The Directorate of Art and Culture has been the organ and the agency of the Government of Goa in its pursuit of the preservation and promotion of the cultural ethos and artistic traditions of Goa. Initially conceived as a constituent of the Directorate of Education, Sports and Culture, it was subsequently disengaged from the Directorate of Education and reconstituted as a part of the Directorate of Sports and Cultural Affairs.
Music runs in the veins of the Goans and that rhythm is in their Forte. Music tradition of Goa developed in the holy and spiritual environment of the temples of Goa. The soil has fragrance of the music.