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Folk and Tribal

Since its inception, the Folk and Tribal Section has been working in the field of performing arts in the country, preserving and promoting the vast intangible heritage of India's diverse culture expressed in forms of traditional, folk & tribal music, dance and drama.

The Folk and Tribal Section has been holding a series of festivals called ‘Desaj’ in different regions of the country to promote and encourage artists in the field of folk and tribal music, dance and theatre of the country. During the last seven years we have conducted such festivals, featuring as many as 500 artists at times from all over India, successfully at Delhi in February 2013, Patna (Bihar) in November 2014, Hyderabad (Telangana) in August 2015, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) in February 2016, Darbhanga (Bihar) in February 2016, Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) in March 2016 and Kanpur & Thathiya (Uttar Pradesh) in July 2016, Kurukshetra (Haryana) in 2016, Itarsi (Madhya Pradesh) in 2016, Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) in 2017,  Dhekiajuli (Assam) in February 2018, Hisar (Haryana), Haldwani (Uttarakhand), Lachen (Sikkim), Kochi (Kerala) in 2018, Itarsi (Madhya Pradesh) and Gurdaspur (Punjab) in 2019.

Besides continuing the above festival the Folk and Tribal Section holds a series of ‘Lok Jan Pratha Utsav’-celebrating the diverse cultural traditions of India, ‘Lok Sangam’- festival of senior folk and tribal artists of India, ‘Lok Pratibha’- a festival of the young folk and tribal artists focused on narrative and traditional arts form of India, and ‘Rang Swadhinta – celebrating India’s independence through the performing arts.

The Akademi has a scheme, “Training and Preservation of Traditional, Folk & Tribal Performing Arts” with a view to supporting the arts in a non-formal and personalized atmosphere of the guru-shishya parampara. Varied forms of music, dance, theatre including crafts associated with the performing arts and the accompanying allied forms from across the country are considered under the scheme. The scheme undertakes to support performances, workshops, exhibitions of musical instruments and crafts associated with traditional performing art forms. It also support short-term intensive training programmes in certain forms.

S.NO Event Date Event Name Venue E-Invite
1 27-08-2022 Rang Swadheenta Meghdoot Theatre - III, Rabindra Bhawan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi - 110001

Since its inception, the Folk and Tribal Section has been working in the field of performing arts in the country, preserving and promoting the vast intangible heritage of India's diverse culture expressed in forms of traditional, folk & tribal music, dance and drama.

The Folk and Tribal Section has been holding a series of festivals called ‘Desaj’ in different regions of the country to promote and encourage artists in the field of folk and tribal music, dance and theatre of the country. During the last seven years we have conducted such festivals, featuring as many as 500 artists at times from all over India, successfully at Delhi in February 2013, Patna (Bihar) in November 2014, Hyderabad (Telangana) in August 2015, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) in February 2016, Darbhanga (Bihar) in February 2016, Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) in March 2016 and Kanpur & Thathiya (Uttar Pradesh) in July 2016, Kurukshetra (Haryana) in 2016, Itarsi (Madhya Pradesh) in 2016, Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) in 2017,  Dhekiajuli (Assam) in February 2018, Hisar (Haryana), Haldwani (Uttarakhand), Lachen (Sikkim), Kochi (Kerala) in 2018, Itarsi (Madhya Pradesh) and Gurdaspur (Punjab) in 2019.

Besides continuing the above festival the Folk and Tribal Section holds a series of ‘Lok Jan Pratha Utsav’-celebrating the diverse cultural traditions of India, ‘Lok Sangam’- festival of senior folk and tribal artists of India, ‘Lok Pratibha’- a festival of the young folk and tribal artists focused on narrative and traditional arts form of India, and ‘Rang Swadhinta – celebrating India’s independence through the performing arts.

The Akademi has a scheme, “Training and Preservation of Traditional, Folk & Tribal Performing Arts” with a view to supporting the arts in a non-formal and personalized atmosphere of the guru-shishya parampara. Varied forms of music, dance, theatre including crafts associated with the performing arts and the accompanying allied forms from across the country are considered under the scheme. The scheme undertakes to support performances, workshops, exhibitions of musical instruments and crafts associated with traditional performing art forms. It also support short-term intensive training programmes in certain forms.

Since its inception, the Folk and Tribal Section has been working in the field of performing arts in the country, preserving and promoting the vast intangible heritage of India's diverse culture expressed in forms of traditional, folk & tribal music, dance and drama.

The Folk and Tribal Section has been holding a series of festivals called ‘Desaj’ in different regions of the country to promote and encourage artists in the field of folk and tribal music, dance and theatre of the country. During the last seven years we have conducted such festivals, featuring as many as 500 artists at times from all over India, successfully at Delhi in February 2013, Patna (Bihar) in November 2014, Hyderabad (Telangana) in August 2015, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) in February 2016, Darbhanga (Bihar) in February 2016, Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) in March 2016 and Kanpur & Thathiya (Uttar Pradesh) in July 2016, Kurukshetra (Haryana) in 2016, Itarsi (Madhya Pradesh) in 2016, Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) in 2017,  Dhekiajuli (Assam) in February 2018, Hisar (Haryana), Haldwani (Uttarakhand), Lachen (Sikkim), Kochi (Kerala) in 2018, Itarsi (Madhya Pradesh) and Gurdaspur (Punjab) in 2019.

Besides continuing the above festival the Folk and Tribal Section holds a series of ‘Lok Jan Pratha Utsav’-celebrating the diverse cultural traditions of India, ‘Lok Sangam’- festival of senior folk and tribal artists of India, ‘Lok Pratibha’- a festival of the young folk and tribal artists focused on narrative and traditional arts form of India, and ‘Rang Swadhinta – celebrating India’s independence through the performing arts.

The Akademi has a scheme, “Training and Preservation of Traditional, Folk & Tribal Performing Arts” with a view to supporting the arts in a non-formal and personalized atmosphere of the guru-shishya parampara. Varied forms of music, dance, theatre including crafts associated with the performing arts and the accompanying allied forms from across the country are considered under the scheme. The scheme undertakes to support performances, workshops, exhibitions of musical instruments and crafts associated with traditional performing art forms. It also support short-term intensive training programmes in certain forms.

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