Tuning 2 You: Lost Musicians of India

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    Episode 1

    The series starts in West Bengal, where Soumik and Souvid Datta track down the travelling minstrels known as Bauls, who are driven by deep faith and extraordinary spiritual resilience

    This episode is subtitled29 mins
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    Episode 2

    In Rajasthan, Souvid and Soumik Datta visit a qawwali group at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah (the shrine to the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti), jam with drummers and meet some ambitious female singers

    This episode is subtitled29 mins
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    Episode 3

    Nagaland. In the mountains of north-east India, Soumik encounters the Naga tribes. They teach him about their mysterious customs, including their chicken dances and head-hunting traditions.

    This episode is subtitled30 mins
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    Episode 4

    In the former Portuguese colony of Goa, Soumik meets a young fado singer and a wise old violinist. He also explores pre-colonial ghumat arti music and the unique Portuguese/Goan fusion called mando.

    This episode is subtitled29 mins
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    Episode 5

    In tropical Karnataka, Soumik meets some of the state's famous dancers. Their performances are impressive, but they also explain how India's archaic caste system has a negative impact on their lives.

    This episode is subtitled29 mins
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    Episode 6

    In the ancient city of Varanasi, Soumik explores an area that has produced five generations of Indian classical masters. He also meets female devotional singers and a talented young drummer.

    This episode is subtitled29 mins
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