Project: Indian Folk Music Academy Pamphlet and Invitation For Participation

The Academy in South African press

Indian Folk Music Academy –

The Academy is distinguished for Ramayana Chanting throughout Mauritius and abroad. They have been on performance trips to the UK and South Africa.






Indian Folk Music Academy Project

Invitation to Participate

About Us

Indian Folk Music Academy is a pioneer in Mauritius dedicated towards safeguarding the folk cultural heritage from India through education and training of people of all age groups, particularly the youth.

The Academy seeks to enrich the current as well as the future generation about the rich heritage of folk music, customs and traditions brought along by our ancestors from India.

For achieving its objective of carrying out research in Indian folk music and dance, training the youth, promoting the traditions bequeathed from our elders, the Academy is constructing its Headquarters with a wide range of facilities.

Contact Us

Phone: + 230 241 8053

Mobile: +230 5 782 8808




  • Address: 117, Caroline Road, Chitrakoot, Vallee des Pretres, Port ouis , Mauritius


  4indian folk music AcademyCaroline Road, Chitrakoot, Vallée des Prêtres, Port Louis, Mauritius

Use of the Building for Durga Puja 2014Mr. D Ramdharry of Bournemouth in conversation with Acharya
indian folk music Academy
Project Structure



Academy Mission Statement

Promote Indian folk music and dance by carrying out research work, training youths and organizing exchange programmes in the diaspora.


Contribute £ 500 and get life membership of the Academy allowing to get free accommodation in guest rooms on your visit to Mauritius

Contribute £ 1000 and get life membership of Academy, get free accommodation in guest rooms on your visit to Mauritius, and your name engraved in the main donor list which will be fixed in the basement waiting area.


Contact Ajay ABBANA, President of the Indian Folk Music Academy

Telephone: +230 2418053

Mobile: + 230 5 782 8808




  1. Giving performances and musical Ramayana chanting throughout Mauritius during the past 10 years
  2. Touring UK in 2005 and 2013 with some 15 artists
  3. Touring Durban, South Africa in 2008
  4. Winning national level Ramayan chanting competition on two occasions
  5. Producing 2 audio CDs the Shree Ram Ras on verses of the holy Ramayana sung musically
  6. Running folk music classes for children for the past four years
  7. Purchase of a plot of land of 60 perches at Chitrakoot
  8. Embarking on the construction of its headquarters for better promoting Indian folk music and dance
    3Construction of Basement Level of the buildingCONSTRUCTION OF ACADEMY HEADQUARTERS AND FACILITIES COMING UPThe structure which is under construction consists of a basement, a mezzanine, and first floor.

The building will offer an integrated service to the community as follow:


  1. Office and administrative section
  2. Reception and waiting area
  3. Exhibition of old and new musical instruments , pictures showing programmes organized by our ancestors
  4. Toilets/ bathrooms
  5. Store room
  6. Kitchen
  7. Large catering area



  1. Committee room
  2. Lecture theatre
  3. Yoga Centre/ Fitness Centre
  4. Ayurvedic medicine distribution centre/ ayurvedic massage center
  5. Recording studio
  6. Guest rooms with attached facilities



Social Hall with capacity of 400 seats



The Guest rooms will offer possibilities for residential training programmes for youths.


Also it will provide accommodation for guests from the diaspora visiting Mauritius.


Mauritian families will benefit from retreats topped up with music and dance, entertainment and leisure, delicious Indian recipes, Ayurvedic medicine and massage, and a green and luxurious environment at the foot of the Mountain Range.

HOW FIRST FLOORSocial Hall with capacity of 400 seats   


Source: Ajay ABBANA