A young dancer from the city, Rabi Ratan Sahu, has found a unique way to promote folk musical instruments of the state. He has conceptualised the ‘Music Tree,’ which is an artificial tree that has huge branches with no leaves. Sahu has skillfully placed around 40 rare musical instruments on the tree. The unconventional installation has been exhibited at the state culture department near Kalpana Square.
The collection includes some extremely unique string instruments like the dhuduki, dhunkel, kendara and brahma beena. A few wind instruments like the mahuri, todi and singha and metallic instruments like the ghanti, kubuji, manjeera and jhanz have been placed on the various branches of the tree.
Photo courtesy: Amrita Sabat