Accredited with Special Consultative Status to ECOSOC, by UN General Assembly, July 2013
Ethnomagic Going Global


  • 1 Baul fashion
  • 2 Bauls in London
  • 3 Chau Fest
  • 4 Colours of Spring
  • 5 Global Gorbhanga
  • 6 Goan Rhapsody
  • 7 Sufi Swerlings
  • 8 The inaugural -Sufi Sutra
  • 9 The World Of Patachitra

Ethnomagic Going Global


Location                       : India and UK
Project Partners          : International Institute for Culture, Tourism and Development (IICTD) under London Metropolitan University www.iictd.org
                                       Planet Art Exchange (PAX) www.paxrepublic.net
Key associate               : UNESCO India, (www.unesco.org/en/newdelhi)
Duration                       : Two Years
Highlights

Reaching out to National and global audiences

25  festivals across India involving 1200 beneficiaries  and performances by 34 Patuas, Chau dancers, Bauls & Fakirs, Jhumur artists at UK, China and Bangladesh has been organised. This has helped in increased market reach, increased confidence and increased demand.

International Festivals
     

National Festivals


Organising Folk Festivals in 20 places in India for fostering development of new markets, avenues and audiences for ethnic art and culture.

  • On International Mother Language day,( 21st February), a musical evening was organized at Dakshinapan,Kolkata where in Bangla Qawali and Marfati songs, Jhumur songs and dance were organised. Twenty Baul & Fakiri singers performed at Dakshinapan in Kolkata in a programme titled, Praner Bhasha Praner Gan.
Lopamudra Mitra
Bangla Qawali
Jhumur Dancers
Jhumur Gaan

  • Hazarduari Utsav: A festival was organized by the Department of Tourism Govt of West Bengal at Hazarduari,Lalbagh,Murshidabad on 9th March 2010. The Hazarduari Palace posed as a backdrop for a folk and cultural extravaganza involving Baul Fakiri and Murshidi artists.
Bengali Qawali Performance by Fakiri singers of Nadia
Fakri singer Noor Alam
Hazarduari
/Bengali Qawali Performance by Fakiri singers of Nadia

  • London Ananda Utsav 2010 : The highlight of the tour was the London Ananda Utsav, a Programme hosted by the Bengali Association of London and which was scheduled on 21st March, 2010 at Alexandra Palace (Great Hall).The programme was organized by ABP.
Performance at the School of African and Oriental Studies
Baul Fakiri Artists at the London Ananda Utsav
Baul Fakiri Artists at the London Ananda Utsav
Baul Fakiri Artists at the London Ananda Utsav
Baul Fakiris perform at the International Night at Dundee College
International at Night Dundee college
International Night at Dundee College
Liverpool, Hope university
Performance at the School of African and Oriental Studies
Performance at The London Metropolitan University
Performance at The London Metropolitan University

  • Golf Green Utsav : A festival celebrating the 150th birth Anniversary of Rabindranath, with a musical evening ‘Loker Chokhe Rabindranath’.
Jhumur dance
Chau Artists Perform Rabindranath Tagore's Chitrangada
Handicrafts stall set up by banglantak dot com at the Golf Green Utsav
Saheb Chatterjee with his rendition of Jodi tor dak shune keo na ashe..tobe Ekla cholo re...

  • Folk Orchestra
Folk Orchestra concert at GD Birla Sabhagar, Kolkata
Folk Orchestra concert at GD Birla Sabhagar, Kolkata
Folk Orchestra concert at GD Birla Sabhagar, Kolkata

  • POTential II
Patachitra Animation at the Exhibition
Video work on display at Potential II
Visitors admire the Patachitra Paintings

Robir Aloye: Folk artists pay tribute  to Tagore
This programme celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore was held on his birthday, 9th May, at Swabhumi, Kolkata

Bauls pay tribute to Rabindranath
Jhumur dance
Patachitra artists narrate Rabindranath's lifestory

Visit to China: A team of 5 folk musicians from West Bengal and one Patachitra artist participated in the 6th China International Cultural Industries Fair held between 12th to 18th May,2010.

A visitor at the Patachitra exhibit at the 6th China International Cultural Industries Fair
Folk Musicians perform at the 6th China International Cultural Industries Fair
Folk Orchestra at Shenzen
Folk Orchestra at Shenzen

Tagore through the eyes of Folk Artists: This programme was held at the prestigious India Habitat Centre at New Delhi, on 25th June, 2010.

Chitranganda Sambad by Chau artists
Chau Artists Perform Rabindranath Tagore's Chitrangada
Tagore through the Eyes of Folk Artists

IHC Lok Sangeet Sammelan at India Habitat Centre: Lok Sangeet Sammelan at the India Habitat Centre in August, 2010 featured performances by Bangla Qawali, Folk Orchestra and Chau and exhibits of Madurkathi, Patachitra and Katha Stitch.

Bangla Qawalli at the Habitat Centre
Chau Performance of Sankat Mangal Chandi
Chau Performance of Sankat Mangal Chandi
Folk Ensemble

Folk Orchestra: On 26th June a unique musical performance using folk instruments was performed at the Alliance Françoise, Bangalore as part of World Music Day celebrations in collaboration with Alliance Françoise.

Folk Musicians at the World Music Day celebrations, Bangalore
Folk Musicians at the World Music Day celebrations, Bangalore
Golam Fakir Performing in Bangalore

Folk Mela 2010:  Folk Festivals were organized at New Delhi, and in three cities in West Bengal- Siligiri, Jalpaiguri and Chandannagar between August and September 2010.

Folk Mela at Delhi
Folk Mela at Jalpaiguri
Folk Mela at Jalpaiguri
Folk Mela at Siliguri
Folk Mela at Siliguri
Tagore's Bisarjan by Chau artists at Delhi

POT Plant: This was a exhibition by new media artists Tony Knox and Ruth Dillon from Planet Art Exchange, Liverpool and the Patachitra artists in New Delhi in June 2010.

Jhumur dance
Pot Plant exhibition
Visitors at Pot Plant exhibition
Workshop with New Media artists and Patachitra Artists

Dui Banglar Baul Sangha: This was a collaboration between Baul Fakiri singers from both sides of the border- West Bengal and Bangladesh. The programme was held at ICCR, Kolkata on Aug 27th, 2010.

Bauls and fakirs from across the border perform together
Kangalini Sufia from Bangladesh
Percussionist Tanmoy Bose with Bangladeshi Singer Anusheh Anadel
Taking a bow

 


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