Category Archives: Music and dance

Video | Reviving the Huka Banam: Fiddle of choice for the Santal communities – West Bengal

To download the full report, click here >> The Banam of the Santals is a primitive folk fiddle which accompanies many Santal dances. The Banam comes in various shapes and forms – Dhodro, Huka, Kendri and more recently, Phentor. While the Dhodro Banam is prevalent in … Continue reading

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Tip | Ten success stories from all over India: Arts and crafts, community service, democracy, education, fashion, film, health, literature, performing arts and women’s achievements

Community facilities – Tagore’s Santiniketan, “an Abode of Learning Unlike Any in the World” | Learn more >> Crafts and visual arts – Araku Tribal Museum: “Like being in the world of local tribes” | Learn more >> Democracy –  Trust India’s “village republics” to … Continue reading

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Video | Recommended by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (Government of India)

Video Gallery Source: Video Gallery | National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Address: http://www.ncst.gov.in/video-gallery/9 Date Visited: Mon Apr 10 2017 12:46:04 GMT+0200 (CEST) Who are Scheduled Tribes? The framers of the Constitution took note of the fact that certain communities in … Continue reading

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A musical success story spanning several generations: The Kalbelia gypsy group who “never collaborated with any musician” – Rajasthan

Sumiran Atal, Indian Express, Pune, August 18, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> The history of the group – the Kahlbeliyas [Kalbelias] – is nearly seven generations old. It was formed by musicians who migrated from Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Tip | Explore India’s leading periodicals, online journals and portals: Up-to-date information on tribal culture, ecology, education and other success stories

For up-to-date information on a wide range of issues, use the search window here (e.g. type “Adivasi ecology”): Google custom search – Indian press coverage of tribal culture and education >> Tip Enter a single keyword or name of interest to you, or a combination … Continue reading

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