Journey into Adivasi Music: History, Culture and Politics
Number of Sessions: 5
Resource Person: Prachi Maya Gajanan
Medium: English and Hindi
About the course
Adivasi is a socio-political construct, and ‘music’ is generally understood as an art. The blend of these two terms; that is Adivasi Music becomes a bewildering phenomenon. However, it is observed that the state and the society both often use this phrase casually.
This course attempts to examine the complex being of ‘Adivasi Music’ in the historical, cultural and political context.
Topics to be covered:
1: Who is an Adivasi? What is Adivasi Music?
2: Musical traditions of some Adivasi Communities in India
3: Historical, Cultural and Political Context
4: Adivasi and ‘Other’ Musics today
5: Q & A