An NCPA Presentation
Supported by Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Directorate of Culture.
India is perhaps the most musical and musically diverse region in the world. This diversity is evident in the folk traditions associated with different regions. Through this festival, we try to showcase these traditions.
This year the focus is on Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh, meaning central province, is the second largest Indian state by area. With around 30% of its
land under forest cover, the region is home to as many as 10 national
parks replete with diverse flora and fauna. The state is also rich in mineral resources and has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India. Having three sites that are declared as world heritage sites by the UNESCO, the region is known for its Hindu and Jain temples, like the ones at Khajuraho, embellished with stone carvings and sculptures. It is also the land of several languages, including spoken ones by different tribes of adivasis. Having been associated with legendary musicians like Tansen and Baiju Bawra, Madhya Pradesh is noted for its classical and folk art forms.
Over the two days, 95 artistes comprising six well-known troupes from various parts of Madhya Pradesh, will present music, dance and folk theatre forms. Each presentation will be introduced with an appropriate sociocultural and aesthetic context.
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