Musical notes prepared to preserve Madhya Pradesh tribal songs
BHOPAL: One of Madhya Pradesh’s identities includes
tribal residing here and their diverse and colourful art and culture. Apart from
implementing a number of welfare schemes and programme for uplifting tribals,
the state government is also undertaking a number of measures to preserve their
art and culture.
In the series, Tribal Research Institute (TRI) has
taken up novel task of preparing musical notes of tribal songs. So far, musical
notes of about 150 tunes have been prepared. They will be published in book
For preparing musical notes of tribal songs’ tunes, a
2-day workshop “Adi Rag” was held at TRI the other day. With the assistance of
tribal artistes, 5 musicians prepared tunes of traditional tribal songs of
Baigani, Mawasi, Gondi, Korku and Bhili tribal dialects.
The musicians including Durgesh Pandey, Deepti Gedam
Parmar, Dr Roopali Jain Pandey, Dr Ravi Pandole and Dr Ashwini Rangnekar
presented tribal songs to the traditional tunes prepared on these musical
notes. The songs rendered by classical singers were heard and declared correct
by tribal artistes. Publication of musical notes in a book form will preserve
and safeguard tribal songs’ tunes.
Officer TRI Laxminarayan Payodhi informed that compilation of book of musical
notes of tribal songs is an effective and meaningful effort for their
preservation. Tribal artistes including Mangla Jhabua, Prem Singh Uikey Mandla,
Sukhnandan Ahke and Chaitu Bai Rajbhopa cooperated in preparation of musical
notes of tribal songs.