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A Large Part Of The Folk Repertoire May Be Lost For Ever: Shubha Mudgal

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Shubha Mudgal talks about folk music and its revival.

A Large Part Of The Folk Repertoire May Be Lost For Ever: Shubha Mudgal
A Large Part Of The Folk Repertoire May Be Lost For Ever: Shubha Mudgal
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2019-01-25T14:36:45+05:30

Intangible, fluid and a lived experience of communities, folk music is a heritage that has had to fit in the compelling, reductive moulds of the mainstream music industry and governmental  networks. In conversation with Arshia Dhar, renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Shubha Mudgal explores the perceptions around this complex aural territory and their implications. Excerpts:

In music, we’ve been seeing something of a folk revival of late. But, in a subcontinent blessed with such aural richness, how did we come to a stage where we would need a revival at all?

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