FOLK MUSIC

  • Not just speeches, but folk music, dances adorn election rallies in Haryana October 12, 2014

    Jind: Colour and fervour have always been an integral part of election rallies in India. Be it a Lok Sabha election, an assembly election or even the local and gram panchayat elections, every campaign has a different but colourful fragrance. Similar were the scenes on Saturday as people waited for Prime...
  • Bengal folk meets Kerala's spirituality in Baul's music November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Art, performance and regional integration merge in the folk music of Parvathy Baul, one of the country's top Baul musicians from Bengal, who balances her training as an artist from Santiniketan's Kala Bhavan with the devotional music of the wandering minstrels that she has carried down south to...
  • Folk music tipping gender balance in India's margins November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Folk music is silently tipping the gender balance in northern, eastern and southern India with more women from little known village communities using it as a legitimate grassroots voice and are being heard across the country and abroad. Sugna Devi's voice rings like an untamed desert bird...
  • 'Gangs of Wasseypur 2' singer talks about folk music August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Folk singer Sharda Sinha, who has lent her voice in Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur 2, says the experience of singing in the film was amazing. The 59yearold has sung the famous Electric Piya for Gangs of Wasseypur 2 and she thinks that folk music gets a wider reach...
  • Folk, technology used to stop RIL SEZ May 11, 2007

    Raigad: The Board of Approvals on Wednesday cleared 15 SEZs but left Mukesh Ambani's MahaMumbai SEZ hanging. Now it seems there is more trouble ahead for the project. Villagers in the area are using a mix of technology and red tape to keep their land. Song against SEZ isn't sweet music...