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Barta Gandharva and Anjan Babu

Barta Gandharva and Anjan Babu

Barta Gandharva and Anjan Babu

Barta is a descendant of the Gandharva people and of the Gandharva musical traditions.  She is the only woman to play the Sarangi and perform this kind of music, as it has traditionally been a music form only for men.  Forced to take up the Sarangi when she was young, Barta is now a master in her own right.
Anjan grew up listening to Gandharva music and learned from the musicians when they came to his village.  He was always very impressed with their musical style and now composes his own songs as well as performing Nepalese classics.  Barta and Anjan are part of the new wave of young Nepalese people who are rediscovering their cultural roots.

 

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