Saturday, October 13, 2012

Indian Tribes-Oral Heritage





Hanmi is the one of the few artists who has mastered the oral epic songs and other verbal art.  She belongs to Gamokkalu tribe from Uttara Kannada district Karnataka .Sadly now Hanmi is the only person in her community who can sing the entire Mahabharata and we are losing time .

There is a  need to document not only the oral literature of this tribe but it is equally important to document the way they sing, the tunes and the contexts to understand the culture and tradition of this tribe .The treasure trove for the next generation.

Harvesting Kokum through Uttara Kannada

_Vaishnavi Prabhu  As an attempt to keep my feet off my home city of Delhi and close to the nature, I found myself Wooffing in t...