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folk music


We need an organised platform to make folk music more versatile: Raghu Dixit

November 04, 2019 5:04 pm

Dixit, who has carved a niche both as an independent musician with his band, the Raghu Dixit Project and a composer for various film industries in the country including Kannada and Hindi, for over 10 years now, feels that there is no need to re-invent for staying relevant.

Bhutanese folk artiste Kheng Sonam Dorji on preserving his musical past

September 09, 2019 7:59 am

Bhutanese folk artiste Kheng Sonam Dorji, who was into contemporary music in his younger days, says the influx of Western music has led to the decline of traditional music.

Desi Bands tells the story of a disappearing community of folk singers and dancers around Punjab and Rajasthan

September 08, 2019 8:47 am

Desi Bands narrates how development has impoverished those on the margins.

In Tripura, a musician’s bid to preserve the language of the tribes

May 22, 2018 12:16 pm

A young Tripura band’s resolve to preserve Kokborok in a regimen where the language is facing silent hits.

Folk, international voices to unify in Rajasthan

October 05, 2017 10:57 am

Featuring over 350 musicians, the fest is expected to be an opportunity to savour rare Rajasthani and international sounds, meet and interact with legendary masters and witness the younger generation of artists enriching a formidable legacy.

In a league of his own

December 05, 2014 1:00 am

Composer-singer Shantanu Moitra talks about PK, his approach to composing songs and archiving folk music

Hooked on a feeling: The king of Naga folk blues talks about folk music in today's context

October 05, 2014 1:00 am

At a festival he calls home, Rewben Mashangva, the king of Naga folk blues, talks about how folk music today has to understand the youth.

Desert Rose

August 21, 2013 4:49 am

Barna is striving to expose the youth of the city to folk music

Sing Like a Tetseo

April 07, 2013 10:20 pm

Four sisters from Nagaland are going places with their folk music.

Sweet Sound of Scams

April 04, 2012 12:28 am

Topiwalleh,the new album by folk group Swarathma,takes up issues of political scandals and corruption.