BARMER BOYS

Barmer Boys at Amarrass Nights on 28 May
Barmer Boys at Amarrass Nights on 28 May

We are back in Delhi at the next Amarrass Nights @ Sunder Nursery. 28th May 2022

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Kesariya Balm - Vinyl
Kesariya Balm - Vinyl

Barmer Boys also on vinyl now with Kesariya Balm

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Barmer Boys at Amarrass Nights on 28 May
Barmer Boys at Amarrass Nights on 28 May

We are back in Delhi at the next Amarrass Nights @ Sunder Nursery. 28th May 2022

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UPCOMING/RECENT CONCERTS & TOURS

JUL 2022 || WOMAD UK

28 JUL || NORWICH ARTS CENTRE | UK

28 MAY 2022 || NEW DELHI | AMARRASS NIGHTS

MAR 2022 || SAMA (SACRED SEATTLE MUSIC & ART) | VIRTUAL CONCERT

MAR 2022 || BOGOTA, COLOMBIA | VIRTUAL CONCERT

SEP 2020 & 2021 || DENMARK TOUR | SCHOOL WORKSHOPS + CONCERTS

EUROPE 2019 || FESTIVAL DE LA CITÈ, LAUSANNE (CH), FMM SINES (PT), INTENDENTE EM FESTA, LISBON (PT), ARTES å RUA , EVORA (PT), CZECH REP., AUSTRIA, DENMARK, ITALY

Barmer Boys have performed over 200 concerts in 20 countries, including some of the most prestigious festivals in the world - Roskilde (Denmark), Clockenflap (Hong Kong), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), Music Meeting (Netherlands), OFFest (Macedonia), Respect Festival (Prague), FMM Sines (Portugal), Festival de la Citè (Lassaune, Switzerland) to name a few. Recent shows in India have included Gaah (Chandigarh), Basar Confluence (Arunachal Pradesh), Nowhere Pub, Auro, Oddbird Theatre, National Folk Festival of Kerala, and many more.

Email us at info@amarrass.com for open dates, conditions, and booking requests.

"Incandescent Sufi voices that incite ecstasy" - Simon Broughton, Songlines

ZERO-GRAVITY SUFI FOLK MUSIC - WOMAD 

Barmer Boys are the next generation of performers that carry forward the centuries-old musical traditions of the Manganiyars. The global ambassadors of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, the trio's versatility of styles and bubbling energy infuses each performance - from soulful Sufi kalaams and Krishna bhajans, to uplifting wedding and celebratory songs, boisterous jams with beat-boxing and live DJ sets.

 

The group formed in 2011 at the Amarrass Desert Music Festival, and made their international debut in 2014 with a US tour, showcase at Borneo World Music Festival, and Roskilde Festival. The trio has featured on MTV CokeStudio, BBC, NPR, and have released two critically acclaimed albums - 'At Home' (2012, Amarrass Records, 4 Stars in Songlines), and 'Kesariya Balm' (2017, Amarrass Records) debuted on the Transglobal World Music Charts Top 40 in 2017. 

 

The trio have performed over 200 concerts in 20 countries and 7 international tours, including at major festivals in Europe, North America and Asia such as Roskilde (2014), Wassermusik (2015, 2017), Winnipeg Folk Festival (2015), Distortion (2015), Ziro Festival of Music (2015, 2017), Music Meeting (2015), Feito A Man (2015), Clockenflap Hong Kong (2015), Todo Mundo (2018), OFFest (2018), Respect (2018) and many more.

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

"Fueling Contemporary Folk" - The Hindu, Dec 2019

Featured on BBC Asian Network, BBC Hindi, BBC World Service programming in 2015/16

 

"Latitudes: The Global Music You Must Hear In June"  - NPR Music, June 30, 2015

"Maximum groove with minimal means" 

      - MixedWorldMusic.com, May 2015

“4 Stars! Incandescent Sufi voices that incite ecstasy” - Simon Broughton,  Songlines

“Barmer Boys steal the show” - IBNLive NH7Weekender Festival, Nov 2014

“Mangey Khan’s voice needs to be heard to be believed” - Hindustan Times

"The music rose above the repetitive tunes we hear in today’s clamorous folk market and was like a whiff of fresh air" - Indian Express, Nov 2012

"Definitely near the top of my list of personal all-time favorite radio sessions" - Robert Weisberg, WFMU 91.1FM

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Barmer Boys played at Roskilde Festival 2014, between sets by Outkast and The Rolling Stones (video)

  • Manga, vocalist and harmonium player with Barmer Boys, does not have a last name!

  • Rais Khan, master percussionist, learnt beatboxing by trading morchang lessons

  • Their debut album 'At Home' was recorded in Barmer, Rajasthan in 43 degree C temperature that destroyed plastic and batteries (listen here)

  • Barmer Boys are Sufi Muslims who sing songs in praise of Hindu gods & goddesses

  • 'Kesariya Balm' released in 2017 debuted on the Top 40 Transglobal World Music Charts. It does not include the popular Rajasthani song Kesariya Balam!

  • Barmer Boys have shared the stage with leading international artists including Bombino, Fatoumata Diawara, Vieux Farka Tourè, BaBa ZuLa, Khaled...

  • They featured on MTV Coke Studio with Bollywood director Clinton Cerejo.

  • Rais Khan has collaborated on music recordings/performed with Grammy winning artists A.R. Rehman, The Gipsy Kings, Mumford and Sons.

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