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Bihu

Various Artists ARCE00016

Bihu is a popular community festival of Assam. There are three types of Bihu - Bohag or Rongali Bihu, Kati or Kangali Bihu, and Magh or Bhogali Bihu. The Bohag marks the advent of the seed time, the Kati marks the completion of sowing, and Magh marks the gathering of harvest. Of these three, the Bohag Bihu, which is the spring festival representing youth and fertility, is the most prominent. The Bihu songs and dances are an integral part of the Bohag Bihu festival. The songs are antiphonal in character and the lyrics are romantic in nature.

Record Label A.R.C.E.
Source Archive Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE)
Copyright Rolf Killius
Genre(s) India; World
Country(s) India
Culture Group(s) Sunawal Kachari
Language(s) Assamese
Subject(s) Bihu Music
Credits
101 Sirip sirip kori nasa hera nasoni Bihu dancers in Majuli 6:21
102 Bihu- dhol pepa interlude Various artists 3:14
103 Bihu- dhol-bahi interlude Various artists 1:58
104 Toka Bihu- dehi oi lihiri kohua bon Various artists 4:14
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