The Shiva Gajan festival Part I includes the Chhau, masked dance of the ancient warrior, performed by the Royal Chhau Academy Dancers, Balarampur, West Bengal, in 2000. Lead musicians include: Devida Sutradhar (Vocals and dhamsa drum), Sristida Sahis (Dhol), Ghaltuda Kalindi (shahnai). Dr Biswas was head of the Royal Chhau Academy at the time. A Rarh film. Camera and.editing by Teresa Franco Suarez. Produced and narrated by Jyoshna La Trobe.I am remembering dear friends in Rarh at this time, when the Shiva Gajan is going on in many villages. These were amazing times in 1996 and 2000, when my research was very new to me and I was completely immersed in it. Rarh is such a vibrant place, so rich in music culture. I felt like I had just been dropped into a musical goldmine when I was there. You can experience something of that time though this video documentary.