Folk art forms carry with them important cultural values and practices like collective partnership, organic creativity, social harmony etc. In the context of a highly individualized and fragmented urban experience, a folk imagination for the city can revitalize its ennui. Indian Folk Band is taking folk arts to college students to open new vistas of creative expression beyond mass media and consumerist art practice. Students of BEL Degree College will learn folk theatre, music and dance and interpret them through a contemporary lens.
Indian folk band is a group of musicians, from various slum areas within Bangalore. Using particularly leather instruments, their intention is to challenge oppression through the language of folk music.