UPCOMING EVENTS

Amarrass Nights@Sunder Nursery on 19th November
Amarrass Nights@Sunder Nursery on 19th November

After the rains played spoilsport on 24th and 8th Oct we are glad to be back and are thrilled to invite you to an evening of transportive music featuring the next generation of qawwali singers from the land of Gods: Rehmat-e-Nusrat, their alter ego - Kumaoni folk band HimaliMou - from Uttarakhand and Guy Buttery.

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Amarrass Nights@Sunder Nursery on 19th November
Amarrass Nights@Sunder Nursery on 19th November

After the rains played spoilsport on 24th and 8th Oct we are glad to be back and are thrilled to invite you to an evening of transportive music featuring the next generation of qawwali singers from the land of Gods: Rehmat-e-Nusrat, their alter ego - Kumaoni folk band HimaliMou - from Uttarakhand and Guy Buttery.

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Next Amarrass Nights on 19 NOV

 

Padma Shri LAKHA KHAN + JUMME KHAN - 25 JUNE 

AMARRASS NIGHTS@sunder nursery, new delhi

AmarrassNights is back after a fabulous start to the season. This June, we bring you a national treasure - Padma Shri Lakha Khan with a special evening of ragas and bhapang maestro and Jogi folk-poet Jumme Khan.

 

Padma Shri Lakha Khan, a living legend and the undisputed master of the sindhi sarangi, is a national treasure, and a National award winner for his contribution to Rajasthani folk music, and perhaps the greatest exponent of the 27-string sindhi sarangi. ​His music is truly secular and straddles both the classical and folk domains, with a vast songbook that incorporates Hindu bhajans (devotional songs), Sufi kalaams, popular Hindi tunes, and the ancient stories and oral histories of the region, spanning the western Indian sub-continent. He sings in over six languages including Hindi, Marwari, Sindhi, Punjabi and Multani. 

Jumme Khan epitomizes the spirit of Mewar – a veritable melting pot of culture, religion and polity – in the secularity of his subjects and themes. Accompanied by his band of musicians, he uses a combination of harmonium, chimta, dholak, and the single stringed bhapang – his instrument of choice – to retell stories – ancient, mythological as well as contemporary. Khan describes himself as a Shiv bhakt and a Muslim Jogi – both identities which he channels in his performances, which are as much sharp, honest observations on contemporary subjects ranging from dowry to the advent of technology, reminiscent of the Mewati way of life, as they are his means to preserve and encourage his audiences to engage with the long standing oral tradition of the improvisatory, communicative story-telling style of the Jogis.

AmarrassNights@Sunder Nursery

Date: 25th JUNE, 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (show starts at 7:30pm)

Venue: SUNDER NURSERY AMPHITHEATER, NEW DELHI

TICKETS - AmarrassNights@Sunder Nursery 25 JUN = Rs 1180

Event partners: We are grateful to Signature Global, British Airways, Fever FM, RARE Travels for their generous support. Produced by Amarrass Records and Amarrass Society for Performing Arts. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, queries or any further information at info@amarrass.com. We look forward to seeing you at a show soon!

 

BAGGA KHAN + BARMER BOYS - 28th MAY 

AMARRASS NIGHTS@sunder nursery, new delhi

AmarrassNights is back after a fabulous start to the season. The May edition brings you the summer heat from Rajasthan via two exceptional groups - bhajan maestro Bagga Khan and folk with attitude, Barmer Boys.

Bagga Khan, from Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan is one of the finest Manganiyar/Merasi bhajan singers. A master of the tambura (a plucked stringed instrument similar to the tanpura), and with a voice that elevates the mysticism in the devotional songs he sings - bhajans and dohas written by Kabir, Meerabai, and Tulsidas. His songs have been featured in 'Mitha Bol: Field Recordings from the Indian Desert' (2011 Amarrass Records) (5 stars in Songlines, nominated for Best Folk Album at the GiMAs) and 'Bagga Khan: Bhajan' (2021 Amarrass Records) (Transglobal World Music Charts Top 40).

 

"The secular bhajans sung by Bagga Khan, accompanied by strummed tambura, lilting hand-drums and metallic percussion that echoes the click-clack of Touareg music, from another desert on another continent."

- The WIRE: Adventures in Modern Sound.

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.

Punjabi by Nature presents

AmarrassNights@Sunder Nursery

Date: 28th MAY, 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue: SUNDER NURSERY AMPHITHEATER, NEW DELHI

TICKETS - AmarrassNights@Sunder Nursery 28 MAY = Rs 1180

Event partners: We are grateful to Punjabi by Nature, Ballantine's, British Airways, Fever FM, RARE Travels for their generous support. Produced by Amarrass Records and Amarrass Society for Performing Arts. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, queries or any further information at info@amarrass.com. We look forward to seeing you at a show soon!

 

ASKARI NAQVI + REHMAT~e~NUSRAT - 23rd APRIL 

AMARRASS NIGHTS@sunder nursery, new delhi

Amarrass Nights is back in 2022! It's been a long two years and we are more than excited to be back at our beautiful venue - the UNESCO World Heritage Sunder Nursery  - with two exceptional artists. Featuring Lucknow based lawyer turned performing artist & entrepreneur Askari Naqvi, and the next generation of qawwali singers Rehmat-e-Nusrat. 

 

Askari Naqvi presents Mehfil~e~Tarranum - a cultural journey of Awadh & Lucknow. It is weaved through couplets, songs & commentary based on different ragas and written in various Hindustani languages. It has poems written by Sufis & Saints, songs sung by Begum Akhtar & Assemun a miryasin who lived in Awadh. A bouquet of Awadh & Lucknow presented in Tarranum!

Rehmat-e-Nusrat are self-taught young musicians from Uttarakhand who bring 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. 

Punjabi by Nature presents

AmarrassNights@Sunder Nursery

Date: 23rd APRIL, 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue: SUNDER NURSERY AMPHITHEATRE, NEW DELHI​

Event partners: We are grateful to Punjabi by Nature, Ballantine's, British Airways, Fever FM, RARE Travels for their generous support.

19 NOV 2022 at SUNDER NURSERY in NEW DELHI, INDIA

Amarrass Nights at Sunder Nursery are back with the next season of monthly shows. We are thrilled to invite you to an evening of transportive music in the aptly named Sunder Nursery.

 

We kick off the season with sounds from the land of Gods, Uttarakhand. Featuring the next generation of qawwali singers Rehmat-e-Nusrat, their alter ego- Kumaoni folk band HimaliMou and Guy Buttery all the way from Souh Africa.

 

HimaliMou

'Pahaadi' or mountain folk music, from Haldwani in Uttarakhand, presented by members of the group Rehmat-e-Nusrat. Rarely heard outside the mountains, the band will showcase several different styles of music from the region, including Jhora, Chanchari, Chapeli, Nyoli and Chaiti (with the first three actually dance forms with accompanying music). Traditionally the music is performed to dance at important ceremonies, festivals and gatherings, with songs in Kumaouni, Garhwali, Nepali and Jaunfari. The sonorous melodies of the Bansuri (bamboo flute), rhythmic pulses of the Dholak, hand drums, claps and joyous shouts of exuberance from the singers infuse the performances with verve and raw energy. 

Their debut performance was at JLF 21.

Guy Buttery

“Guy Buttery is something of a National treasure”, says South Africa’s leading newspaper The Mercury.

As an internationally recognised musician, this multi-instrumentalist enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances all over the globe. The USA, UK, Australia, France, Brazil, and Italy have all welcomed him back year after year.   However, to simply label Guy Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. His international role has surpassed merely performing concerts to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with his homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity.  Guy’s distinct unification of South African guitar music is the musical advocate for everything positive and beautiful about the place he calls home.

 

Rehmat-e-Nusrat

Rehmat-e-Nusrat is a group of young musicians from the hills of Uttarakhand in Northern India who brings 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, ghazals, Kabir Bhajans, and original compositions. The group was formed in 2014 by lead vocalist and harmonium virtuoso Sarvjeet Tamta, who counts amongst his teachers, Ustadji Wadali Brothers from Amritsar, Ustadji Fakira Khan Saheb from Barmer, Rajasthan and Ustadji Padma Shri Anwar Khan Manganiyar. The group has performed at various college festivals around North India and introduced Sufi and qawwali music to new audiences in their state. Rehmat~e~Nusrat were signed to the label Amarrass Records in November 2019 and performed at the first Amarrass Nights at Sunder Nursery concert in January 2020. The pandemic has not dampened the band's enthusiasm, and they have performed pop-up concerts at Museo Camera Museum, Throttle Shrottle, and virtual concerts with Sacred Music Seattle, In2Wild Festival UK, Hothouse Chicago, FabIndia and others. "It is an aural punch in the gut, delivered with a velvet glove" - Sarthak Kaushik, Ishq 104.6FM.

Event Details:
 

Date: 19 NOV, 2022 (Saturday) [Earlier date 24 Sep & 8 Oct cancelled due to rain]

Gates open at: 5:30 pm

Performance starts at: 6:15 pm

Venue: SUNDER NURSERY AMPHITHEATER, NEW DELHI

TICKETS - AmarrassNights@Sunder Nursery 19 NOV

Produced by Amarrass Records and Amarrass Society for Performing Arts. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, queries or any further information at info@amarrass.com. We look forward to seeing you at a show soon!

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