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Samvaad launches its music performers on Day 3

Jamshedpur, November 17, 2018

The third day of 5th edition of Samvaad witnessed the launch of ‘Rhythms of the Earth’, a music extravaganza which is perhaps the first-ever music collaboration between tribal musicians and present day maestros.

A total of 64 performers from 5 states of India and 13 tribes played various tribal instruments alongside tabla maestro, Mr Bickram Ghosh and sitar maestro, Mr Purbayan Chatterjee. The instruments included nagada, banam, flute, tuila, mandar, among others.

The morning session was devoted to Land and Forest where various groups shared stories of their collective effort towards restoring forest lands and putting them to productive purpose.

The evening function at the Gopal Maidan saw the presence of Mr. T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel, Mr. Koushik Chatterjee, Executive Director and CFO Tata Steel, Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President Corporate Services, Mr Avneesh Gupta, Vice President, Shared Services, Mr Suresh Dutt Tripathy, Vice President, HRM and others.

Winners of Samvaad Fellowship, Samvaad Paper presentation and Samvaad Film Competition were also recognized at the function.

Lepcha Dance was performed by the Lepcha community from Sikkim,

During the morning sessions at the Tribal Centre (TCC) , representatives from Maasai tribe of Kenya, David, Joseph and Daniel elaborated on their tribes very strong cultural connections. “We are never in hurry to adopt western culture. Our culture is our strength and not liability. As we focus on conservation of culture and preservation of nature, the Maasai tribes live 20 years more as compared to others. We do follow traditional wisdom and knowledge and follow a culture of respect and courtesy.”

The day’s deliberations at TCC centered around ‘Land and Forest Rights for Tribal Communities’ during which sessions were held on Learning from Incredible Tales of Collective Struggle, Sacrifice and Success among tribal communities, stories and experiences from participants on land and forest rights, ostering a shared perspective on Coming Together for Social Change’.

Day 4 Highlights:

  • Handicraft Workshop
  • Tribal Healers’ Workshop
  • Back to Basics (Cooking Class)
  • Tribal Art & Craft
  • Tribal Medicinal Haat

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