Maharaja – Formerly known as Musafir, Maharaja is a group that gathers the leading musician tribal castes of the desert of India, country of the Kings, Rajasthan, the land of some of the richest and most diverse traditions in Indian art and culture, delimited by the Swamps of Kutch, in Gujarat at South, the Arawalli mountains at East and by the Sindh, in Pakistan in the West. Outrageously elegant and beautiful, malicious and majestic, these musicians, poets and shamans reflect their music and their sumptuous surrounding. A music of ecstasy, a whirlwind of climaxes punctuated by the gentle gesture of a breathtaking tune. An authentic magical experience. The ancestors of these musicians played an important role in spreading the teachings of the many sects of mystics, Sufi and Bhakti movements, through singing ballads and devotional songs. For the warriors, they were familiar figures on the battlefield where their praise of past heroes and their exploits through epic tales, plus their ridicule of the enemy would encourage bravery and boost morale. This hearted music of pure pleasure and pain is highly communicative and captivating for worldwide audiences though it originates from pure no man’s land and is the primitive (Jhangra) form of North Indian classical music.

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12 Responses to “Maharaja Ensemble – Rajasthani Folk”

  1. folkartsrajasthan

    29. Dec, 2012

    The female child in this thumbnail considers herself Merasi, meaning Musican and keeper of the stories, rather than Manganiyar, a derogatory term meaning beggar. Manganiyar was assigned and is perpetuated by upper-castes, academia and others. The community considers the term “part of their slave language” No More Manganiyar.

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  2. Nikesh Solanki

    29. Dec, 2012

    I am in love with this song, and need a mp3 copy of it. I would request if someone can help me please.

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  3. Nikesh Solanki

    29. Dec, 2012

    Gosh, is this music from this world or direct from the house of god. am speechless.

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  4. pukarokhan

    29. Dec, 2012

    EXCELLENT… thankyou

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  5. rajinder singh

    29. Dec, 2012

    Saqibtahir ! where can I get more music from this Maharaja Group?

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  6. tarnicles

    29. Dec, 2012

    saqibtahir ji,thank you again for bringing forth such an exquisite gem of a song…..

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  7. rogerheat

    29. Dec, 2012

    Great music and slides. Fantastic

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  8. Best4God

    29. Dec, 2012

    Great post.

    Thank you.

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  9. manishbabu

    29. Dec, 2012

    jiyo., wow

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  10. doc80239

    29. Dec, 2012

    I found what I was looking for- that is “Mera Mahboob”. Thank you Tahir Saqib to help me find what I was looking for……………

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  11. riazud

    29. Dec, 2012

    thanks saqibtair… a great service bringing rare gems to anyones excess. thanks also to u tube and the net
    the world really has no borders now.

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  12. Shahnawaz Chachar

    29. Dec, 2012

    great music

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