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AMARRASS NIGHTS@sunder nursery, new delhi

The third edition of Amarrass Nights is back at Sunder Nursery next month and we have a special programme for the evening, showcasing humour and satire in folk poetry and music. Known by various names such as vyang, hasya kavita, mushaira, these once popular forms of folk storytelling will delight Delhi audiences, presented by acclaimed poets Popular Meeruthi and Pawan Dixit, and Jogi-folk poet-singer Jumme Khan back after his well received concert at Amarrass Nights@Qutab a couple of years ago. Wrapping up the evening with a special set featuring Ghalib, dub and an eclectic selection of audio ephemera on the subject of the evening, is recluse underground electronic producer Ravana. Also showcased at the event will be the folk instrument bhapang. Thank you to everyone who came out to the events in Jan/Feb - we have had an ecstatic response, and look forward to your continued presence and support. 

Details and tickets for the show:

Date: 7th MARCH, 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue: SUNDER NURSERY AMPHITHEATER, NEW DELHI

{TICKETS to Amarrass Nights@Sunder Nursery = Rs 499}

SAVE THE DATES: The next edition of Amarrass Nights@Sunder Nursery takes place on 11 Apr (Sat). For artist bookings, contact info@amarrass.com. Event sponsored by ONGC; Radio Partner: Ishq FM; Travel support by British Airways

HOLI SPECIAL! JUMME KHAN, RAVANA, POPULAR MEERUTHI, PAWAN DIXIT - 7th March

The second edition of Amarrass Nights is back at Sunder Nursery next month with sindhi sarangi maestro Lakha Khan and the 'Global ambassadors of Rajasthani folk' Barmer Boys. Also showcased at the event will be the folk instrument morchang. Thank you to everyone who came out to the last event in January - we had an ecstatic response, with over 300 people attending the concerts with Ghewar & Firoze and qawwali singers Rehmat-e-Nusrat. 

Details and tickets for the show:

Date: 1 FEBRUARY, 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue: SUNDER NURSERY AMPHITHEATER, NEW DELHI

{TICKETS to Amarrass Nights@Sunder Nursery = Rs 499}

SAVE THE DATES: The next edition of Amarrass Nights@Sunder Nursery takes place on 7 Mar. (Sat). For artist bookings, contact info@amarrass.com 

AMARRASS NIGHTS at SUNDER NURSERY on 1 FEB

Amarrass Nights is back in 2020! After a long hiatus, we are thrilled to announce that we have a new, beautiful venue to host our monthly series of music, arts and culture events in the capital. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Sunder Nursery is a 16th century heritage park - Delhi's first arboretum - restored and renovated by the Archeological Society of India and the Aga Khan Foundation. Our first concert of the year is made even more special with the introduction of two new artist groups to the Amarrass Records roster: brothers Ghewar & Firoze and the next generation of qawwali singers Rehmat-e-Nusrat. 

 

Ghewar & Firoze, sons of the late Padma Shri Sakar Khan, are masters of the kamaicha and the dholak respectively. Accomplished musicians and members of the Grammy Artist Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt's Desert Slide Project, the brothers have a long history of performing at some of the most important stages across the world, including at Jodhpur's RIFF, Fez Festival in Morocco and more. They also feature on the album 'At Home: Sakar Khan' (5 Stars, 'Top of the World' - Songlines).

Rehmat-e-Nusrat are a sextet of young musicians from Uttarakhand bringing a fresh new perspective to the timeless tradition of qawwali music. The group presents qawwalis by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sufiyana kalaams by the great poets Amir Khusrao, Meera Bai, Baba Bulleh Shah, Kabir bhajans, and original compositions.

Date: 11 JANUARY, 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue: SUNDER NURSERY AMPHITHEATER, NEW DELHI

{TICKETS to Amarrass Nights@Sunder Nursery = Rs 499}

SAVE THE DATES: The next editions of Amarrass Nights@Sunder Nursery take place on 8 Feb. (Sat.) and 7 Mar. (Sat). For artist bookings, contact info@amarrass.com 

AMARRASS NIGHTS at SUNDER NURSERY

SEP-OCT-NOV 2019

Two back-to-back European tours and 42 concerts later, we now share tour moments, pictures, video and press reviews from the Barmer Boys and Lakha Khan concerts and WOMEX Showcase. 

The Boys were back in the magical city of Prague (after Respect Festival in 2018), for a concert at Palac Akropolis - a restored theatre in the Zizkov neighbourhood. Next stop was the city of Dornbirn in the Austrian Alps, followed by a trifecta of shows at ALICE cph in Copenhagen and school concerts in Denmark. We were excited to make our Italian debut with concerts in Florence, Trieste and Gualtieri (famous for its Parmigiano Reggiano cheese) and a pit-stop in Venice, the city built on water. Wrapping up the tour was a special concert for the Indian Embassy to celebrate 70 years of Indo-Danish relations, apt as we are thrilled to welcome on board Air India Denmark for graciously providing travel support for the tour. 

Next up was the Lakha Khan tour, starting with the prestigious WOMEX Showcase in Tampere, Finland. Zero degrees Celsius outside, but the warm tones of the sarangi and the powerful voice of Lakha Khan easily warming up a packed hall. Our next stop was at Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands. One of the tour highlights - performing to another full house, this time in a 1000-year old cathedral (Jenskerk), and one of the 'Top 5 Festival Highlights'! Nine more concerts in Denmark, Czech Republic and Sweden wrapped up the maestro's fourth tour of Europe.

{READ MORE + TOUR PHOTOS & VIDEOS}

For artist bookings, contact info@amarrass.com 

TOUR + WOMEX RECAP - BARMER BOYS in ITALY, CZECH REP., SCHOOL CONCERTS in DENMARK; LAKHA KHAN at WOMEX FINLAND, CZECH REP., DENMARK, SWEDEN, LE GUESS WHO?

JuLY 5 2019 - DUBfounded album launch party

ravana + JUMME KHAN + BARMER BOYS

RRAP MUSEUM, JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN

Amarrass Nights goes to Jaipur! We are excited to bring our curated music mix to the Pink City this July with the inaugural event, jointly hosted by Jaipur Virasat Foundation. The June Dubfounded album launch party with a double bill: Ravana & Barmer Boys, at Auro was a big success and we look forward to turning on new heads soon, with the addition of Jumme Khan to the bill. The event is being held at the Rajasthan Rural Arts Programme (RRAP) Music Museum and Hub - a 'must-see'! As always, featuring an evening of eclectic music with uptempo traditional folk, organic techno, dubstep and minimal.

{TICKETS to Amarrass Nights @ RRAP Jaipur}

For artist bookings, contact info@amarrass.com 

AMARRASS NIGHTS in JAIPUR!

June 6 2019 - DUBfounded album launch party

ravana + BARMER BOYS

Amarrass Nights @ Auro hosts Dubfounded album launch party with a double bill: Ravana & Barmer Boys. As always, featuring an evening of eclectic music with uptempo traditional folk, organic techno, dubstep and minimal.

Come listen to the latest release from Amarrass Records (#15 on the label) - a genre-defying record by New Delhi electronic music producer Ravana, recomposing the poetry of Muslim Jogi folk poet Jumme Khan (from Alwar, Rajasthan).

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{TICKETS to Amarrass Nights @ AURO @ Rs 499 each}

For artist bookings, contact info@amarrass.com 

AMARRASS NIGHTS @ AURO

APRIl 19, 2019 - NEW RELEASE (12" VINYL/DIGITAL)

#dub #drumnbass #dubstep #folk #poetry. A project conceived and curated by Amarrass Records, that brings together two relatively obscure underground artists, and entirely different styles and genres. The outcome is a powerful poetic statement delivered in the universal language of dub music. Since its inception, the label has been enabling, re-contextualizing and bringing life to traditional folk forms, through collaborations such as the one on this album, between artists Ravana and Jumme Khan

"..the first time one presses play on Dubfounded, only a part of the sonic veil is lifted. Subsequent listens tantalize, as the layers come off and the underlying beauty of that beat, of that nuance is revealed to the ears." - Sarthak, Ishq FM 

Album release date: April 19, 2019 online everywhere, and limited edition 180gram vinyl available at amarrass.com. {Order vinyl/Digital download}

DUBFOUNDED: RAVANA & JUMME KHAN

PANCHKULA/CHANDIGARH - VARANASI - BASAR (AP)

 

Barmer Boys are back on the road, this time traversing 2,600 kilometres in northern India! They perform at the 5th anniversary celebrations of Gaah at The Upstairs Club in Panchkula/Chandigarh on the 17th, and then at Bascon3 in Basar, Arunachal Pradesh 19-21 November.

 

Lakha Khan featured at the recently concluded RIFF at Jodhpur in October, and will be showcasing devotional songs of Kabir and other poets at the Mahindra Kabira Festival in Varanasi on the 18th of November. 
 

  Sat   17 NOV  Barmer Boys@Gaah's 5th Anniversary, Upstairs Club, Panchkula

  Sun  18 NOV  Lakha Khan@Mahindra Kabira Festival, Varanasi

  Mon 19-21 NOV Barmer Boys@Bascon3, Basar Confluence, Basar

For artist bookings, contact info@amarrass.com

BARMER BOYS, LAKHA KHAN CONCERTS IN NOV

NEW DELHI - ZIRO FESTIVAL OF MUSIC - BENGLURU

 

Madou, the 71st generation kora maestro from Bamako, Mali, is back in India for his fifth tour! The tour kicks off at Auro Kitchen and Bar in New Delhi, and heads east to Ziro Festival of Music (where Amarrass has featured Barmer Boys and Dawda Jobarteh in previous years), and wrapping up with two nights at the fabulous Windmills Craftworks in Bengaluru. 
 

  Wed 26 SEP  Auro Kitchen & Bar, Delhi

  Sat   29 SEP  Ziro Festival of Music, Arunachal Pradesh

  Fri    5 OCT   Windmills Craftworks, Bengluru

  Sat   6 OCT   Windmills Craftworks, Bengluru

 

He has performed on stages across the globe and collaborated with musicians such as Damon Albarn, Vieux Farka Tourè, Lakha Khan, Painted Caves and many others, including contemporary projects such as Midnight Ravers. His album 'Mali Latino' with Alex Wilson and Ahmed Fofana was a 2010 'Top of the World' Album in Songlines.

 

Event partners: Alliance Francaise, Skillbox

MADOU SIDIKI DIABATÈ - INDIA TOUR 2018

RELAUNCH OF 'AMARRASS NIGHTS' 8TH JULY 2018 at 1AQ

Following a short hiatus, we are stoked to bring back 'Amarrass Nights' at a brand new venue in the shadow of the iconic Qutab Minar. The first edition of ‘AMARRASS NIGHTS @ QUTAB' to be held on Sunday, 8th July will feature the poet Jumma Khan, Sufi-Gypsy beatbox trio Barmer Boys, film-fusion-folk by Vidya Shah's Vidya Talkies and underground alternative electronica producer Ravana. Complimentary drinks included in the ticket price, and specially catered food items will be available for purchase at the venue. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

 

  Amarrass Nights @ Qutab 

  Sun, 08 July 2018

  1AQ, opp. Qutab Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi

  Tickets: Rs 1000 + GST (28%) (Includes 3 complimentary drinks)

  Children under 12 free entry. Valet parking available at venue

Event sponsors: Indian Oil Corporation Limited & RARE. Venue partner: 1AQ.

AMARRASS NIGHTS @ QUTAB

MAY 29/30/31 2018

Barmer Boys and Copenhagen-based post-rock band Himmelrum follow-up from their Rhythmic Music Conservatory and Honeyland sessions with a series of live shows in Denmark. Show details on the event page

 

Watch Teaser Video.

LIVE IN CONCERT     BARMER BOYS + HIMMELRUM

14-30 mar 2018

The sindhi sarangi maestro will be on a massive 12 city tour of Europe starting on the 13th of March that will take him to Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium.

 

Follow tour details on our Events page, or on the Amarrass Facebook page. 

LAKHA KHAN EUROPE TOUR in MARCH

DEC 2017

Barmer Boys met up with the lads from Copenhagen-based Himmelrum while on tour in August 2017, and recorded a session at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory. Nagma>Ranaji is a track that defies genres - listen on the Barmer Boys artist page or on Bandcamp.

NEW TRACK RELEASED by BARMER BOYS + HIMMELRUM

08 maY 2018

Psych-folk rockers Painted Caves were at the 6th Milwaukee Psych Fest this month. Here's a glimpse of what went down, with Mad Alchemy providing a psychedelic light show that amplified the strong vibrations from on stage. 

Video 1Video 2

PAINTED CAVES @ MILWAUKEE PSYCH FEST

FEB 2018

The global ambassadors of Rajasthani folk and Sufi have been busy on stage in India the past month with shows at Jaipur Lit FestivalRagasthan in Jaisalmer, Depot48 in Delhi, and a wedding in Mumbai. Stay tuned as we work on the next set of tour dates to Europe this summer!

BARMER BOYS ROCK RAGASTHAN & JLF THIS WINTER 

SEP 2017

We have been gearing up to cut 180 gram vinyl, 2mm thick LPs - slowly but steadily getting to audiophile quality LPs, all handmade in India at our facility in Gurgaon. Three LP titles are currently in production, with limited stock at hand! Details and ordering information on our Shop page.

180 gram VINYL NOW IN PRODUCTION

Amarrass establishes the first record cutting facility in India in the 21st Century!

We are thrilled to set up a new production facility in Gurgaon, India, where we have been busy over the Record Store Day 2017 weekend, cutting our first set of records! Analog remastered albums by Barmer Boys, Lakha Khan and the Palestinian-American band Painted Caves were released at a 'Vinyl Revival' launch party on the 28th of April at Lodi-The Garden Restaurant in Delhi, and we plan to follow with a series of live concert recordings of Barmer Boys with Vieux Farka Tourè and Bombino from the Amarrass Desert Music Festival in 2011/2012.

While the initial focus and production will be on the Amarrass catalogue, and artists on the label, we hope to work with other artists in India (and elsewhere) to cut dubplates, limited edition copies of LPs/EPs and singles. Each Amarrass record is individually hand-cut on precision-crafted machinery imported from Germany and assembled here in India. All the album artwork and jacket design is also done in-house at Amarrass.
Vinyl finally enables us to present our archive of field recordings, live concerts and studio sessions in high fidelity - bringing the listener closer to the natural sound captured in the recordings sessions.

 

Barmer Boys (Kesariya Balm), Lakha Khan's 'At Home' sessions, and Painted Caves self-titled debut album are now available in LP format at our online store, and small batches will be available at online retailers and physical stores. 

The Hindustan Times came over to visit our new facility. Read the story here, and catch a glimpse of the production process in the video below.

VINYL REVIVAL IN INDIA

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