Description: Curated selections from Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy's lifelong research documenting the diversity of musical styles and genres across India and Pakistan. His field recordings represent one of the most comprehensive surveys of Indian music taken in the second half of the 20th century, and builds on the foundational research laid by Arnold Bake in the 1930s. Selections include materials from six field surveys undertaken between 1963 and 1980, including Jairazbhoy's Bake 1938-39 restudy. The audio recordings are accompanied by contextualizing field notes, diaries and text.
Material sourced from the Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy and Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy Collection, Archive and Research Center for Ethnomusicology. Copyright Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy.