Songs and dances of Nepal sound recording / recorded by Caspar Cronk

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Notes by Caspar Cronk and George List in booklet (12 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Some of these tracks relate to Buddhism or Jangrism.
Tracks 201-204 are performed by Tibetan refugees living in Nepal.
Instruments used on this recording: Damyan: lute-like; Damaru (Dalu): hourglass drum; Tiboo: bell; Tabla: drum; Couteau citari: ankle bells; violin: the ordinary European variety.
Notes list copyright date of 1964.
Recorded in Nepal in 1959.
Related materials may be found in the Moses and Frances Asch Collection, also held by this repository. Related materials may include correspondence between the studio, producers, and/or performers; original cover art designs; original production materials; business records; and audiotapes from studio production.
Track information
101. Nepali Love Song / Purna Prasad Sercham
102. Prayer Chant / Darjung
103. Song of Tsering / Tsering
104. Ancient Takali Prayer Chant / Tan Prasad Serchan. Accompong
105. Song of Rejoicing / Harmonium,Drum,Couteau citari. Nepali, Indian
106. Dance to Foreigners
107. Damyan Music / Nawang Tsering. Lute, Damyan
108. Dance Song / Nawang Tsering, Female singers. Lute,Damyan
109. Song by Ang Dawa / Ang Dawa
110. Song by Puhrkeepa / Puhrkeepa
111. Tibetan Song by Me La / Me La
201. Tibetan Begging Song / Nakpa. Drum,Bell,Tiboo,Dalu,Damaru
202. Song by Tile Tolma / Tile Tolma
203. Song by Rema Gealchen / Rema Gealchen
204. Song by Soltu Ma / Soltu Ma
205. Flame Shrine: Conch and Drum / Sumduch, Unabsong. Conch,Drum
206. Flame Shrine: Prayer Chant / Sumduch, Unabsong. Cymbals,Drum
207. Nepali Love Song / Sunimayan, Indraman Serchan, Govindman Serchan. Violin,Drum
208. Tibetan Folk Tune / Govindman Serchan. Violin
209. Nepali Song / Tiki Devi. Couteau citari,Bells,Tabla,Drum
210. Damyan Music / Prasad Tulachen. Couteau citari,Damyan
211. Newari Song / Susila Kansakar
Publisher number
FE 4101 Folkways Records
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:
Folk songs, Nepali
Folk music
Folk dance music
Sacred music
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Restrictions & Rights
Restrictions on access
Cronk, Caspar
Sercham, Purna Prasad
Serchan, Tan Prasad
Tsering, Nawang
Tolma, Tile
Gealchen, Rema
Ma, Soltu
Serchan, Indraman
Serchan, Govindman
Devi, Tiki
Tulachen, Prasad
Kansakar, Susila
Physical description
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Phonograph records
Songs and music
Local number
Folkways 4101
Bote (Nepalese people)
Sherpa (Nepalese people)
Newar (Nepalese people)