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Snake Charmers

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"Massed music by snake charmers playing the been instrument. Known as saperas, snake charmers in India bring forward an age-old tradition of music using the been instrument. They are largely found in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. It is for the first time that so many of them came together to play at once. Enjoy this musical extravaganza! While snake charmers may be typically familiar in terms of stereotypes of India, no one seems to sterotype an image or the sound of so many of them playing at once!

This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com."

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