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Jul 29, 2019
Indus Blues: Jawad Sharif's documentary poignantly chronicles the fading musical forms along the river in PakistanIn Jawad Sharif’s documentary Indus Blues, a musician asks within the first few scenes, “When peace and love die, who cares about music?” It is a profoundly challenging query, one that resounds as Sharif's film traverses a thousand miles along the Indus river, chronicling the musical forms that have sprung up in the regions it flows through.
May 01, 2019
Of vinyl and folk artists: How Amarrass is putting rural musicians on the map, reviving interest in recordsApart from scouting the countryside for lesser-known folk voices, Amarrass Records also engineers collaborations between artists and produces vinyl records. They’ve rescued the morchang, kamancha and other traditional instruments from extinction and mediocrity by getting blacksmiths to forge them, one instrument at a time
Apr 19, 2019
Under the Banyan Tree on A Full Moon Night: April edition of Delhi event celebrates folk musicUnder the Banyan Tree on A Full Moon Night's April edition will feature performances by the Sufi singer Mooralala Marwada followed by the neo-folk fusion band, Neeraj Arya's Kabir Café.
Nov 20, 2018
Simit Bhagat's In Search of Bidesia is a poignant narrative of longing, pain and separation'In Search of Bidesia', a film by Simit Bhagat, is a poignant narrative of longing, pain and separation, that dates back to an era which has been resigned to history books and selective accounts by fourth generation migrants.
Oct 02, 2018
Monsoon Music: Maharashtra sings of farmers and fruitful harvestsMaharashtra's folk music is deeply inspired by the monsoon and agriculture, and the songs speak of sowing, harvest and the farmers' plight and prayers
Sep 29, 2018
Monsoon Music: In Assam, prayers for the arrival of rain — and its departureThe genres of folk music created by tribes in Assam address the monsoon in varied ways, depending on their relationship with this destructive and nourishing season
Sep 25, 2018
Monsoon Music: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar's Kajri — an ode to dark cloudsThe most popular forms of the Kajri can be found in the Bhojpuri language, but it is also sung in Awadhi and Maithili. The prominent motifs in this genre are Radha-Krishna, looming clouds and peacocks
Sep 10, 2018
Swarathma frontman Vasu Dixit on the power of folk music, wanting to collaborate with Lamb of GodVasu Dixit talks about his upcoming projects and his earliest musical memory
Sep 04, 2018
In Bundelkhand, the onset of the rains is marked by nostalgia for sawan celebrations of the pastAfter a long summer marked by the dry, scorching heat and a relentless sun, the onset of the rains is a harbinger of good things to come, especially for the parched Bundeli landscape and its people
Sep 01, 2018
Monsoon music: From Manipur, mystical songs for the rainThe Meitei people of Manipur have songs for every aspect of the rains. There are songs for when the rain does fall, and songs for when it doesn’t. Songs to appease the rain gods, and songs that embrace all manner of flora and fauna.