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  • Sacred sounds and debaucherous drumming in Rajasthan

    Sacred sounds and debaucherous drumming in Rajasthan

    March 21st, 2014Georgie Pope
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    This is the second in a two part series where Georgie Pope, founder of Sound Travels tours, goes in search of the people and places that will make up her Great Rajasthani Adventure. You can read part one, where she meets the gypsies of Jaipur and a musical family in the village of Shimla, here.…

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  • Discovering musical stars in rural Rajasthan

    Discovering musical stars in rural Rajasthan

    March 17th, 2014Georgie Pope
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    The state of Rajasthan – a land route for trade and culture between the Arab world and Asia – could obsess a musicologist for an entire lifetime. With the right guidance, at every five paces you can meet singing genealogists and poetic percussionists, flute-playing farmers and dancing snake priests, living alongside child stars and living…

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