Audio | “Who we are”: Bheel Voice Internet radio – Madhya Pradesh

Bheel Voice radio channel: https://aurora.shoutca.st/public/bheel_voice

Recently Rani Kajal Jeevan Shala (village school) in collaboration with Arizona State University completed the construction of a studio for an internet radio station. The channel is named ” Bheel Voice”.

It was a project during the sabbatical of Dr Uttaran Dutta from the university who constructed it and trained Adiwasi students.

[Music performances and storytelling sessions are] recorded in the studio built in the campus of the school, and posted after editing by Dr Rahul Banerjee.

Source: Courtesy Swapan Bhattacharjee by email (5 July 2022)

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