Category Archives: Music and dance

Sixteen banam [string instrument] makers from the Districts of Birbhum, Hooghly and Purulia participated and produced beautifully artistic banams. The completed banams were unveiled during the Museum Day celebration and played before the audience for the first time by the banam-makers. – Dr. Boro Baski (“Museum Day Celebration at Bishnubati”, 17 December 2018)
Within villages around Dang [in Gujarat], traditional instruments and artists are waning. Cultural music and dance forms among the adivasis have evolved over centuries. Beautified by elements and nuances of their surroundings, these forms depict their very lifestyles. Played for hours together in the same tempo, music is an integral part of celebrations and mourning. […] Each instrument has a purpose and belief related to it. – Ashleshaa Khurana (“The ailing art of adivasi music”, Times of India, 30 January 2014)

Committed to spreading knowledge of India’s tribal and breaking the shackles that have held back tribal folk music: Anahad Foundation – New Delhi

Rinchen Norbu Wangchuk, TheBetterIndia.com, November 17, 2017 Folk music is an indelible part of India’s storied oral tradition. Songs emanating from the tribal folk tradition are critical fragments of this country’s vast cultural diversity. Based on simple instruments and arrangements, … Continue reading

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Video | “Barge Duyor” (Backyard Door): Song 2 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> 2 Barge Duyor (Backyard Door) [Starting from 5:08] ThemeAn old man says:Whenever I enter and leave my house through the back door I hear the hammering sound of the blacksmith … Continue reading

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Celebrating nature with the Digaru Mishmi community: The Tamladu festival (February) – Arunachal Pradesh

[…] The Digaru Mishmis are one of the ancient tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. […] Tamladu Festival is prayer that is offered to the God of Earth and the God of Water. The tribal people believe in nature worship and according … Continue reading

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Video | “Nadi Hudin Khon”: Song 1 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> 1 Nadi Hudin Khon (From Childhood) [Starting from 1:06] Theme A daughter tells her mother: Dear mother, you brought me up from childhood but you were not able to … Continue reading

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The Rathwa community: Cultivating beautiful artistic traditions and attractive festivals – Gujarat

Source: Adivasi Stories from Gujarat © Bhasha Research and Publication Centre Vadodara 2017 | For more details, free download link and a map presenting language regions of Gujarat, click here >>  Tip: click the full screen button for convenient reading and searching Tips for … Continue reading

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