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Konakkol Ensemble in Devdas?

October 21, 2006

My boss at the Afghan restaurant I work at is a huge movie buff. There is hardly a movie I can find that he hasn’t already seen. He is also a big fan of Bollywood films, and one of the biggest movies in recent history was Devdas. I am always curious in different culture’s movies and music especially so I downloaded the soundtrack from Devdas and noticed one of the tracks features parts that sound just like another group of Indian musicians I found on Emusic a while back. The earlier group is called the Konakkol Ensemble and they basically sing what would normally be played on percussion instruments. I suppose this isn’t all too earth shattering or anything, but I always like finding connections to music I’ve already heard before and new music to which I know nothing. Listen for yourself: