Folk Music

Book Review: "Unearthing Gender: Folksongs of North India" by Smita Tewari Jassal

Unearthing Gender: Folksongs of North India. By Smita Tewari Jassal. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. [xv, 296 p. ISBN 9780822351306. $24.95.] Bibliography, index.

Reviewed by Rehanna Kheshgi

Balinese Folk Songs 1

Today I interviewed my friend Ida Bagus Oka Geni Jaya about Balinese folk songs. According to Oka, these songs are like a short poem, full of philosophy. There are many types of folk songs, for example, songs for children that impart life lessons. Oka says “They want you to be a kid when you are a kid… they want you to have total freedom, so they give you little lessons through songs.

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