Manohar Brass Band

About Manohar Brass Band

Brass bands make an essential part of Indian popular culture. The ensemble of brass instruments was brought by the British in the 18th century and for its popularity states the fact that there are over 2000 brass bands in Rajasthan alone. However, the way of playing brass instruments and the compositions performed have been strongly influenced by Indian folk, Bollywood and pop - nowadays brass bands play Hindi film songs and traditional folk tunes as they feature almost every North Indian wedding procession. During those processions wedding, guests dance, rejoicing the occasion, and enjoying the vivid rhythms of a brass instrument. The instruments in use are like in most other brass bands - Clarinet, Euphonium, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Drum, Side Drum, Clarinet, Maracas, and Cymbals. Colorful bright costumes still reflect the military origins of the genre. The Manohar Brass Band from Ajmer plays folk tunes of the region as they divert the public during carnivals, festivals, and weddings.