Searching for the Blues
February 10, 2022 11:13 AM   Subscribe

Aga Khan Museum and Amarrass Records Launch New Docuseries "Searching For The Blues." [Amarrass Records'] project and mission to conserve, promote, and sustain traditional folk music resonated with the Aga Khan Museum, which partnered with them to produce the three-part docuseries "Searching for the Blues."

Episode 1: Indian Blues
Episode 2: Lakha Khan, Keeper of India's Songbook
Episode 3: Sau-Rungi

Here are the rest of the videos on Amarrass Records' Youtube channel.

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posted by NoMich (8 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Ah very cool. The Aga Museum in the Toronto area is pretty nice by the way.
posted by Ashwagandha at 12:14 PM on February 10 [2 favorites]

The Aga Khan Museum is perhaps my favourite place in the world. And it's 15 minutes away from where I live. They nearly always have a live music showcase when we're there.
posted by scruss at 1:10 PM on February 10

posted by rrrrrrrrrt at 3:39 PM on February 10

Which lead me to discover the Sarangi which like hurdy-gurdies (originally from Iran) and the nyckelharpa (sweden) have sympathetic (unbowed) strings
posted by mbo at 12:51 AM on February 11

The Aga Khan Museum is awesome. When the Eglinton Crosstown rapid transit line opens in Toronto, scheduled for later this year (but realistically it will probably be 2023), the museum will have its own stop.
posted by tallmiddleagedgeek at 7:13 AM on February 11

(It very nearly didn't get a stop named after it. There was manufactured racist outrage over naming it after a Muslim organization, most of it claiming "lack of notability". Yet we named a stop "Golden Mile" after a very shabby strip of car dealerships ...)
posted by scruss at 12:01 PM on February 11 [1 favorite]

I live for this and really respect the people who are working so diligently to preserve and support musical traditions that are in danger of being lost. And -- Amarrass records is on Bandcamp.
posted by kmkrebs at 8:01 PM on February 11

And, previously!
posted by Miko at 10:11 AM on February 12

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