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Song of the dunes : the search for the original gypsies.

Fouce, Paula. (Added Author). Haugse, William. (Added Author). Sapera, Gulabi. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 55 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Paradise Filmworks, International : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Paula Fouce.
Participant or Performer Note:
His highness Maharaja Gaj Singh Jodhpur ; Channan Khan, Ideh Khan, Salwar Khan, Sarwar Khan, Thakur Abhimanyo Singh Rathore, Upender Singh Rathore, Kalu Nath Kalbelia, Poonam Nath Kalbelia.
Summary, etc.:
Tribes of musicians have lived in the Thar Desert along the India-Pakistan border for a thousand years. Song of the Dunes shines a light on the desperately hard lives of "Untouchable" caste musicians in India's Rajasthan state today. Over the centuries, the ancestors of these humble musicians have performed in the region's royal courts. Today, Rajasthan's traditional musicians play for tourists while struggling to hold on to their homes in the face of road-building projects and luxury developments. The film features His Highness Gaj Singh II, Maharaja of Jodhpur.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Romanies > India.
Romanies > Music.
Kalbelia (Indic people)
Rajasthan (India)
Jaisalmer (India)
Thar Desert (India and Pakistan)
Pushkar (India)

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