with Abhinav Agrawal
Abhinav Agrawal, 27, an ethnomusicologist, musician and social entrepreneur is also the Founder Director of the Non-Profit Organisation, Anahad Foundation. Abhinav worked towards creating and reviving the diminishing folk music industry in India by creating self-reliant models that generate livelihoods, pride and dignity for stakeholders connected to this art form.
He is generating a demand and value for cultural folk music through building respect, recognition, identity and self-confidence of folk musicians, and in parallel creating a self-sustainable economic environment where an artist can distribute their productions directly to the public without an intermediary. In doing so, Abhinav is helping create a Folk Music industry that is a sustainable art form and an industry that is musician led.
This was one of my favourite episodes of season 2 and was extremely fortunate to get to speak with Abhinav and hear his story and all the work that has gone into giving folk artists a voice through the Anahad Foundation.
This is Part 2 of the episode, we continue our conversation and discuss the Anahad Foundation, the Fellowship program, Equals Sessions and projects in the pipeline.
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