Illiterate, is he unskilled too? A promising street singer
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Illiterate, is he unskilled too? A promising street singer

Then, we met Salim, a young boy, cheery-eyed, spontaneous, bright and with an amazing voice. About four years ago, his mother broke her leg and had to go under the knife. They had to arrange for more than twenty five thousand rupees. He dropped out of school to help his family. He can paint, make patterns in radium stickers but when you hear him sing, you are spellbound. He learnt it from his elder brother who used to go with the band of Qawwals. When we asked him how did he learn to sing so well? Salim said, “Mir hoon to aayega na”. Continue reading

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World Indigenous Network Conference 2013, Darwin, Australia
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World Indigenous Network Conference 2013, Darwin, Australia

More than 1200 activists, professionals, community representatives, elders, herders, academics and students from 55 countries got together in Darwin, part of Larrakia Country, to exchange, explore and embed their concern about the cultural erosion of knowledge of elders and about how to tap the curiosity of young people to preserve and persist with what should … Continue reading