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Siddheswari

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This evocative film is an attempt to set the nuances of Thumri music to film. Specifically, this film enshrines the music of perhaps the greatest of all Thumri singers, Siddheswari Devi (1908-1977). Thumri is a popular semi-classical Indian musical tradition dating from time of the Moghul Empire (1526-1827). Over the centuries it has become quite a complex musical form, and because it is improvisational in nature, Thumri permits its practitioners to draw upon any other form of music, such as folk songs...more

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