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Featured: Shabnam VirmaniLanguage: English

"Jhini Jhini Jhini", Kabir concert of Shabnam Virmani

Adishakti Theatre started the season last night with popular Kabir music with concert “Jhini Jhini Jhini” performed by Shabnam Virmani. Space was merely big enough for all Kabir lovers who showed up. Well known, and respected Shabnam Virmani performed some of the Kabir songs, of different authors, and at the end offered also a Baul song to the excited audience.

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 travelling 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. Among the tangible outcomes of these journeys were these 4 musical documentary films, 10 music Cds and 6 books of the poetry in translation, all of which will be available for dissemination during the festival.

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. She continues to journey to new areas such as Kutch, Gujarat and draw inspiration not only from Kabir, but also other mystic poets of the sub-continent and the oral folk traditions that carry them to us. Her earlier work consisted of several video and radio programs created in close partnership with grassroots women’s groups in India. She will be available for discussions after each screening.

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