Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan : Roots Travellers

2 CD - World Village 450014
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Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan
original title: Roots Travellers
collection: WORLD VILLAGE UK

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  • Having performed in over 600 hundred concerts in 40 countries worldwide over the last six years, the Dhoad Gypsies are the undisputed Cultural Ambassadors of Rajasthan. Four brothers, from an esteemed tribal caste, are at the centre of the group. Their heritage reaches back seven generations, through a rich and celebrated musical legacy. Dhoad is a collective of consummate musicians and vocalists, both young and old, wise and spirited.
    The Dhoad Gypsies' music is enjoyed the world over for its emotive and arousing style and its unparalleled rhythmic complexity and speed. Evoking a trance-like state for audience and performer alike, Dhoad embarks on a rapturous journey on stage, with love, peace and honour at the centre of their lyrical message. Passionate and haunting, with sweeping scales and vocals held with breathtaking stamina, together with the added spectacle of a traditional Rajasthani dancer and stunts by the group's resident fakir make Dhoad a truly unforgettable experience. Fronted by Artistic Director Rahis Bharti and tabla maestro, Amrat Hussain, Dhoad performs a diverse repertoire of traditional Rajasthani folk music and semi-classical North Indian compositions on tabla, harmonium, dholak and castanets.
    The new album "Roots Travellers" manages not only to capture the effervescent live spirit of the group, but across the ten tracks Dhoad bring centuries of tradition into the present. The troubadours of the Thar desert are now troubadours of the world.
  • Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan

    Rahis Bharti, artistic director, tabla, vocals
    Amrat Hussain, tabla
    Ustad Gulam Ali, vocals, harmonium
    Sanjay Khan, vocals, kartel
    Ustad Lyiqat Khan, sarangi
    Mohammed Bundu, vocals
    Arif Khan, castanets, kartels
    Imrat Devaka, vocals
    Babu Khan Kunkawali, vocals
    Ashok foga, dholak
    Ameer Khan, dholak
    Ustad Naseer Khan, harmonium
    Mohosin Khan, jews harp
    Teepu khan, tabla, vocal
    Sikander Langa, vocal
  • 2 CD - 0h 47mn 59s
    upc/ean. 794881959426
    ref. 450014
    release date. 2010-10-18