25/09/2009

Himalayan crowned male mask. The Music Museum of Nepal. Ethnoflorence coming soon and past edited pages.

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

dyn010_original_680_510_pjpeg_2592525_68066b130ce88ec77abcd978d4a292e6.jpg

2008 - 2016

**************************

PARIS

PARCOURS DES MONDES

2009

dyn010_original_680_510_pjpeg_2592525_d3e7cd38f77c0c497e188a09fe960bd3.jpg

THOMAS MURRAY

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/collection-thomas-mur...

MASKS OF THE WORLD

***********

PHOTO

SANZA ARTS PREMIERS

BRUXELLES

http://sanza.skynetblogs.be/

dyn001_original_680_534_pjpeg_2592525_656d998ef3c0b739ec8347bc4821b057.jpg

dyn010_original_680_468_pjpeg_2592525_e39846ad4d0f57819f9dabc0da5b1642.jpg

dyn010_original_680_510_pjpeg_2592525_3eda974304666d212959d68110906003.jpg

dyn010_original_680_523_pjpeg_2592525_0ac2676f383558433510fd176164fdfe.jpg

***************************************

SEE ALL THE PAGES OF THOMAS MURRAY ON THE ETHNOFLORENCE ARCHIVE

CLICK THE LINK BELOW

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/collection-thomas-mur...

******************

THE MUSIC MUSEUM OF NEPAL

ban1[1]

The Music Museum of Nepal was founded in the year 1995 with a view to collecting, preserving and glorifying Nepali folk musical instruments. There are more than 100 ethnic groups in Nepal, each with their own culture and traditions to mark every occasion from birth to death with music. Each group organizes various musical ceremonies and plays their own musical instruments in accordance with traditions and rituals. Many groups such as Gaine, Damai, Badi have adopted folk music as their way of life and play folk musical instruments professionally. Our study has found more than 525 kinds of musical instruments in Nepal. 

Folk musical instrument makers, musicians, singers and dancers have long had a lowly position in Nepalese society and their arts and skills have not been fully recognized, appreciated or properly rewarded. Consequently the people of Nepal have not generally developed a national pride in their folk music and successive Governments have not seen the importance in keeping alive the country’s intangible musical heritage. Many songs have undoubtedly already been irrevocably lost; many traditional folk musical instruments have disappeared. Nepalese culture is in a state of flux and the future of the extended family tradition is likewise unstable. Singers, musicians, dancers and instrument makers are consequently increasingly unable to pass on their arts and skilled crafts to their children and grand children.

 

From modest beginnings NFMIM has grown into a vibrant and dynamic institution where people with a common interest in Nepali folk music meet daily. It is a living museum.

 

The museums aims are the preservation and conservation of folk musical instruments and recording folk musicians, singers and dancers audio visually for posterity. These recordings are also used to promote interest in the museum’s work. Field research is ongoing and there is a regular weekly programme of concerts and meetings. The themes of these events are varied, always interesting and have concentrated on the music and/or folk songs of particular ethnic groups, have focused on a particular (often rare) instrument, have featured famous singers and musicians or have been dedicated to the memory of a beloved, past singer or musician.

 

Adults and children are encouraged, inspired and helped to learn playing techniques and in the future the museum hopes to be in a position to establish a research center, archive, library and school of folk music. It is envisaged that this school will provide accreditation and certification for the skills and achievements of musicians, singers, dancers and craftsmen. The museum wishes to promote and improve the status of these people in Nepal’s society and to inform all citizens about the musical heritage it stands to lose if remedial action is not taken before it is too late.

To this end in 2005 Ram Prasad Kadel published an illustrated catalogue of NFMIM’s collection in the Nepali Language ‘Nepali Lokbaajaa’ (Folk Musical Instruments of Nepal). It is hoped that the publication of his book in the English Language will serve to raise international awareness of Nepal’s contribution to world music and will encourage contact from music establishments and music lovers everywhere. The demise of Nepal’s unique musical heritage would not only be a National tragedy but would be a great loss for the wider Musical World.

See more on:

http://www.musicmuseumnepal.org/

 *************************************

SANTAL MASKED PUPPETS

Tharu tribal art

*****************************************

****************

ABOUT THE MUSICAL OF TH SANTAL 

SEE MORE STARTING FROM HERE:

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/6109784/14-dhodr...

santal banam art

***************************************

HIMALAYAN PRIMITIVE FIGURE

Carrying the God on his back,

Western Nepal.

detail

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/mask-himalaya-india-e...


(Nepal figure no. 5)

 

12604779_1210007685679522_7183239769748536904_o.jpg

SEARCH TRIBAL SCULPTURES FROM WESTERN NEPAL IN THE ETHNOFLORENCE ARCHIVE

CLICK THE LINK BELOW

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/tribal-sculptures-fro...

***********************************

UNUSUAL HIMALAYAN MALE CROWNED MASK

011 bis

Frontal view.

011 bis (2)

Interesting the balanced geometrical cut of the piece.


012 himalayan folk and tribal art

Cwown detail view.

013 nepal mask

Crown detail view.

014 nepal tribal art

 Frontal view detail.

015 nepalese mask

 Frontal view detail.

017 nepal art

Frontal view detail.

018 himalayan art

Side A view detail.

019 himalayan tribal art

Side A view detail.

020 nepal maske

Side  A view detail.

021 art tribal de l'himalaya

Side A view detail.

021 art tribal de l'himalaya - Copia

Side A geometrical cut.

022 nepal tribal art

 Side A view detail.

023 nepal masque

Side B view.

024 masque himalayen

 Side B view detail.

025 art tribal art brut

 Side B view detail.

026

 Side B view detail.

027

Back side view.

028

Back side view detail.

 029

Back side view.