India is a land of varied culture. Unity in diversity is one of the most prominent features of India. Among the diversified population, a significant portion comprises of tribal’s. The tribal culture of India and their traditions pervade all aspects of Indian culture and civilization. The endeavor of the festival is to introduce the rich world of performing arts and learn from them to survive in a world devoid of technology. They live in bare necessities without any feeling of deprivation. It is a life of harmony with self and nature.
National School of Drama for the first time is organizing an unusual event Adi Rangam, a festival of Tribal theatre, music, dance and crafts of India (Maharashtra) from today 19 till 21March 2014 in the lawns of Ravindra Natya Mandir. The tribals have a rich repertory of folk song, dances, oral recital’s, hymns related to their occupations, rites and rituals that have evolved over the ages and passed on with oral tradition. The festival reflects their culture and life style, costume and passions. The exhibition showcases the tribal heritage of musical instruments, ornaments, costumes, paintings and household from different regions of the country.
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