singers and artists
Ajah Maideen, Abdul Ghani, Sabumudeen Babha Sabeer
are Sufi singers from the Nagore Dargah usually perform at religious and
social ceremonies at their Sufi shrine in coastal Tamil Nadir. They recorded in the Laya project movies with “Ya Allah”.
Bindhu Malini & Vedanth Bharadwaj
are a singer from Tamil Nadu trained in Carnatic and Hindustani Classical Music. Kabir
inspires her for many songs.
Jaya Madhavan, Bindhu Malini and Archana Sundararajan
are writer, singer and dancer from Tamil Nadu presenting a theatre play from Jaya Madhavan’s
book “Kabir the weaver poet” with scapula songs, play and dance.
is a Gujarati writer and singer. He specializes in Bhajan, religious and Garba songs and other folk genres.
belongs to the Meghval community of Rajasthan in western India, and
represents a hypnotic folk style typical of the Meghvals, musicians not by profession but traditional
carriers of Kabir’s poetry through the oral traditions of all-night jagrans and satsangs.
is a folk singer from Kutch district of Gujarat in western India, and sings the poetry of Kabir
along with other poets such as Mira, Ravidas and also the Sufi Sindhi poet Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai.
Is from the semi-nomadic Mirasi Community which hails from the Thar Desert in Rajasthan.
Mukhtiyar represents the 26th generation of this humble community which has successfully kept alive the oral
tradition of Sufiana Qalam.
is a singer from West Bengal. After receiving her
initial music and dance training during her childhood, she studied visual arts at the Kala Bhavan at
Shantiniketan, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore.
Her meeting with the living tradition of Baul prompted her to choose the path of self-training in the Baul
order rather than an institutional degree.
is one of the most compelling folk voices of Kabir in India today who combines singing and
explanation of Kabir in the Malwi folk style from Madhya Pradesh. He has toured the US and in Feb 2008 was
felicitated with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. In 2011, he
was awarded India’s fourth highest civilian award, The Padna Shri.
is a filmmaker and artist from Bangalore. 7 years ago she started travelling with folk
singers in Malwa, Rajasthan and Pakistan in a quest for the spiritual and socio-political resonances of the
15th century mystic poet Kabir in our contemporary worlds. She is the founder and Director of the Kabir
Project, Bangalore. Inspired by the inclusive spirit of folk music, she has begun to play the tambura and
sing folk songs of Kabir herself.
Srivi Kalyan, Sandhiya Kalyan and Sandhiya
are a graphic designer from Tamil Nadu. Her work is inspired by the kabir
is a film maker from
is a photographer from Auroville
is a graphic designer