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Fostering Indigenous Cultures
Many forms of folk music and indigenous sports are now disappearing, thanks to the advent of corporate-sponsoed cricket and commercial film music. CIS aims to protect the traditional sports like archery, stilt race and women’s pitcher race by holding annual tournaments. CIS also invites the indigenous school of baul singers to perform their arts at Basudha, thereby protecting the old Bankura school (gharana) of baul music from neglect and degeneration.
Every winter, CIS celebrates a three-day Basudha Festival. The festival includes indigenous sports tournaments and a musical night, usually around the third week of October. If you happen to arrive at this time, you will surely relish the verve of Bengal’s folk culture.
Last Updated (Sunday, 17 July 2011 13:12)