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Vayali’s Bamboo Orchestra: Reinventing the ancient tradition – Kerala

Nidhi Surendranath, The Hindu, Kochi, November 8, 2013 | Full article with slideshow >> How many of Kerala’s many musical instruments are made out of bamboo? The flute, which is a part of the classical music tradition in India, is the … Continue reading

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Video | Vayali Bamboo Band: Folk Secrets Music Project – Kerala

The Vayali Folklore Group has been awarded Junior Fellowship by the Government of India for the research of Kerala’s bamboo music traditions in 2013. This is a two year programme by the central culture ministry. To invite Vayali and support the … Continue reading

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Bamboo is the lifeline of the Kaani tribe living in the forests of Kanyakumari district – Tamil Nadu

P. S. Suresh Kumar, The Hindu, NAGERCOIL, January 25, 2013 It is used as a knife to sever the umbilical cord of a newborn baby and as a cradle. It transforms into a bed (locally known as ‘padai’) that carries the … Continue reading

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“Today, bamboo is liberated … The adivasi is not the enemy of the forests” – Union Minister

“Today, bamboo is liberated,” proclaimed Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh at a function here on Wednesday, where he handed over to Mendha’s community leader Devaji Tofa a transit pass that would allow the sale and … Continue reading

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India’s tribal, folk and devotional music: Secular and ceremonial songs – An overview

“Tribal, Folk and Devotional Music”by NA Jairazbhoy in AL Basham (ed.). A Cultural History of India. London: Oxford University Press, 1975, pp. 234-237. Excerpt from Chapter XVI Music (pp. 212-242): Classical music is the most refined and sophisticated music to be … Continue reading

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