Historic melodies, mystic music and the romance of the river.
Shabnam Virmani Shabnam initiated The Kabir Project journeys in 2002 and has since been exploring the philosophy of Kabir and other mystics through a deep engagement with their oral folk traditions. Her inspiration and joy in this poetry and its wisdom has taken the shape of documentary films and a digital archive, singing and performing, translations and curations, urban festivals and rural yatras and more recently, infecting students with the challenge and wonder of mystic poetry. All this is part of her work at The Kabir Project in Srishti, Bangalore. She has also worked on gender issues through journalism, video and community radio.
Swagath is a singer, musician and apprentice at The Kabir Project, where he is studying and immersing himself in the poetry of the mystics. He is currently developing audio essays using fictional scripts and music to make the philosophy of the mystics accessible to contemporary audiences.
The fourth edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival, to be held between 16-18th November, will once more inspire an experience of intangible beauty and musical intensity. The idea behind Kabira is to feast one’s senses and spirit on the calm within the chaos of the world’s oldest city and feel that intangible “oneness amongst diversity” preached by Kabir, through the unrivalled power of music, literature and the arts.Play Video