Photo courtesy of Souvid DattaPhoto courtesy of Souvid Datta

Tuning 2 You Premiere | West Bengal & Rajasthan

On April 13th, Tuning 2 You: Lost Musicians of India will premiere on Channel 4! This six-part series, exploring and celebrating modern India’s rich folk music heritage, is a collaborative project between Soumik Datta Arts, Bagri Foundation, Rumi Foundation and Weavers Studio. Brothers Sarod virtuoso, Soumik Datta and award-winning photo journalist Souvid Datta embark on a vivid and panoramic journey through a raw, undiluted India, spanning 6 states.


The first two episodes journey to West Bengal and Rajasthan and will be aired on 13 April at 1:05am as part of Channel 4’s Indian Film Season, however you’ll be able to watch the series on 4 Catch Up or on the 4OD app for up to 30 days after the release. You can catch the episodes on this link here:


In episode one, Soumik and Souvid track down the travelling minstrels known as Bauls, driven by deep faith and extraordinary spiritual resilience. The episode features music from Tarak Das Baul. See a teaser here: Bauls of Bengal 


In episode two, in Ajmer, Rajasthan, Soumik meets a Qawwali group who invite him to play inside the spectacular Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the shrine to the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. He also crashes a wedding, jams with tribal drummers and discovers a group of women singers who have never left their village but want to travel and take their songs to the cities. See a teaser here: Drums & Dunes of Rajasthan


We’re delighted to support Tuning 2 You to showcase India’s forgotten musicians and rare musical collaborations. See a trailer of the series below: