Amabel Susngi, singer and music teacher, has been awarded the prestigious Samvaad Fellowship by the Tata Steel Foundation.
Amabel won the award for her cultural conservation project “Documentation, musical notations and dissemination of Khasi tribal lullabies for parents and families in Khasi and English”.
A master holder in music from the Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU), Amabel is currently pursuing her PhD from the same university.
The Samvaad Fellowship provides critical gap funding and also facilitates platforms at national and international levels in support of the fellows.
Samvaad 2021 brought together 187 outstanding tribal artists, home chefs, healers, culture crusaders and leaders in person in Jamshedpur, along with more than 4,000 women, men and children from communities of 87 tribes across 25 states and five union territories in India who logged in the dialogues remotely, in a bridgital format.