Adivasi music – bibliography

  • Babiracki, C.M., ‘Tribal music in the study of great and little traditions of Indian music’. In: B. Nettl (ed.), Comparative musicology and anthropology of music. Chicago, 1990.
  • Bhattachary S., 5., Ethno-musicology and India. Calcutta,1968.
  • Deva, B.C., Musical instruments. Delhi, 1977.
  • Deva, B.C., Kuckertz, J., ‘Songs of the Todas of the Nilgiris’. Sangeet Natak 50 (1978), p. 5-26.
  • Elwin, Verrier. The Muria and their Ghotul. Bombay, 1947.
  • Hivale, S., The Pardhans of the Upper Narbada Valley. Bombay, 1946.
  • Jairazbhoy, N.A., A musical Journey through India. Los Angeles, 1988.
  • Kaufmann, W., ‘The songs of the Hill Maria, Jhoria Muria and Bastar Muria Gond Tribes’. Ethnomusicology 4 (1960) nr. 2, p. 115-128.
  • Kaufmann, W., ‘The musical instruments of the Hill Maria, Jhoria and Bastar Muria Gond tribes’. Ethnomusicology 5 (1961) nr. 1, p. 1-9.
  • Knight, R. ‘The harp in India today’. Ethnomusicology 29 (1985) nr. 1, p. 9-28.
  • Kothari, K.S., Indian folk musical instruments. Delhi, 1968.
  • The new grove dictionary of musical instruments. Londen, 1984. Bijdragen van o.a. C. Babiracki, A. Dick en G. Dournon.
  • Wolf, Richard K. The Black Cow’s Footprint: Time, Space and Music in the Lives of the Kotas of South India. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2006.
  • Wrazen, L., ‘The early history of the Vina and Bin in South and Southeast Asia’. Asian Music 18 (1986) nr. 1, p. 35-55.

Source: Discography – information in Dutch (1992, updated by webmaster 2019):

Er zijn maar weinig opnamen van muziek van de adivasi’s op grammofoonplaat of CD uitgebracht, meestal in combinatie met opnamen van volksmuziek uit India. De muziek van de Gonds is echter te vinden op zowel een elpee: Tribal music of India (Folkways Records No. FE 4028), als een CD: Inde Central : traditions musicales des Gond (VDE CD-618).

Source: Felix van Lamsweerde, “Muziek en muziekinstrumenten” in Adivasi: het andere India. Frits Cowan (redactie). Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen / Tropenmuseum, 1992, pp. 63-73.

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