Bihari Wedding Songs

Vintage intimate wedding moments
Year of origin: 1972
Audio source: Najam
Posted online: May 2008

During a conversation involving discordant sounds and annoying audio, my friend Najam recalled some familial wedding songs that his father had recorded on cassette tape in 1972.

The files below are from that recording.

There's a very nasal, drony quality to the choir here. It might sound very nonmusical to traditional western ears. It is dense and loud and perhaps monotonous, but it shares a unique moment from an earlier time.