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Oct 6 2016

Eight Moons Journey : Book Launch and Storytelling sessions

Join us in a journey as intriguing as the tale itself. We cordially invite you to a unique event of Story-Telling and book launch.

Event schedule:
8th Oct (sat) –
4PM – Book exhibition
5PM – Story-telling session with Koitso Salil Mukhia

9th Oct (sun) –
10AM-8PM – Book exhibition
5PM-8PM – Story-telling session by Koitso Salil Mukhia and Shweta Singh
Musical session with Hari Choudhary & Koitso Salil Mukhia
Book launch with Mohit Batra of Rajat Book Corner.

STORY-TELLERS
*Koitso Salil Mukhia*, who is from the Kiranti indigenous community of the Eastern Himalayas and from the Koinch, Bung Naa group – one of the smaller linguistic tribes. He is on the Eight Moon Journey collecting Eight Moon stories and Bamboo Visions an enchanting storytelling series which brings together a very rare collection of original stories by Koitso.

*Shweta Singh*, who is a story-teller and runs a children story-telling organisation BookNook.

The book is handmade in Jaipur. More information will be posted soon.

The Eight Moon Journey is both a story and a project. Join us in a journey as intriguing as the tale itself. And we cordially invite you to the preliminary story session series being organized to support the project.

The Story-Teling Sessions by Koitso Salil Mukhia-
The Eight Moon Stories and Bamboo Visions is an enchanting storytelling series which brings together a very rare collection of original stories by Koitso, delicately woven into a traditional tale from his tribe –a tale of a hunter’s journey to gather stories from around the four corners of the world to heal a wounded river. Rooted in the Kiranti shamanism of the Eastern Himalayas, the sessions reveal an elusive world of enchantment where symbols, sounds, mountain music and teachings from the ancestor skies come together in the storytellers’ distinctive drunken narratives and shamanic rituals.

Based on a 100-tales series written by Koitso specifically for The Eight Moons Project literally based on a traditional tale, commencing later this December 2016, the sessions not only provide a beautiful way to time-travel the forbidden Himalayas but also share the opportunity to support one uniquely diverse attempt to bring tribal oral traditions in the urban context and advocate for their conservation.

There are no registrations. IT IS BASED ON YOUR VOLUNATRY SUPORT. We will be keeping a contribution box at the session venue. Additionally, beautifully hand crafted books will be on display which you can additionally purchase to support the event.

ABOUT KOITSO SALIL MUKHIA
Koitso Salil Mukhia is from the Kiranti indigenous community of the Eastern Himalayas and from the Koinch, Bung Naa group – one of the smaller linguistic tribes. An initiate into native shamanism as a young child of 6 and working to document the sacred traditions of tribal cultures and retell vanishing stories, his effort over the last 15 years, both as a storyteller and traditional healer brings the lesser known traditions of tribal India before the mainstream. Founder of Acoustic Traditional and Festival of Indigenous Storytellers, he continues to keep alive his traditional practices and weave in his knowledge of stories, sounds and healing, making them accessible in the hope of bringing forward the relevance of tribal oral traditions.

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