Introducing Shabnam Virmani…

7 Dec

Shabnam Virmani is a filmmaker and artist in residence at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. 7 years ago she started traveling with folk singers in Malwa, Rajasthan and Pakistan in a quest for the spiritual and socio-political resonances of the 15th century mystic poet Kabir in our contemporary worlds. She is the founder and Director of the Kabir Project,Bangalore. Inspired by the inclusive spirit of folk music, she has begun to play the tambura and sing folk songs of Kabir herself. Currently she is working on co-creating a web-museum of Kabir poetry & music with folk singer communities in India and developing ideas for taking mystic poetry and folk music to school classrooms.

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2 Responses to “Introducing Shabnam Virmani…”

  1. Pratishtha December 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    This is amazing! Will surely keep following up on this.

    • kabirfestivalmumbai December 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

      Thank you Pratishtha. We will have a detailed schedule out by this week end. Stay tuned!

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