Sunday, 19 May 2019
Mandir Shri Radha Saral Bihari ji, Jaipur
Time: 7:00 pm onwards
Venue: Mandir Shri Radha Saral Bihari ji,
Artists: Manganiyars of Marwad
Also known as ‘musicians for the people’, the Manganiyars are predominantly settled in the districts of Jaisalmer, Barmer, Bikaner and Jodhpur, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Their repertoire ranges from ballads about the kings to poems and hymns of devotion written by various mystics. Even though they are known as folk musicians, the traditional music of the Manganiyars clearly indicates having its roots in classical music in India. The rawness of the folk juxtaposed with the complexities of classical music is what makes their music so special. The Manganiyar community claims that even a newborn when it cries, it is in rhythm and harmony. The episode is special because just this one time we have moved to being an evening performance, starting with the evening aarti followed by music and ending with a traditional prasadi (dinner) being served to each person who comes in to attend.
The Momasar Ensemble includes a team of the following Manganiyar artists: Manzoor Khan, Bhugra Khan, Latif Khan, Bhutta Khan, Nehru Khan, Safi Khan. While most Manganiyar performances are of folk/ classical music, the Momasar Ensemble is a specially-curated devotional music set performed by Manganiyar artists. This never-seen-before performance will bring forth a new dimension of the music of the Manganiyars.
Soul Connect musical series is an initiative of Siyahi, Soul Connect #Ep21 is organized in association with Rajasthan Forum, powered by the Raghu Sinha Mala Mathur Charity Trust, the Kamla Poddar Group, Dileep Industries, Arya Niwas and The Saneer.