I love all the various types of music in India – it is so wildly different from the music at home!
Most of these photos are Al’s – when I see musicians I turn on the video so I can take the music home with me.
- Musicians at the Jaipur Palace.
A snake charmer in Jaipur.Drums and tiny cymbals accompanied by a chant in a Jaipur temple during the holiday of Holi.
At the Jaipur Elephant Festival male dancers with red whirling skirts clap sticks against each other and use the bells on their ankles to create a musical rythymn. Another musical event in Jaipur worth mentioning was this Sufi Music Festival. It was at night in Central Park so I only have poor quality videos of this event. But if you ever get a chance to see Sufi musicians playing, singing and whirling GO! A group playing percussion instruments in Bundi, India.
Krishna played the flute while cavorting in the fields with the milkmaids – the flute still exists as a musical instrument today.
The leader of the band in a wedding procession in Bundi.An ancient musician playing incredible folk music on the steps of Jaisalmer.
More of Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Playing.
- More of our 2010 trip to northern India.