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There several folk singers in Uttarakhand who have never got a big platform and but have kept the folk songs alive. Like Kaborti Devi, there are many siners who are not popluly known.

We will update you about various such folk singers who are leading unknown life.

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Know About Lal Singh.

Lal is also one of Folk Singer of Uttarakhand. One of the few artistes of this unique and fascinating instrument which is somewhere between a flute and a bagpipe, Lal Singh at the age of eighty plus still enthralls with

LAL SINGH
Village: Kanari Chhinna
Main Road Shop
District: Almora
Uttaranchal
India

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PRATAP SINGH RAWAL

AIR artiste, Pratap Singh is over 80 years old and lives in a remote village called Khakri, close to Almora. He is best known for his 'Bair' singing.
He used to get invitations to different villages for 'Bair' competitions and had his own party of musicians but now with the constraints of old age he has delegated the responsibilities to his pupils- Govind



PRATAP SINGH RAWAL
Village: Khakhri
Khakhri Bend
District: Almora
Uttaranchal
India


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ANANDI DEVI & SANTRAM
Village: Dhoul Chinna
District: Almora
Uttaranchal
India


 AIR artistes in their own right, Anandi Devi & Santram are living a life of penury these days. Though Sant Ram is blind in both eyes and his wife Anandi in one, it does not deter them from moving from place to place just to earn their daily bread. Though gifted with beautiful voices, both of them are forced to live in a small room on the roadside in Dhoul chinna village and sing for a few rupees as tips from passengers getting on 

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KNOW ABOUT : HARDA 'SURDAS'

Blind since birth, Harda has added Surdas to his name. His disability in no way lessens his energy. He walks to many nearby villages to sing on invitation.
His singing has something unique about it. Effortless as it seems- it reverberates with emotion

HARDA 'SURDAS'
Village: Kota Lagholi
Post: Suakhan
District Almora

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Ram Chandra Bhatt

A Bair expert, Ram Chandra Bhatt is one of the few artistes who still sings the authentic forms of folk - unchanged by the influence of film & pop music. He sings with his party of musicians,


RAM CHANDRA BHATT & PARTY
Village Jagehwar
District: Almora
Uttaranchal
India

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RADHA

A Young girl from a village called Bindu Khatta close to Haldwani. She is part of group that is working towards keeping folk music alive. They organize music sessions in the village and the town of Haldwani on


"C/o Pankaj Upreti /Anand Vallab Upreti, Chief Correspondent"
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District: Haldwani, Uttaranchal,India

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MANGAL SINGH


A resident of the village Bindu Khatta close to Haldwani, he is part of group that is working towards keeping folk music alive. They organize music sessions in the village and the town of Haldwani on a


MANGAL SINGH
"C/o Pankaj Upreti /Anand Vallab Upreti, Chief Correspondent"
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District: Haldwani, Uttaranchal,India

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JHUSIA DAMAI


An institution by himself - Jhusia Damai is 86 years old and has been singing for at least the last eight decades.
He lives in the village Dunga Toli very close to the Nepal border and has incorporated elements of Nepali and Kumaoni music in his style of singing which is unique.
He sings tales of warriors of the region and is possibly carrying with him one of the biggest records of oral history.
Though Jhusia Damai has been the subject of research and documentation by several musicologists and has performed far and wide, there is very little chance of his own legacy surviving with the same vigour that he brings to it.
Not only does he sing with a booming voice - he dances along with it. A feat that may be impossible for much younger artistes. He wears an elaborate costume while dancing which includes a skirt and a kind of belt made of the tail of a cow tied with bells.
He used to be accompanied by his two wives - but now one of his wife's role has been taken by his dauther in-law.

JHUSIA DAMAI
Village: Dunga toli
District: Pithoragarh
Uttaranchal
India


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UMED RAM

Umed ram is a well known artist in the villages around Pithoragarh and is frequently invited in other villages

UMED RAM
Village: Kotli
Post: Bhadkatiya
District: Pithoragarh
Uttaranchal
India