On a photography field trip with the kids in Buddavaram i ran into this itinerant musician and his decorated ox (in telegu – Gangireddu). He plays a tune for a handful of rice or 10 rupees. Am mesmerised and a little horrified by the animal.

To hear the music watch the film below: that’s Daniel, one of my students explaining things to me, and the “mummy, mummy” voice is a village kid, they call all female foreigners and any authority figures “mummy”.  Am well used to it by now…

2 responses to “gangireddu…

  1. Scarey but beautiful and then you think poor animal but then wow what a headdress!

  2. Pingback: gangireddu in vijayawada.. | mvp - work in progress

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