BRAVE FESTIVAL

Event

BRAVE FESTIVAL

Artist

BACHU KHAN

Venue

WROCLAW, POLAND

Date & Time

08-Jul-2013

About BRAVE FESTIVAL

Bachu Khan and group performed at Brave Festival on 8th July, 2013From this desert region, comes unique caste of musicians, Langas, whose main profession was to sing and dance for their patrons. Bachu Khan’s father performed yet for the Royal family of Jodhpur – Rathore Gharana. With the end of royalty state function of Langas, their music started to flourish during all occasions including weddings, births, engagements, and festivals. According to the Darbari (royal) tradition of several centuries, Langas still sing love songs in their mother tongue, Marwari, depicting one’s longing for the love, joy of reunion and hopes that lovers put in the future. Instruments in use are Sarangi (string instrument), Murli and Algoza (woodwind instruments), Morchang (Jewish harp) and Khartal (wooden castanet). Bachu Khan was introduced to music by his father, but his real master, who taught him Rajasthani folk repertoire was Haji B. K. Khan. At the age of twelve Bachu Khan gave his first public performance and just a year later his first international show took place. Bachu Khan has given hundreds of performances abroad with his groups Maharaja, Musafir, and Dil Mastana until his passports were not able to accommodate any more stamps. Bachu Khan's high-pitched, open-throated, very powerful voice, supported by the backing vocalists is perfectly complemented by the woodwind and string instruments, forming a melodious and sensuous musical score.Brave Festival is an exceptional venture dedicated not only to extraordinary artistic events but also to people of great courage who use their art to speak up about themselves, their identity, spirituality, and origins. It presents vanishing, marginalized and displaced artistic traditions from all around the world, and is open to genuine models of living, thinking, creating in the world dominated by the culture of media and consumption.

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