Video | Hanmi: A Treasure Trove of Oral Heritage – Karnataka

Hanmi is the one of the few artists who has mastered the oral epic songs and other verbal art. She belongs to Gamokkalu tribe from Uttara Kannada district Karnataka. Sadly now Hanmi is the only person in her community who can sing the entire Mahabharata and we are losing time.

There is an urgent need to document not only the oral literature of this tribe but it is equally important to document the way they sing, the tunes and the contexts to understand the culture and tradition of this tribe. The treasure trove for the next generation.

Source: Indian Tribes-Oral Heritage – YouTube – Published on Oct 13, 2012
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Date Visited: Sat Feb 23 2013 13:02:13 GMT+0100 (CET)

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