Country: India   /   Village: Pushkar
Ethnic Group: Bopa   /   Feature: Music & Dance

Anja and Krishna Bopa handwrite the covers of their music tapes, which they made using a small cassette recorder. They hope to sell a lot of tapes during the Camel festival.
Bopa people sing as a duet, alternating between each rhyme. Their songs can seem to have very high pitches and ardent melodies to western ears, but they carry powerful messages. A song can last more than 5 minutes. They depict historical events and cultural facts, and are passed down orally from parent to child for generations.

ID # bopaanja15
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