Video | New documentary video on music instruments by Banam lutes and fiddles – Jharkhand and West Bengal

Banam Raja from adivaani on Vimeo.

Banams are the lutes and the fiddles of the Santal people. They are made from locally available material–wood, vegetables and animal hide. The most common banams still made and played by Santals are the Dhodro Banam, the Reta Banam and the Phentor Banam. […]


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