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Banams are the lutes and the fiddles of the Santal people. They are made from locally available material–wood, vegetables and animal hide. The most common banams still made and played by Santals are the Dhodro Banam, the Reta Banam and the Phentor Banam. At the end of the day, Santals return to music to become whole again. They bring out their instruments into the courtyard and music, lyrics and song turn into stars in the night sky. This documentary created by Adivaani is a tribute to Santal artists, who have kept their culture alive through generations.
Location : Birbhum, West Bengal
Duration : 13m 22s
Language : Santali
Instruments used : Banam
Source : Adivaani
Copyright : Adivaani
Subject : Tribal Instrument, Banam, Santal
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