Author:Gregory D. Booth

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Brass Baja: Stories from the World of Indian Wedding Bands

By: Gregory D. Booth

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 900528

ISBN: 0199474907

Condition: New


Most Indians are familiar with the sights and sounds of a wedding procession led by musicians clad in brightly coloured uniforms. With their sounds and physical selves, these bandsmen lend prestige to the procession and help control the public spaces through which so many Indian families have moved. Fulfilling a specific cultural and historical demand for processional music, bandsmen and their music are symbolic of the association between musical and cultural change in South Asia. Brass Baja examines the reality of the low musical and social status ascribed to Indian bandsmen, as well as chang... View more info