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)

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Search tips In the above search window, enter several combinations of search words, regions of India and names while including “tribal” or “tribe” in order to get a good impression of indigenous customs, education, crafts, endangered languages, or rights laid down … Continue reading

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Community-based initiatives in search of collaborative partnerships: Digital audiovisual archives facilitated by Adivasi Academy at Tejgadh – Gujarat

DIGITAL COMMUNITY ARCHIVES FOR VERNACULAR MUSICS: CASES FROM INDIA Aditi Deo (University of Oxford) | Read the full article here >> […] This article draws upon ethnographic research in small towns in north India with local small-scale initiatives to archive oral … Continue reading

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Video | “Rasi Nato” (Big Village): Song 5 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

 5 Rasi Nato (Big Village) [Starting from 16:25, continues/ends in Part 2] ThemeA group of women recall their bygone days:In our big village we girls and boys were together in pairs. But the pairs of our friendships are no more. Some … Continue reading

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Video | “Hermet Dipil” (On my Hip and my Head): Song 4 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

4 Hermet Dipil (On my Hip and my Head) [Starting from 13:19] Theme A young girl tells her mother: I am tired of carrying an earthen water pot on my hip and on my head, dear mother. Buy me some pots … Continue reading

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The Muria and Maria Gonds of Madhya Pradesh – audio examples and information

Tribal Music of India: The Muria and Maria Gonds of Madhya PradeshCULTURE GROUP(S) Maria; MuriaRECORD LABEL Folkways Records 1983Various Artists FW04028 Original liner notes for the Ethnic Folkways Records edition with online audio links on the Smithsonian Folways website >> … Continue reading

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