Twenty generations of the Khan family have played the Bhapang or ‘talking drum’, but their music and poetry are in decline. The rapid urbanisation of their village has seen a decline in their music and poetry. Few remain who can transfer the songs of their ancestors to forthcoming generations. But they have found refuge for the culture on the Internet.
- Duration: 13:25 mins
- Director: Andrew Garton
- Completed: October 2018
- Tags: India, digital ethnography, ICT4D
- Download the book [PDF 2MB] – Right to Know – India’s internet Avant-garde. Published by the Digital Empowerment Foundation and the Australia India Institute.
- Purchase the Soundtrack – Music, field recordings and soundscapes