Music as a Primary Source

The music you are going to listen to is very different from Western music. Hearing the music from a culture, gives historians understanding into the culture. It can give information on religion, art, and philosophy.

Watch the video minutes 1 – 3:30 to see the South Indian performers.

What rhythms can you figure out? (quick beats, pauses) Can you find any patterns? What about the tones made? What do you observe about them?