Monday, July 11, 2011

Collecting Songs from Adivasi Children-Padsare Zilla parishad School.

This school is nestled in very beautiful natural surrounding.This region about 30kms from Khopoli and has about 10 small Adivasi villages or padas.
Most of the tribal villagers, right now are busy farming,cultivating rice.
This  school has maximum children coming from from these adivasi padas. 
They sang their traditional folk songs  related to their daily lives like farming songs or marriage songs.
Since these songs are passed from generation to generation it seemed like they evolve all the time.Lots of things get added and sometimes deleted.
They had their own marathi dialect some of which was very difficult to follow.I got a chance to record these and get images of their immediate surrounding in which they live.
School at Padsare



School at Padsre
School at Padsare


School girls dancing the traditional adivasi dance while singing.
School girls dancing the traditional adivasi dance while singing.

Girls singing.
Girls singing.


Students performing their traditional dance.

Adivasi house in a small pada.
Adivasi house in a small pada.




Rice field just after they sowed the grain .






1 comment:

  1. Shilpa, I think you are doing wonderful work ! any way that i can contribute to these efforts when i am ashore on leave ?

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