Kabir Mela: Nirgun Singers of Malwa

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With this final instalment of Kabirdas music we return back to where we started: Malwa.  To a collection of bhajans and songs released under the Beats of India series whose many discs I would highly recommend.  The artists here are the group of singers and musicians and folk preacher/philosophers who have been performing these songs for generations.  Foremost among them Prahlad Singh Tipaniya and Kaluram Bamaniya.

I posted this album years ago on my old blog [Washerman’s Dog] and so if you’re interested in hearing this moving folk devotional music follow the link.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series and (re) gained an appreciation for the place of Kabir, the humble Banaras weaver, in the folklore, music and devotional culture of India. As well as enjoyed the diversity of musical approaches to interpreting and honouring him.

1 thought on “Kabir Mela: Nirgun Singers of Malwa

  1. Wonderful adventure it has been with Sant Kabir, so much so, shared your collection with buddies and they requesting for more if you find them Nate. Here is their/my request:
    Thumri Mein Kabir
    Ghat Ghat Kabir
    Ajab Shahar
    Pakistan Mein Kabir

    Once again thanks a load for all those Gems you shared with us/cheers:)

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