India has a rich diversity of music traditions among its tribal and nomadic communities. These traditions are intricately connected with their social practices and belief systems. As a Centre of Excellence recognized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the Adivasi Academy has undertaken to create a 'Digital Corpus of Tribal Music for Conservation and Dissemination'. The corpus includes :

Adivasi Music of Gujarat and Chhatisgarh, available as interactive CDs

Toor Music CDs containing the Adivasi music of Gujarat and bordering areas of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan

Pratisaad, a music DVD containing adivasi songs rendered by eminent artist Prachi Dublay with adivasi artists

Bhartiya Adim Sangeet, a DVD of adivasi songs rendered by adivasi artists from various areas of Gujarat

Similarly, the music of Adivasi communities from Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Assam is available in the Vaacha's archives

As part of the documentation, Bhasha Centre has brought out the following publications on Adivasi Music:

  • Rathwa Samajna Lagna Geeto: a three volume book set on Marriage Songs of Rathwa Community) by Nita Rathwa, Naran Rathwa and Vikesh Rathwa

  • Dakshin Gujaratna Adivasi Nrutya prepared by Vikram Chaudhari, Dhiru Patel, Kulin Patel and Manoj Chaudhari

  • Adim Talim Sangeet book containing the written score of tribal music is prepared by well known musicologist, Prachi Dublay with tribal community member, Naran Rathwa

  • Chaudhari Samaj na Geeto presenting Chaudhari songs in the original, with Gujarati translation along with a description of their context. The volume is prepared by Jayshree Chaudhari with the notations given by Manjaree Karve

  • The Adivasi Academy has experimented with documentation of original adivasi music as well as combining Indian classical and adivasi music traditions. This has helped to redraw the community to continue its traditions now being threatened by globalization, as well as popularizing adivasi music among the mainstream.