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AMARRASS RECORDS: NEWS ARCHIVE

 

  • June 30, 2015 - Barmer Boys featured in "Latitudes: The Global Music You Must Hear In June" NPR Music

  • Feb 3, 2015 -"Painted Caves Learn to Trust Their Instincts after Life Altering trip to India" Milwaukee Record

  • Feb 2, 2015 -"Dreamy yet with a rock sensibility, the songs are elegantly composed psychedelia rooted in Lubbad and Kashou’s Near Eastern heritage. The reverberant jangle of a Silvertone electric guitar harmonizes with the eerie twang of the oud as drumsticks meld with hand-slapped percussion. Minor keys set the tone for music that suggests an altered reality in a beautiful Kasbah of the mind." Milwaukee Express

  • May 28, 2014 - "An interview with sindhi sarangi legend Lakha Khan" "If you want to preserve music and heritage, people need to meet musicians personally and create an awareness about the idiosyncrasies of individual artists." The Indian Express

  • May 22, 2014 - "Rajasthan at Roskilde" Barmer Boys perform at Roskilde festival in Denmark on July 3, 2014 The Indian Express

  • May 22, 2014 - "Lakha Khan, sindhi sarangi maestro to perform in Delhi" The Business Standard

  • May 5, 2014 - "Sounds of Rajasthan take Indian Embassy by storm" Barmer Boys perform in Washington D.C. on April 26, 2014 The American Bazaar

  • Apr 27, 2014 - Barmer Boys on WFMU FM WFMU Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

  • Apr 24, 2014 - Folk music group Barmer Boys take on USA Planet RadioCity 91.1FM

  • Apr 23, 2014 - Standing ovation for Barmer Boys in California "A spectacular performance" The Times of India

  • Apr 19, 2014 - Interview with Amarrass Records co-founders Ashutosh and Ravneet""Amarrass Records radiates Rajasthani roots" WFMU Transpacific Sound Paradise

  • Mar 25, 2014 - US meets Rajasthan "Adding a Sufi flavor to the jazz-rich air" Barmer Boys perform with the Ari Roland Jazz Quartet - The Times of India

  • Mar 23, 2014 - Barmer Boys feature in the article "Jazz Like That" "collaboration with the Brooklyn, NY based Ari Roland Jazz Quartet at the Delhi Jazz Fest on March 28" The Indian Express

  • Mar 21, 2014 - Barmer Boys feature in the article "Bryan Adams of Sonepat""Musicians from small towns cultivate a new fan following with a bit of the old and a bit of the new" The Hindu

  • Feb 8, 2014 - Pull of the Strings Jemima Raman's review of 'At Home: Sakar Khan'... "Mind blowing... the folksy tunes take us gently by hand and guide us through the riffs and valleys of Rajasthan's folk music.. At Home is all you need to feel at home with the kamancha" Financial Chronicle

  • Jan 5, 2014 - A Musical Interlude "We were there to see other boys. More talented boys. Much more talented boys... Barmer Boys.. A fine evening immersed in the sounds that emerged from the Rajasthani desert" Meera Subramaniam's blog

  • Dec 30, 2013 - Celebrating Legends Barmer Boys perform at Chandralekha and Dashrath Patel Memorial in Chennai The Hindu

  • Dec 5, 2013 - "Madou Sidiki Diabate - Live in India"  listen to the complete album on radio CKCU - Ottawa CA Community Radio

  • Oct 22, 2013 - "The Gold of Tradition" The Pioneer

  • Oct 5, 2013 - "Amarrass Records featured in India Music Week Oct -13, 2013"India Music Week

  • Sep 11, 2013 - "Obituary: Sakar Khan - Musician who worked with Shankar, Menuhin and Harrison" The Independent

  • Aug 12, 2013 - "Kamaicha maestro Sakar Khan dead" The Hindu

  • Jun 9, 2013 - Of Independent Tunes and Maverick Minds Amarrass Records in Business Today

  • June 2013 - "Cardiff hosts WOMEX, Ankur Malhotra of Amarrass Records on WOMEX Music Showcase Jury" Folk Wales

  • May 21, 2013 - "Passion for Preservation" NBC15 News

  • Apr 14, 2013 - "Global Notes: Lakha Khan's Music" WBEZ 91.5 Chicago Public Radio

  • Apr 14, 2013 - "Lakha Khan - Critic's Pick (Edd Hurt)" Nashville Scene

  • Apr 14, 2013 - "Indian sarangi player Lakha Khan wows US audiences" NY Daily News

  • Apr 13, 2013 - "Lakha Khan: Magical Music from the Land of Kings" ChicagoMusic.org

  • Apr 11, 2013 - "Lakha Khan continues father's musical destiny" Chicago Tribune

  • Apr 10, 2013 - "Experimental April: Ustad Lakha Khan in Nashville" Theatre Intangible

  • Apr 8, 2013 - "Renowned Indian folk musician Lakha Khan to perform at IU Bloomington" Indiana University

  • Apr 4, 2013 - "Bringing India to Salem - Sensational India event feaures Lakha Khan, Ankur Malhotra of Amarrass Records at Peabody Essex Museum" The Salem News

  • Feb 18, 2013 - "Art Fever in Delhi" Hindustan Times Brunch

  • Feb 2, 2013 - "From Marwar, a unique ensemble of equals" Amarrass Records artists Manganiyar Seduction and Lakha Khan in LiveMint.com

  • Dec 5, 2012 - "City gets doused in desert music" Amarrass Desert Music Festival 2012 in Deccan Herald

  • Dec 3, 2012 - "The 2nd edition of the Amarrass Desert Music Festival ends on a high octane note" Blouin Arts Blog

  • Nov 2012 - "Performance Issue: The Desert Sessions " The men behind Amarrass Records aren't anthropologists, they want to make traditional folk music cool enough for India's urbane Motherland Magazine

  • Nov 29, 2012 - "Sound Sources: A New Recipe for Recording" Amarrass Records in Fast and Wide (Pro Recording Blog)

  • Nov 28, 2012 - "Amarrass Desert Music Festival is here" Amarrass Records in The Hindustan Times

  • Nov 24, 2012 - "BBC Radio The Strand Broadcast" Ankur and Ashutosh from Amarrass Records on BBC Radio

  • Nov 24, 2012 - "Shifting Sands" Amarrass Desert Music Festival preview in HT Brunch

  • Nov 11, 2012 - "Blend it like Barmer Boys" Barmer Boys The Indian Express

  • Nov 8, 2012 - "Delhi gets to jive with Barmer Boys" Amarrass Records in Daily Mail (UK)

  • Sep 11, 2012 - "Preserving Folk Music of India" Amarrass Records in China Daily

  • Sep 3, 2012 - "Get to Know the Folk" Amarrass Records in The Indian Express

  • Aug 23, 2012 - "Manganiyar Musical Legacies Fade With Next Generation" - India Ink - The New York Times blog 

  • Aug 22, 2012 - "Preserving the Passion of India's Roots Music" Amarrass Records in The New York Times (print edition, online)

  • Aug 12, 2012 - "All together now: The quest to save Indian music" Amarrass Records in UK's The Independent (Sunday edition)

  • July 8, 2012 - Mitha Bol nominated for Best Folk Album of the Year for the 2012 Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) Awards - GiMA website (nomination announcement)

  • May 8, 2012 - "Selling folk to the world" - DNA Jaipur (pdf file)

  • April 14, 2012 - Banko Ghodo reviewed in Hindustan Times "Not Souled Out" " This album shines a warm light on performers who are respected within their communities but are hardly known outside Rajasthan."

  • April 2012 - Amarrass Records featured on National Public Radio (NPR's) Weekend Edition. Download the story here (mp3 file) 

  • March 18 2012 - Amarrass Records featured in an article on the LP "The Return To Silence" in the Indian Express 

  • February 2012 - Amarrass Records featured in Rolling Stone India February edition: "Folk Featuring Folk"

  • February 6, 2012 - Amarrass Desert Music Festival featured in the Festival Fever article in Business Standard Weekend edition

  • February 3, 2012 - Mitha Bol reviewed in Hindustan Times - "A season of breakthroughs" - "4.5/5 stars - It's an album for any season of the year, for any time of the day"

  • January 9, 2012 - Mitha Bol featured as a highlight album of 2011 on WORT 89.9 FMMadison's Global Revolutions program

  • January 7, 2012 - The Amarrass Desert Music Festival featured on BBC Radio, The Strand(minute 6:37 onwards)

  • January 7, 2012 - "The Amarrass Desert Music Festival: An Oasis of Desert Artists from Thar, Sahara" on Buzz in Town Delhi edition

  • December 1, 2011 - Amarrass Desert Music Festival pictures on NH7 

  • November 29, 2011 - "Tunes from the Desert" - Indian Express post-show coverage 

  • November 28, 2011 - "Riff from Sahara" - The Financial Chronicle

  • November 28, 2011 - "Sounds of Harmony" - The Asian Age

  • November 24, 2011 - "Meeting of Thar & Sahara musical legacies" - Deccan Chronicle 

  • November 24, 2011 -  Featured in the TimeOut Mint Planner on Wall Street Journal's livemint.com

  • November 23, 2011 - "For Young Music Label, Tradition is the Key" - The New York Times blog article in the Global edition: India Ink

  • November 14, 2011 - "The Sand Trap" - Indian Express 

  • November 12, 2011 - "Sand Tunes To Bluesy Charm" - Hindustan Times Brunch 

  • November 1, 2011 - "Vieux Farka Toure to perform in India" - Rolling Stone India 

  • October 30, 2011 - "Rustic Tunes: Bringing Folk to the Fore" - The Sunday Guardian 

  • September 4, 2011 - "Music From The Desert" Indian Express 

  • June 18, 2011 -  "Viva La Vinyl" The Telegraph, Calcutta 

  • April 16, 2011 - "Delhi joins effort to revive vinyl magic" Mail Today article in the Delhi edition

  • March 4, 2011 - "Black is Back" Hindustan Times article on the revival of vinyl in India

  • Amarrass news 2010: Press coverage for The Manganiyar Seduction

  • The Guardian UK  :  MSNBC  :  Times of India  :  TIME :  Dainik Bhaskar

  • The Better India  :  Buzzintown  :  For The Music  : DayLife.com

  • TimeOut Delhi  :  HT Brunch  : Mint.com (Wall Street Journal)  :   NPR

  • HT Brunch (post show review)  :  Hindustan Times

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