Pushkar

Pushkar
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Pushkar is located in a fertile valley surrounded by small mountains in the middle of a very arid area. Since...

Pushkar is located in a fertile valley surrounded by small mountains in the middle of a very arid area. Since prehistoric times, going to Pushkar has been considered one of the holiest pilgrimages among the Hindus, who come here to pay homage to Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe). The small region is home to diverse communities who together thrive in this unique potpourri of a culture whose dynamism and diversity are reflected by the music people have come to create and possess. Its importance as a pilgrimage destination ensured a large flow of tourists into the region and thus historically, communities like Bhopa, Kalbeliya, Dholi etc. either settled here or would come during festivals every year to entertain the visitors and sing the glory of ‘The Lord’. The continuous patronage and thriving local culture have ensured that these old music forms have survived and are still in vogue. It has also ensured the creation of contemporary forms like the brass band genre which play traditional music on instruments that were not created for this purpose. Hindus believe that no pilgrimage is complete without a dip in Pushkar’s holy lake. Similarly, no musical experience is complete unless one hears the authentic music of the region. The spiritual environment and vibration of the pilgrimage can also be experienced through its music. The album comprises of performances from various folk artists representing diverse music styles such as Brass-Bands, Bhajans and Folk songs of Kalbeliyas, Bhopa-Bhopi, Dholis etc. The tracks include recordings of multiple rare traditional instruments like Mashak, Poongi, Rawanhatta, Dhol, Tandoora, Dafli and others.