Boliyan Book understands that the wedding season is a busy one, so we have compiled a collection of sound clips for some of the songs in Boliyan Book. This gives you the opportunity to hear the song, familiarise yourself with the melody, enabling you to sing the song again and again to your hearts content.
Handy dholki beat to take with you everywhere
There is also a generic dholki beat which gives you the chance to practise any of the songs before the celebrations begin. To download the dholki beat, second mouse click on the image of the dholki and select "Save Target As..." or if your browser supports it, the dholki beat will automatically play on this page (your browser might require a media plugin in order to play the file).
Helpful Melody Links
In order to listen to any of the song clips below, click on the title and the song will play in a new window. The page number refers to where the song is located within Boliyan Book.
Sometimes the same song varies from singer to singer, so if you find that the order of the lyrics within the song clips are different to Boliyan Book, just remember to keep it simple - use the melody as a guide, and the lyrics in Boliyan Book as your song sheet. Where possible we have given multiple versions of each song in the list below.
Any song that is not listed below, you can learn easily by asking others, e.g. our elders, it's all about rediscovering our culture.
If you locate a sound clip that is not listed below but is in the book, then please let us know by using the Contact page and we can add it to the Melody Helper.
Remember, new songs are being added everyday so check the Melody Helper out regularly.