NOMADIC FAIR & FESTIVAL
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Indian Council for Cultural Relations
17th – 22nd September 2010.
Azad Bhawan, I P Estate, (Route Map)
New Delhi-110002, Ph. 91 11 23370633

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17th September

Nomadic e-museum /Installations / Participatory Workshop With Nomads
10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Exhibition Hall

Nomadic Food
& Handicraft Stall

10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Green Lawns


P
erformance
6.00 p.m.
Nomadic Orchestra of World (International Award Winning Orchestra)
Venue : Auditorium

 
18th September

Nomadic e-museum /Installations / Participatory Workshop With Nomads
10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Exhibition Hall

Nomadic Food & Handicraft Stall
10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Green Lawns



Film Screening
5.00 p.m.
Screening of the Film
Maru Banjara
45 minutes
Followed by Interaction with filmmakers and community leaders
Venue : Auditorium

Performance
6.00 p.m.
Poetry Folktold and Kabirvani with Jogis

Venue : Auditorium
  19th September

Nomadic e-museum /Installations / Participatory Workshop With Nomads
10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Exhibition Hall

Nomadic Food & Handicraft Stall
10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Green Lawns

Film Screening
5.00 p.m.
Screening of the Film Bhopa- Ravanhathe Ke Soorma 27 minutes
Followed by Interaction with filmmakers and community leaders.

Venue
: Auditorium

Performance
6.00 p.m.
Heer Ranjha by Suraj, Rakesh, Roshan and Lalchand Nath

Venue : Auditorium
  20th September

Nomadic e-museum /Installations / Participatory Workshop With Nomads
10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Exhibition Hall

Nomadic Food & Handicraft Stall
10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Green Lawns


Film Screening
10.30 a.m.
Screening of the Film
Children of Nomads 15 short films of 6 mts. each
Followed by Interaction with filmmakers and school children.

Venue
: Auditorium
  21st September

Nomadic e-museum /Installations / Participatory Workshop With Nomads
10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Exhibition Hall

Nomadic Food & Handicraft Stall

10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Green Lawns

Film Screening
5.00 p.m.
Screening of the Film
Kalbeliya – the snake charmers 27 minutes
Followed by Interaction with filmmakers and community leaders.

Venue : Auditorium


  22nd September

Nomadic e-museum /Installations / Participatory Workshop With Nomads
10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Exhibition Hall

Nomadic Food & Handicraft Stall

10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Venue : Green Lawns

Film Screening
5.00 p.m.
Screening of the Film
Gadia Lohar
27 minutes
Followed by Interaction with filmmakers and community leaders.

Venue
: Auditorium

 
 
 
 
   
 


Nomadic Communities

Maru Banjara
The gallery would explore the lifestyle, traditions, culture, occupation and lesser known musical aspects of the Maru Banjaras with a detailed view on banjara ornaments and magnificent attire, tradition of burying gold and valuables, decoding of booty codes, traditional weapons, fighting skills and rituals performed through folk songs.



Kalbeliya

The gallery would be instrumental in breaking myths about a Kalbeliya’s relationship with deadly snakes, and revealing lesser known facts about Kalbeliya culture like expertise in bamboo work, making of chilams and medicinal strengths.

Gadiya Lohar

The gallery will explore the culture of Gadiya Lohars and attempt to trace the strengths of the community and mysticism weaved around the communities of ironsmiths i.e Gadiya Lohars.
Bhopa

The gallery would provide a window to the musical nomadic tribe Bhopas who are expert in playing an ancient and one of the oldest musical instrument called ‘’Ravanhatha”. Believers of “Pabu Ji Maharaj”, the Bhopas are often termed as social activists of ancient times by researchers. “Phad Vachan”- the unique aspect of Bhopa culture would be beautifully portrayed in the gallery exploring their
interesting tales, local beliefs and traditional wisdom.
Bawariya

Hunters by occupation, Bawariyas are still known for their hunting expertise and knowledge of wild life. The gallery would showcase samples from sequin work done by bawariyas in Rajasthan which has evolved into livelihood model for many.

NOMADIC E-MUSEUM / INSTALLATIONS Medicines
  • Music ( Instruments & Folk Songs)
  • Traditional Expertise
  • Life-style
 

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Kalbeliya Bapang

Nomadic E Museum

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 Banjara Duff

Tipari (Bag for carrying snakes)

Rachpatti used to weave cloth


INSTALLATIONS OF NOMADIC CULTURAL COMPONENTS
Installations / live demonstration

Nomadic Music Instruments
  • Nomadic Attire
  • Nomadic Jewellery
  • Nomadic Folk Medicine
  • Nomadic Weapons (Traditional)

PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOP WITH NOMADS

Bapang and Been (Folk Instrumental workshop)
Bapang is a folk instrument used by the nomadic community and often used as a drum percussion during nomadic concerts in rural festivals. CHINH is promoting this instrument in schools by encouraging students to learn how to play the Bapang and is currently mentoring two students from Rural and two students from Urban areas for the Nomadic Orchestra of World.

Methodology – Based on oral tradition of nomads, participants would be trained in basic beats of the instruments, history of the instrument and the types of songs the instrument is played traditionally with.


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Banjara Ornament Making Workshop by Banjarans

History of Ponchu and methodology of the artifact. The ornament “Pounchu” is worn by banjara women as bracelets and anklets. Depending upon the circumference of the wrist /ankle, the length of the White Cotton Thread & Woollen/Silken thread is measured.  White cotton thread acts as the base on which the coloured thread is encircled with a twist. The number of Ghungroos (often called as Ghugroos by banjaras) needed per bracelet are counted and is woven one by one with hand. One end of the thread is tied with the toe of the foot and other end is stretched with hand to keep it wrinkle free for weaving ghungroos. After the ghungroos are woven, the round knot is made to tie the pounchu.

CHINH’s efforts of  repositioning this local craft in a global sphere has resulted in generating livelihood for banjara women.


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Musical Performances
Nomadic Orchestra of World ( International Award Winning Orchestra)
Rare Jugalbandis of Nomadic Musicians of different communities bringing together unique sounds of Ravanhatha with Been and Bapang. The orchestra is anchored with a complete cultural context of the nomadic folk rendered during the performance making it informative, entertaining and rich cultural experience to remember.

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Poetry Folktold
Love poetry sung in a folk style by Bhopa Musician.
An experiment appreciated by art and culture enthusiasts.
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Heer Ranjha
Heer Ranjha is a testimony to the power of love with rare healing touch. The mesmerizing voice of Suraj Bhopa- a renowned healer telling the powerful love story of Heer Ranjha in folk style gets the listeners a true healing experience with the sound & energy of Heer Ranjha love story.


NOMADIC FOOD STALLS/ GALLERY
Nomadic food cooked in earthen pots
  • Bajra roti with  Lehsun - Mirchi chutney,
  • Bawariya Choorma
  • Dal-Bati, Chach,
  • Banjara Kadi-Guttey/ Chawal
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Bajra Roti

Venue of the Nomadic food stall

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People enjoying the food
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EXHIBITION / STALLS OF NOMADIC ARTIFACTS

Goodri Thaili

  • Ponchu (Ornament endorsed by Ministry of Women and Child Development, GOI)
  • Latkan
  • Chirmi Beads
  • Banjara Choli
  • Bawariya Chunri
  • Goodri Bed sheets
  • Goodri Pouches
  • Mobile Pouches/ Thermos Thailies/ Bottle Thailies
  • Nomadic Music CDs

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