Early Music From India

Via Sepia Mutiny, the first ever recording of Indian Classical music, recorded in 1902 and performed by Gauhar Jaan, an Armenian Jew living in India (Armenians have been in India for centuries, often working as merchants along the coasts). Guahar Jaan was apparently quite the hot ticket in turn of the twentieth century India; more information and a further snippet of one of her recordings here.

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