No ego, just love… A reckless rockstar turns over a new leaf with Buddhism

Hello, everybody, this is Shuchita. Today we’ll start with our first episode of the series French Tales. And with us today we have Mr. Sylvian Gambini, a professional musician who has been practicing Buddhism for the past 20 years in France. He has also adopted vegetarianism as a way of life, and follows the principles of Buddhism with the core of his heart. Today, we will interact with him and know what sparked his interest in Buddhism. And what led him to be such a great follower of the sect, which is very rarely found in France. He was the first Buddhist I met in France. And I have also been inspired by him. So let’s talk about him and come to know his journey.

Folktrails Ep #4: Tale of a Band bringing soulful music from the forests of Bastar

The tribes have preserved their music for thousands of years and the music is still pure and unchanged. They discovered this music from their encounters in the jungle. Bastar Band’s journey started with documentation of the varied music found in the area. The founder of the band Anoop traveled across the Bastar region to explore the music and collected a number of songs and indigenous instruments. He then formed a team of tribal people from across the region.

FolkTrails Episode #2: Feel the soulful music of Gond tribe of Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is home to many tribal communities and here in the deep forests of the state, age old music is still alive and being practised by a large population. We are bringing to you the soulful music of Gond community that was presented by the tribal artists of Dindori. The songs were recorded at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum.