Song whilst transplanting rice
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Wright, S. (1976). Avaz-e kalaki [Audio file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/239322
In the spring, the young rice plants have to be transplanted into the flooded fields. This is backbreaking work, and people’ clothes are soaked and heavy. To keep spirits up and maintain a rhythm of work, the owner of the field starts a song and the young children (mainly girls) doing the transplanting sing the replies. (Every important and hard task has its own song).
Materials collected during field research for a D.Phil (Oxford University) in Iran in 1974 and 1975/6, and during short return visits in 1992, 1995, 1996. Audio recordings include: folk stories, music and songs, rituals, people’s own historical recollections.
Oral Literature, Oral Tradition, Linguistic Anthropology, Iran, Lur, Folk stories, Music, Rituals, Tribal life, Song
3 July 1976
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