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“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. […] Once the composition is vetted for originality, it is converted into a digital format. The copyright to this composition is then given to the composer. […] Either the tribal artist or someone from the community possessing a certain amount of literacy is taught to become artist managers in their own right, providing them with CDs, business cards and pen drives. In the event that they do not understand a particular piece of contract or any such document, we help them overcome communication barriers.” – Abhinav Agrawal, founder of the Anahad Foundation (a New Delhi-based not-for-profit organisation that works towards recording, preserving, documenting and consolidating the available knowledge of the evolution of Indian tribal folk music), quoted by Rinchen Norbu Wangchuk in “How This Organisation Is Giving India’s Tribal Musicians a New Lease of Life” (TheBetterIndia.com, 17 November 2017)
https://www.thebetterindia.com/121371/anahad-tribal-music/
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=27044

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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Tip | Creative Commons license: How to share artistic work and knowledge with due respect for creative minds

Creative Commons isn’t perfect, and some people have made reasonable arguments against its system. However, it still seems the most balanced, easiest to use approach generally accepted in the market, and it does leave the artist in control of deciding … Continue reading

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Sharing original work and content online: Creative Commons relaunched in India

T. Ramachandran, The Hindu,  November 22, 2013 The multiple options available these days for sharing content using the range of licences that are being promoted in the Creative Commons domain were in focus at the recent relaunch of Creative Commons India. … Continue reading

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