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  • Citizens of Earth – Bahar Dutt (CNN IBN)
    Indian Diaries – my travels on a eunuch (Mark Shand)
    Tropic of Cancer – (Simon Reeve) www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rz75f
    THE SIDI MALUNGA PROJECT: Rejuvenating the African Musical Bow in India
This 42-minute documentary chronicles a one-week malunga training camp held at Desert Coursers Nature Resort in Zainabad, Gujarat in February 2003. Prior research by the Jairazbhoys had revealed that fewer than ten Sidis (African Indians) could still play the instrument, all of them elderly.

The purpose of the camp was to bring together some of these elders to teach the basic techniques of malunga construction and performance to 16 Sidi youths, selected from different parts of Gujarat.
Scenes Include:
  • Assembling 16 malunga bows especially made for the camp
  • Group instruction in playing techniques along with singing and dancing
  • Worship at a Sufi shrine in natural context
  • Spontaneous comic disco dancing
  • Brief excerpts from the final costumed Sidi performance
  • Interviews with the students
  • Concludes with a return to Gujarat one year later to evaluate the impact of the camp on the participants