World renowned Indian musicians set to make one night only performance
Indian folk culture will be highlighted here next week with a one night only performance of the Rajasthani Folk Singers.
The event, which will take place on February 21, will be hosted by newly appointed Ambassador of India to the Republic of Suriname, Mahender Singh Kanyal, in collaboration with the SVG Indian Heritage Foundation.
The folk singers are expected to arrive on the day of the event and leave the following day for their next performance.
This group comprises Gazi Khan Manganiyar & Party, a six member folk musician group from Rajasthan. The Maganiyar is a household name of world renowned musicians from the Western part of India. The group hails from the desert region of state of Rajasthan.
The tribe known as Manganiyar have been singing traditional folk music of Rajasthan for several centuries. The music has been passed down from one generation to another over these centuries. The group features a number of traditional instruments including the Kamaycha – a 17-string bowed instrument made of mango wood, the Khartaal – a type of castanet made of teak wood with it’s name derived from “Khar”, meaning hand, and “Taal”, meaning rhythm. Additionally, peformances will be rendered on other instruments such as the Dholak and Harmonium.
This group is internationally renowned and has received several awards including the Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Aacdemy Award and the Tulsi Samman Award of the Madhya Pradesh Government. Additionally, the group has sung in several Bollywood movies including Hitchki, Baisaa, Parched, Une Une to name a few. They also performed on All India Radio and Doordarshan. Gazi Khan Maganiyir & Party has performed at concerts all over the world including the United States of America, France, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, parts of Africa, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Europe.
The event takes place on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 pm at the Russell’s Auditorium in Stoney Ground. Admission to this event is free and is suitable for the entire family.