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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Golf Green Utsav : A festival celebrating the 150th birth Anniversary of Rabindranath, with a musical evening ‘Loker Chokhe Rabindranath’.
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
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.
Tagore through the eyes of Folk Artists: This programme was held at the prestigious India Habitat Centre at New Delhi, on 25th June, 2010.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.