Deben Bhattacharya


Country: India

Deben Bhattacharya (1921-2001) came from an old Bengali Brahmin family, settled in Benares for the last 130 years. He won international recognition as an expert on ethnic folk music, dance and poetry. From 1995 onwards, Deben produced documentary films, records, books, radio programmes and live concerts related to many aspects of his research. Here we present field recordings from various temples of the Sikh, Buddhist and Hindu religions, recorded on location between 1954 and 1973.

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INDIAN | MIDDLE EAST |
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AI DELBARI KHAMOSH - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Gentle love song, sung in Dari. Tribal sounding, soft and sweet male vocals, native percussion instruments that pick up in tempo after a slow start, vocals also correspond with tempo of song. Keeps picking up tempo throughout, great for Pacific Island and Middle Eastern projects and settings. Male Vocals, Middle East, Afghanistan
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212999 4:39 Building 123   


AIRAG - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya Music of the Oriental Jews from North Africa, Yemen & Bukhara. Authentic field recordings made in 1957. Mixed Vocals, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
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727786 4:18 Med Fast 140   


ATAN (NOMAD DANCE) - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Atan dance belonging to Kochi tribe from Jalabad. Exotic and adventurous sounding, native celebrations and celebrities, village life and activity, meaningful, powerful, and brave. Instrumental, Middle East, Afghanistan
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213001 3:59 Med Slow 101   


ATAN NATIONAL DANCE MUSIC - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Popular circle dance by men on festive occasions. Tribal celebrations, village life in Afghanistan, ancient traditions, exotic. Fast, pulsating beat. Travel to the middle east, desert life, intrigue and danger. Instrumental, Middle East, Afghanistan
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213000 2:52 Med Slow 87   


BABA KARAM (SUFI LOVE SONG) - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2002
Deben Bhattacharya Sufi Songs of Love from India. Instrumental. Reverent, quiet, moving, emotional, exotic, percussion and drums. Medium tempo, a bit on the wild and adventurous side mood wise, Instrumental, Middle East, Iran
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66942 12:38 Mixed 65   


BATTLE TUNE - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Used for tribal warriors in old Afghanistan. Driving, dramatic, wild, and very exotic indigenious sound, imagine what the USC Marching Band might sound like in their portion of Fleetwood Mac's 1979 single "Tusk", if the song had been recorded in the Middle East, and you have an idea of this track. Instrumental, Middle East, Afghanistan
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213002 2:14 Medium 105   


BAUL SONG - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2010
Deben Bhattacharya Chanting meditative music native to India and Tibet, some indigenous instrumentation and sitar, woodwinds. Male Vocals, Indian, Indian Folk
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423338 7:35 Med Slow 96   


BUKHARI MODES - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya Music of the Oriental Jews from North Africa, Yemen & Bukhara. Authentic field recordings made in 1957. Mixed Vocals, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
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727796 3:09 Medium 124   


CARAVAN SONG - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Persian song from Herat about separation and nomad movement. Moody acapella style male vocals, slow to medium slow tempo. Mysterious and mystical in nature, deeply emotional and meaningful music of the Persian people. Male Vocals, Middle East, Afghanistan
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213003 5:53 Slow   


CHANG DOZY BAYAT - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya The Music of Uzbekistan, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
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728236 6:46 Slow 78   


CHANG MELODY - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya The Music of Uzbekistan, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
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728231 5:08 No Tempo   


DAMBURA - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Uzbek folk melody based on lyrical song. Slow and twangy string picking of indigenous stringed instruments of the Middle Eastern, Arabian and Afghanistan people. Terrific for scenes depicting village life in Afghanistan or war stories set partially in the Mid East. Instrumental, Middle East, Afghanistan
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213004 2:00 Med Slow 100   


EN KELOHENU - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya Music of the Oriental Jews from North Africa, Yemen & Bukhara. Authentic field recordings made in 1957. Mixed Vocals, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
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727788 2:10 Med Slow 84   


EVENING PRAYER IN THE MAIN BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SARNATH - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2010
Deben Bhattacharya Mediative chanting Buddhist music of India and Tibet. Male Vocals, Indian, Indian Spiritual Music
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423335 3:45 Mixed 85   


GAM SABHI RAAHTE (MY SORROWS TURN INTO JOY) - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2002
Deben Bhattacharya Sufi Songs of Love from India, Male Vocals, Indian, Thumris
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66938 11:10 Medium 123   


GIDJAK - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya The Music of Uzbekistan, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
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728229 1:59 No Tempo   


GIDJAK & SURNAI - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya The Music of Uzbekistan, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
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728239 2:29 No Tempo   


GUNDRUK PAKAONO (TEASING FOR LOVE) - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya Sufi Songs of Love, from India and Iran. Mixed Vocals, Middle East, Iran
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729331 4:06 Medium 118   


HALIL - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya Music of the Oriental Jews from North Africa, Yemen & Bukhara. Authentic field recordings made in 1957. Instrumental, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
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727792 2:03 Slow 60   


HAM GULAME KHWAJA (O KHWAJA, I AM WHOLY AT YOUR SERVICE) - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2002
Deben Bhattacharya Sufi Songs of Love from India, Male Vocals, Indian, Thumris
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66939 14:54 Medium 125   


HIJAZ MASAQI - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya Music of the Oriental Jews from North Africa, Yemen & Bukhara. Authentic field recordings made in 1957. Instrumental, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
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727783 2:52 Med Slow 91   


IN PRAISE OF GURU NANAK - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2010
Deben Bhattacharya Buddhist meditative music from India and Tibet. Male Vocals, Indian, Indian Spiritual Music
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423334 8:20 Medium 119   


IN PRAISE OF KRISHNA - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2010
Deben Bhattacharya Meditative music of India and Tibet. Solo male chanting and singing joined by chorus, sitar, indigenous percussion and woodwinds. Male Vocals, Indian, Indian Spiritual Music
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423342 13:34 Very Fast 209   


IN PRAISE OF RAMA - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2010
Deben Bhattacharya Chanting, meditative Buddhist music of India and Tibet. Male Vocals, Indian, Indian Spiritual Music
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423341 4:05 Med Slow 100   


JAYAMANGALA ASTAGATHA - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2010
Deben Bhattacharya Chanting and mediative music from India and Tibet. Male Vocals, Indian, Indian Spiritual Music
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423336 5:14 Med Slow 94   


KANY - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya The Music of Uzbekistan, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
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728237 2:08 Fast 153   


KASHGARCHI TUICHI (BUKHARI LOVE SONG) - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya Music of the Oriental Jews from North Africa, Yemen & Bukhara. Authentic field recordings made in 1957. Mixed Vocals, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
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727804 4:53 Medium 129   


KHAMPTI MASK DANCE - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2010
Deben Bhattacharya Buddhist music of India, stirring and strange. Instrumental, Indian, Indian Spiritual Music
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423337 3:57 Med Slow 85   


LAMENT - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya Music of the Oriental Jews from North Africa, Yemen & Bukhara. Authentic field recordings made in 1957. Mixed Vocals, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
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727791 3:08 No Tempo   


LAMHAT AKHIRI MERE - I AM SPEAKING MY FINAL WORDS - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2002
Deben Bhattacharya Sufi Songs of Love from India, Male Vocals, Indian, Thumris
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66937 7:50 Med Fast 148   


LOVE SONG - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Afghani love song, Male Vocals, Middle East, Afghanistan
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213005 3:35 Slow 79   


LOVE SONG - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya Music of the Oriental Jews from North Africa, Yemen & Bukhara. Authentic field recordings made in 1957. Mixed Vocals, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
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727794 3:44 Slow 78   


LOVE SONG - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya Music of the Oriental Jews from North Africa, Yemen & Bukhara. Authentic field recordings made in 1957. Mixed Vocals, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
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727790 3:01 Very Slow   


MARCHING MUSIC OF KOCHI TRIBE - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Music played when the Kochis move in the mountains, Instrumental, Middle East, Afghanistan
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213006 4:26 Medium 106   


MIRA'S BHAJAN - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2010
Deben Bhattacharya Music of India and Tibet. Meditation, religious reflection. Chanting, sitar, woodwinds. Male Vocals, Indian, Indian Spiritual Music
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423339 2:55 Fast 150   


MORNING IN THE DESERT - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya The Music of Uzbekistan, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
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728230 4:44 Med Fast 138   


MORNING PRAYER IN GOLDEN TEMPLE - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2010
Deben Bhattacharya Meditation and Buddhist music from India. Male Vocals, Indian, Indian Spiritual Music
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423333 6:49 Med Fast 130   


MUQAM-I-BAHAR (SUFI LOVE SONG) - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2002
Deben Bhattacharya Sufi Songs of Love from India, Male Vocals, Indian, Indian Folk
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66940 6:40 Mixed 77   


MUQAM-I-RAST KASHMIR (A SUFI LOVE SONG) - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2002
Deben Bhattacharya Sufi Songs of Love from India, Mixed Vocals, Indian, Indian Folk
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66941 5:59 Med Fast 130   


MUSIC FOR ALGERIA - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya The Music of Uzbekistan, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
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728232 5:36 No Tempo   


NAGHMA - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Instrumental piece usually played as opening item for musical gathering, Instrumental, Indian, Indian Folk
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213007 3:04 Med Fast 136   


NOMADIC TRIBAL SONG OF SEPARATION - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Young girl leaving the tribe, saying goodbye to her mother, Male Vocals, Middle East, Afghanistan
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213008 4:28 Medium 127   


PASHTO LOVE SONG - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Afghani love song, Male Vocals, Middle East, Afghanistan
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213009 5:36 Med Slow 84   


RABAB - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Folk melodies from north Afghanistan played on a lute, Instrumental, Middle East, Afghanistan
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213010 2:52 Medium 111   


RASD - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya Music of the Oriental Jews from North Africa, Yemen & Bukhara. Authentic field recordings made in 1957. Instrumental, Middle East, Saudi Arabia
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727805 3:32 Med Fast 146   


ROHAT - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya The Music of Uzbekistan, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
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728235 3:26 Med Slow 97   


SOKY NOMAY BAYAT & UFARY BAYAT - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya The Music of Uzbekistan, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
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728233 6:09 Med Fast 130   


SONG FROM HERAT - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2006
Deben Bhattacharya Love song of the folk tradition of Herat. Sung in Persian, A Capella, Middle East, Afghanistan
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213011 3:14 No Tempo   


TANAVAR - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya The Music of Uzbekistan, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
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728240 2:13 Med Slow 102   


TANBUR - (by Deben Bhattacharya)  Year: 2015
Deben Bhattacharya The Music of Uzbekistan, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
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728234 2:23 No Tempo   




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