In tune to folk music


Good news for music and culture lovers. Under ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’ programme, the Ministry of Culture, Government of India along with West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur in association with banglanatak dot com is all set to present Folk Safar from March 6 to 8 at three different venues, simultaneously – the International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula, Museum of Goa (MOG), Pilerne and Sadhana Dell ‘Arte, Merces.

The event will see performances of folk artistes from Rajasthan and West Bengal. Through this event, says director, West Zone Cultural Centre (WZCC), Udaipur, Kiran Soni Gupta, they want to preserve and promote the growth of grassroot level music. “So I think this is a very interesting event and I would like to invite all the people of Goa to be a part of it and enjoy both music and art.”

On March 6 at ICG, the programme will begin with Langa music from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., while Kalbelia song and dance will be held on March 7, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 8 will see Baul music, Manganiyar music from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On March 6, MOG will play host to Kalbelia song and dance and Manganiyar music; and Baul music, Langa music on March 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

At Sadhana Dell ‘Arte on all three days there will be a handicraft workshop and demonstration from 12 noon to 8 p.m. This will be followed by a talk/performances like Baul music, Manganiyar music and Langa music and Kalbelia song & dance from 4 p.m. onwards.

All the art forms such as Manganiyar music, Kalbelia music and Langa are from Rajasthan while Baul music is from West Bengal. For the handicrafts, the participating groups include Patachitra of Pingla, West Bengal, Durrie of Salawas, Rajasthan, Madhubani paintings from Bihar, Shola of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal and basketry of Malda, West Bengal.

(Entry is free for all. Details: [email protected], 9800403759)