Folk Studio

February 12, 2020

This is how women in Bihar welcome their husbands home

Jhumar is a folk-dance form from Bihar. It is said women express their joy and happiness through Jhumar when their husbands, who have been away from them, return home after a long time

December 27, 2019

Close your eyes … sway to the tunes of Ravanahatta

If you are in Rajasthan, chances are that you will find many folk artists playing this instrument, commonly known as the Ravanhatha. There are not many artists who play the instrument now, but its melodious tune will attract you to the folk artists instantly

Gaon Connection
December 26, 2019

Songs of the battlefield and bravery are pride of Bundelkhand

The pride of Bundelkhand, these are songs of the battlefield, songs of bravery from a bygone era. Sung in Veer rasa, Aalha songs are sung by sword-wielding men and women in very powerful voices

Gaon Connection
December 26, 2019

Sarangi … the instrument of a hundred colours

The Sarangi derives its name from the bow of Lord Vishnu. As per some musicians, the word Sarangi is a combination of two words ‘Seh’ (Persian equivalent of three) and ‘Rangi’ (Persian equivalent of coloured) corrupted as sarangi

Gaon Connection