Fire Flies Ashram, Bangalore/India
The â€œConfluenceâ€ invites you to a 3-day event on storytelling, where storytellers from various tribal communities of India will be sharing some of their disappearing myths, legends and stories with a view to build a collective that supports the need for their preservation.
It consists of various activities, workshops, individuals and organisations to help enrich the understanding of tribal storytelling, vis-Ã -vis their cultural, spiritual and scientific linkages and importance, apart from the idea of keeping this ancient tradition alive.
â€œAcoustic Traditional is an independent non-profit organisation, led by young tribal people,Â working towards the promotion of oral storytelling and tribal folklore, especially of mountain and forest communities. It aims to encourage the preservation of the various myths, legends and stories that have been an integral part of a tribal group, vis-a-vis their cultural, environmental, spiritual and scientific heritage and also to creatively engage mainstream communities, through storytelling, in view of building a collective that supports the need for such preservation.â€
for more information:Â http://www.acoustictraditional.org/festival.htm
Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)