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Bihu Festival of Assam Music, Dance & Performance

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Item Code: UAI974
Author: Utpola Borah
Publisher: B.R. Rhythms, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 9788188827053
Pages: 144 (Color and B/W Illustrations)
Other Details 9.50 X 7.50 inch
Weight 540 gm
Book Description
Back of the Book
Very few scholars have written about "Bihu" of Assam with so much passion and emotion. Since the author Ms.Utpola Borah comes from Assam and also being a musicologist and performer of not only classical Indian music but also traditional regional music of Assam, this work has the authenticity of information and is a cultural musicology work on the Bihu festival of Assam. The work would be greatly useful for ethnomusicologist and those who work on the regional music and dance of India. Ms.Utpola Borah's work is no doubt a praiseworthy contribution to the world of music.

About the Book
This book is an attempt to establish a discipline of academic importance of Bihu songs from an ethno musicological perspective

Although a fairly good number of books and article have been written on these songs, the need for considerable survey and research, especially in its musical aspects, is now being felt, particularly by those involved with its study as an academic pursuit.

It is a result of an extensive field work, hours of recordings (both video and audio), interviews of performers and also non performers to take their views about Bihu songs. This is a step towards fulfilling the need for research and creating awareness and interest in these priceless gems.

About the Author
Born and brought up in Guwahati, Assam. Utpola is a promising vocalist (Hindustani classical), undertaking her advance training from Padmashree (Dr) Prabha Atre of Kirana Gharana and Mrs. Malashree Prasad of Benaras Gharana. After finishing the academic studies in music and Diploma in tourism Management from Bombay, she completed her Doctorate from the University of Delhi, under Padmabhushan Prof. Debu Chaudhuri, AIR and Doordarshan artist, she has given number of lectures and demonstrations in India and Abroad. Currently she is working at the Archive and Research Center for Ethnomusicology, American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon. Haryana.

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