Flashcards in II. India's Regional/Devotional Music: 1. Hymns for the Chathi Fast, "Chathi Mata" Deck (18):
Music shared by speakers of a particular language.
Some music genres are shared across much wider areas, by speakers of different languages, say all across North India. Or, a music might be shared across South Asia and the diaspora.
Examples of pan-regional music.
Classical, semi-classical, Bollywood, and pop. Western music like jazz and rock are also known in India.
Large or small, held vertically or horizontally, played by hand or stick, they have different names and uses. The two skin-covered sides may have higher and lower pitches, giving these drums a full, musical sound.
The most common rural drum of North India, and it is used pan-regionally. It is held horizontally across the lap and played with both hands.
These instruments and other idiophones made of metal or wood play important timekeeping roles and have specific names and shapes.
Bells, Clappers, Cymbals
Wooden clappers with cymbals attached or rod-shaped metal clappers. Common in both North and South India.
Small hand pump organ, is played throughout South Asia in rural as well as urban settings.
Oboes and flutes made of bamboo or wood.
What percent of India's population is classified as rural?
Village music is usefully characterized as what two groups of music?
Women's or Men's music
Women's songs in village settings are performed by groups of non-specialists and include which two instruments.
Dholak (Drum) and Kartal (Bells, Clappers, Cymbals)
Subjects for women village songs.
Work, Holi or Diwali festivals, Monsoon or other seasons, Praise of God or local deity, Life-cycle events.
This is a four-day period of rituals and fasting in North India that is dedicated to the Sun and to the Mother Goddess. It begins yearly on the sixth day of the Hindu month of Kartik, in October-November.
Who are the main singers of the "Chathi Mata?"
Women of a North Indian Village
How many beats is there in the "Chathi Mata?"
Rural women specialists, who received special training, and women professionals who perform for money, traditionally belong to what group?
Hereditary musicians' family lines.