Category Archives: Music and dance

The old villagers who have imbibed our traditional knowledge and normally make and play the Banam [fiddle] are unable to transmit their skills and knowledge to [youngsters] busy preparing school lessons and therefore get little time to sit with the elderly people of their village and learn from them. Another reason is [an] attraction to the fast and loud music from Bollywood and from other modern sources. – Dr. Boro Baski on the purpose of organizing instrument making workshops at the Museum of Santal Culture (Bishnubati village near Santiniketan, West Bengal)

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)

Poetry on the beauty of nature and its close association with mankind: “Tribal literature is as rich as any other literature in the world”

Treasure trove of golden words- three-day conference comes to an endOUR CORRESPONDENTRanchi, April 28: Mizo writer Darchhawna, who was awarded the Padmashree recently, praised tribal literature at a conference here today. He spoke on the concluding day of the Tribal … Continue reading

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Art forms documented by the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre – Jharkhand

The documented Art forms include Folk Dances, Folk Musical Instruments, Traditional Paintings, Classical Music, Classical Dance, Folk Arts and Crafts, Traditional Festivals, Folk Theatre etc. Besides, documentation on different art forms is taken up by the centre regularly. The Documentation … Continue reading

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Adivasi Adivimb: “Celebrating the rich cultural heritage of tribal art forms: Adivasi, Arunachala Pradesh, Assam Adivimb festival (December) organized by the National School of Drama” – Odisha, Arunachala Pradesh, Assam & Tripura

The objective of the scheme is to make special efforts to encourage folk and tribal arts and to frame special programmes for the preservation and strengthening of the vanishing art forms. Through this scheme, the root of the Indian culture … Continue reading

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Bringing indigenous knowledge systems into a “pedagogy of the collective”: Kora, Munda, Oraon, Mahli and Santal communities’ egalitarian value system is a source of strength – West Bengal

Adivasi learner and ‘pass-fail’ policy by Dr. Boro BaskiEnglish translation by Prof. Sudipto Mukhopadhyay Lately the West Bengal Government has scrapped the no-detention policy and brings back the “pass-fail” system. One gets a second chance in Class five and eight … Continue reading

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Museum of Santal Culture in Bishnubati village: Museum Day celebration 2019 – West Bengal

6th Museum Day Celebration Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust and the Museum of Santal Culture invites you to join us in the inauguration of the new annex of the museum HAPRAM DANDERExhibition of photographs of one hundred years of old Santal … Continue reading

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