs for various occasions such as births, marriages and feasts.
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