The ongoing exhibition titled Cadence And Counterpoint: Documenting Santal Musical Tradition at the National Museum will hold a curator led walk around the exhibition conducted by Mushtak Khan on May 3.
The 32-day-long event brings into focus aspects of the intangible and tangible heritage of the Santal community, especially their musical traditions. It has been jointly curated by Ruchira Ghose, Mushtak Khan, Krittika Narula, Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer and Johannes Beltz.
Significantly, it is the first time the NM is holding an exhibition that can be interpreted by the visually-impaired as well. A major feature of the exhibition is three objects related to the Santal musical tradition like — Banam, Tamak and Jadupatua. An important part of the exhibition is the documentation of Santal traditions.