Just discovered a very interesting musician who is flaunting the upper-class traditions here related to classical “Carnatic” (South Indian) music. Although he comes from a powerful Brahmin family, he is democratic. He wants to bridge class barriers and bring classical music to everyone, and educate the wealthy and educated about folk music and traditions as well. This video is fascinating- he organizes dance/music festivals on the beach in a poverty-stricken fishing village in the city, where classes and castes mingle and enjoy a wealth of traditions. Give yourself a little time to watch this video- I found it exceptional! You will experience a wide variety of traditions and probably will be able to tell what is folk tradition and what is classical.
I hope this festival happens again early in 2018 and I get to witness it before I leave!
I can’t seem to get the link to start the video at its beginning- so when you open this link, just move the clicker back to the beginning of the video.