Welcome to the Amarrass store where you can find all our current releases (eight albums and counting!) featuring world-class music from India. In addition, we are the exclusive distributors for Cumbancha Records in India, representing artists such as Bombino, Vieux Farka Toure, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars and Rupa & the April Fishes. You can also order hand-crafted folk instruments such as the morchang, khartaal, sarangi and kamaicha. Happy shopping! NOTE: All digital download orders are fulfilled within 24 hours of your order. Any questions or concerns, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SALES SPECIALS - 5 CD PACK 

Live at 2011 Amarrass Desert Music Festival featuring Vieux Farka Toure, Lakha Khan, Madou Sidiki Diabate, Nihal Khan and the Barmer Boys, Madou Sidiki Diabate - Live in India, the "At Home" series with Sakar Khan and sons, Lakha Khan and Barmer Boys (debut album). Albums in stores now.

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SALES SPECIALS - 3 CD "At Home" PACK

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At home recordings with living legends Sakar Khan and Lakha Khan, and the next generation of folk - Barmer Boys

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SALES SPECIALS - 3 CD PACK 

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RELEASES

At Home: Sakar Khan (AMAR 006) CD | mp3

Single take recordings at home in Hamira, Rajasthan 
(released November 2012 in India, April 2013 US/Benelux)

Padma Shri Sakar Khan (1938-2013), from the village of Hamira in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district, was one of the great folk musicians of India. His instrument - the ‘kamancha’ (or kamaicha, kamaycha, kemancheh) - traces its roots back to the 8th century. A bowed lute with a goat skin sound box and three main gut strings with 14 sympathetic metal strings, it harks back to the lost bowed Raba'ab of Arabia, and perhaps further, in terms of both geography and time. Accompanying him on this album are his sons Ghewar, Firoze and Dara.

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At Home: Lakha Khan (AMAR 007) CD | mp3

Single take recordings at home in Raneri, Rajasthan 
(released December 2012 in India, April 2013 US/Benelux)

Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Lakha Khan, from the village of Raneri in Rajasthan’s Jjodhpur district is one of the foremost proponents of the sindhi sarangi, or Indian folk fiddle.

 
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At Home: Barmer Boys (AMAR 008) CD | mp3

Single take recordings at home in Ramsar, Rajasthan 
(released December 2012 in India, April 2013 US/Benelux)

Featured on Season 3 of Coke Studio on MTV India, Barmer Boys represent the next generation of folk from India. Folk with attitude. 21st Century folk. Barmer Boys are a trio led by the vocal powerhouse of Mangey Khan and percussive antics of Rais Khan (morchang, bhapang, khartal, beat-boxing). Barely in their 30’s, and yet seasoned performers, they carry forward the centuries-old musical tradition of the Manganiyars and are leading examples of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music. Their music is a harmonic blend of distinct performance styles and personalities, and melds Sufi, qawwali and folk traditions of the Indian sub-continent.

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Live at the 2011 Amarrass Desert Music Festival (AMAR 005) CD | mp3

Featuring Vieux Farka Toure, Lakha Khan, Nihal Khan, Madou Sidiki Diabate, Barmer Boys
(released September 2012 in India, April 2013 US/Benelux)

The Amarrass Desert Music Festival of 2011, recorded in the shadow of New Delhi’s ancient Siri Fort, captures both the quiet contemplation of Madou Sidiki Diabaté’s kora music, and the boisterous celebration of the Barmer Boys’ qawwali music. That all these styles come from the same sandy roots is clear in the final track, when Diabate, Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré and Rajasthani masters Lakha Khan, Dane Khan and the Barmer Boys take the stage together for one last jam

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Madou Sidiki Diabaté (AMAR 004) CD | mp3

Solo kora recordings from the 2011 Amarrass Desert Music Festival
(released August 2012 in India, April 2013 US/Benelux)

Madou captures that traditional sound and infuses his own jazz sensibilities in his first live solo kora album. Recorded at the Amarrass Desert Music Festival held November 26 and 27, 2011 in New Delhi, India, this is the music of his forefathers of the Griot community—West Africa’s historians and storytellers, his roots embedded in every chord.

 
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Banko Ghodo (AMAR 003) CD | mp3

Volume Two of single take field recordings from the Indian desert
(released February 2012)

Banko Ghodo is the second volume of field recordings from the Indian desert. This album was produced with funding raised through Kickstarter and is available on CD and mp3. The album is dedicated to the memory of Rukma Bai, one of last of the great Manganiyar female folk singers. Tho channel analog tape recordings!

 
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Mitha Bol (AMAR 002) CD | mp3

Volume one of field recordings from the Indian Desert. GiMA nominated!
(released September 2011)

Mitha Bol (or sweet verse), analog recordings (yes, these recordings were made on cassette tape!) made in December 2010 at artists' homes in villages and towns that showcase the diversity of folk styles and musical genres abundant in the region. The album was nominated for the Best Folk Album of the Year at the 2012 Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA).

 
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The Manganiyar Seduction (AMAR 001) CD | mp3 | 2xLP

"A singular Sufi seduction" - NPR
(released November 2010)

The first album on the label - The Manganiyar Seduction – by Roysten Abel, is a live album featuring Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, with over 40 musicians from the Manganiyar community of western India. The album is available in high quality 180gram double LP (RTI pressing, mastered for analog by Kevin Gray), CD (mastered at A.R. Rehman Studios, Chennai) and MP3 formats online and at select stores.

 
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CUMBANCHA RECORDS

Amarrass Records presents Indian audiences with pathbreaking World Music albums from one of the world's leading international music labels, Cumbancha Records.

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Bombino
Agadez

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The Touré-Raichel
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The Tel Aviv Session

 CD = Rs. 500
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Rupa & the April Fishes
Este Mundo

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BUY MUSIC INSTRUMENTS

We work directly with craftsmen and artisans such as Mohan Lal Lohar and Shankara Ram Suthar to source fine, hand-crafted instruments including the algoza and satara (double flutes), morchangs (Jew's Harp, or the mouth harp), kamaicha (kamancha), sindhi sarangi, and khartaals. Call or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it us for details to set up your customized order or use the links below to place your order now.

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Morchang (steel)
(Rs 1500, local pickup):
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Morchang (brass)
(Rs 2000, local pickup):
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Algoza
(Rs 12000, local pickup):
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Satara
(Rs 12000, local pickup):
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Khartaal
(Rs 2000 + shipping):
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Sindhi Sarangi
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Kamaicha (kamancha)
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NOTE: We take the utmost care in the proper packaging of instruments for shipment. All instruments are shipped insured, and through a reliable carrier. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions. 

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GET PHYSICAL! Amarrass music in stores
CD's and LP's are also available at these independent music stores and fine retail establishments:

DELHI and NCR

 Rhythm Corner, South Extension Pt II Market 
 Rhythm and Blues, Green Park Main Market
 Philips Music Gallery, D-8 DLF Qutab Plaza, Phase I
 Music Festival, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Gurgaon
 Mercury,
Khan Market
 musicland
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Saket PVR Complex and Janakpuri
 Radio and Gramaphone House,
Connaught Circus
 AV Solutions, Mini Market,
Khan Market
 New Gramaphone House,
Chandni Chowk
 Records India (online store) (LP only) 

BANGALORE

 Calypso, Jayanagar 9th Main, 3rd Block

DHARAMSALA/McLEODGANJ, HIMACHAL PRADESH
 Moonpeak Pictures, Shop #3, Temple Road, McLeodGanj

CHENNAI
 AVM Sound Zone, 267 TTK Road, Alwarpet

KOLKATA
 The Bonanza, Salt Lake, Sector 1

PONDICHERRY
 Hearts Beat, Music Plaza

PUSHKAR
 Roots of Pushkar

PUNJAB
Renman Music Planet, NH21, Mohali

HYDERABAD
 New Bharat Music Shop

JODHPUR
Mehrangarh Fort Museum Shop

MUMBAI
 Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda
 Satyam Music, Churchgate 
 Jai Ganesh Music, Thane
 Ultimate Guru Music

Flipkart.com

OKListen.com

MusicFellas.com

in MADISON, WISCONSIN

 MadCity Music Exchange, Willy Street
 Strictly Discs, Monroe Street
 MadisonMusicReview.com

in SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
 Zion's Gate Records, Capitol Hill

in AUSTRALIA
 Harmonium Music

in NETHERLANDS
 Xango Music, Utrecht

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Contact

Amarrass Records India Pvt Ltd
301 Skipper Corner, 88 Nehru Place
New Delhi 110019 INDIA
+91-11-46661200
amarrassrecords@gmail.com

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2124 E. Main St., Madison, WI, 53704
+1-608-334-0583

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