Banglanatak Dot Com

banglanatak dot com, a 20 years old Social Enterprise in India, specializes in Culture and Development, at WOMEX since 2011.

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banglanatak dot com is a social enterprise that works with a mission to foster inclusive and sustainable development using culture-based approaches. We enjoy National/ global partnership with UNESCO, UNWTO and also accredited with UN ECOSOC and Int'l Advisory status to ICH Committee at UNESCO Paris. We have a 100-member full time team and more than 20 years (over 1200 person-years) of hands-on experience working on empowering traditional artists to safeguard their cultural heritage and get them directly linked to the market. We have worked with 50000 artists in Bengal and Rajasthan which includes 8000 musicians. We have a vertical called MusiCal which is led by senior practicing musicians. Our focus is folk music and we promote and participate in musical cultural exchanges. In the last 12 years, we have hosted over 500 international musicians in India. We organize our own world peace music festival called Sur Jahan (previously known as Sufi Sutra) every year. 2020 marked the 10th year of the festival celebration! We also participate in international conferences like Dutch Delta Sound, Without Border, Colours of Ostrava, WOMEX etc. and have partnerships with various European music organizations, musicians, music critics, journalists, music magazines, radio stations and festivals. We have even facilitated participation of 400 folk artists at different international fairs and festivals. Our musical compilations, about 120 publications in numbers, include 70 CDs, 40 films and 10 books. We also have a strong digital presence. We have hosted over 200 Facebook Lives on folk music and also reached out to audiences through internet radio www.bongonet.net. Our entire knowledge repository is available at our websites and apps - www.banglanatak.com, www.bncmusical.co.in, www.rajasthansafar.com, Folks of Bengal app and Safar Tunes app. Anyone interested to immerse into the folk music of Rajasthan and Bengal may find these very useful, which also has artists' contact details - which may also be of interest to festival organizer/ event manager/ music researcher(s).

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Records

participating in

  • WOMEX, Digital Edition, feat. Budapest Ritmo
  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2011

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Folk artists of Rajasthan

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Folk artists of Bengal

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