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The S. M. Tagore Centre for Documentation and Research of Languishing & Obsolescent Musical Instruments [SMTC-DRLOMI] is working on elaborate documentation of the languishing and obsolescent instruments of India, Asian Countries and the rest of the world. The area of instrument encompasses the languishing and obsolescent instruments from all genres be it from the Art Music, Religious Music, Folk Music, Tribal Music or any other music form. This also includes the traditional musical toys. The center is also working on remaking the musical instruments those are no more existent today but on which textual, sculptural or pictorial references are still available.


SMTC-DRLOMI is working on setting up the display of information through three different modes. The collected musical instruments will be displayed in a common and interactive museum formats. The ‘Interactive Museum’ will display the instruments those are still in playable conditions. The musician-visitors may try these instruments and play small concerts in the gallery. 


All the musical instruments will be on display on the Internet as ‘Virtual Museum’.


The collection of this museum is growing with the contributions from the scholars from different parts of the world. SMTC-DRLOMI will open the Virtual Museum for public immediately after the collection reaches a specific number.


Kolkata,  05 September 2010

Call for Articles

Vaditra, a Peer Reviewed Journal, has announced its call for articles. Any research paper relating to obsolescent musical instruments belonging to any part of the globe and its association with society and life is welcome. Please visit the Journal page for detailed announcement.

Kolkata, March 12 2010

RCUARS is ready

Gary02.jpgGary Pro yesterday confirmed from Seattle [USA] that RCUARS [Research Content Upload, Archiving and Retrieval System] is ready for use. Immediately on receiving the news the centre started working on uploading, moderating and publishing research data. It is decided that   RCUARS will work behind the screen till it receives some amount of uploaded research contents. The centre will open the RCUARS to public immediately after the collected amount of data reaches a point. It is hoped that this will not take long.


VADITRA going to be Peer Reviewed

The Vaditra will start coming out Peer Reviewed from its Winter 2010 issue.

Vaditra will have a distinguished Referee Panel. The panel will have scholars like Professor Charles Capwell [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA], Professor Meki Nzewi [University of Pretoria, South Africa], Dr. S.A.K. Durga [Madras University, India],  Dr. Michael Nixon [University of Cape Town, South Africa], Professor Prakash Mahadik, [IKS University, Khairagarh, India] and Professor Lipika Dasgupta [Banaras Hindu University, India].

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Kolkata 03 February, 2010

SMTC-DRLOMI’s International Colloquium: A brief Report

Arpita Chatterjee


L to R: Philip V. Bohlman, Lars-Christian Koch, Adrina McNeil

[Photo: Tapas Pal]

On February 1, 2010, an International Colloquium entitled ‘Obsolescent Musical Instruments: Some Perspectives’, was organized by the S. M. Tagore Centre of Documentation and Research of Languishing and Obsolescent Musical Instruments(SMTC-DRLOMI), Rabindra Bharati University (R.B.U.).  ………Click to read the whole report






Nakul Yadav playing Bans [Khairagrh, Chhattisgarh, India]


Musicians.jpgEktara in the hand of a Baul at Lalan Mela, Kadamkhali, Nadia, West Bengal, India.

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S. M. Tagore Centre for Documentation and Research

of Languishing & Obsolescent Musical Instruments [SMTC-DRLOMI],

Rabindra Bharati University,

56A, B.T. Road, Kolkata 700050 [India]

Email: info@smtagorecentre.com


Last updated: September 05,, 2010