Kabir Cultural Center is inviting you to experience the music of the Manganiyars - the oral historians of the desert of Rajasthan - represented by the living legend and undisputed master of the Sindhi Sarangi in India - Lakha Khan!
Lakha Khan is a national treasure and a National Padma Shri award winner for his contribution to Rajasthani folk music, and perhaps the greatest exponent of the 27-string Sindhi Sarangi.
Bestowed with a powerful and melodious voice that perfectly compliments his instrument, Lakha Khan's music transcends boundaries and invokes a spiritual oneness in the listener. It is truly secular and straddles both the classical and folk domains, with a vast songbook that incorporates Hindu bhajans (devotional songs), Sufi kalaams, popular Hindi tunes, and the ancient stories and oral histories of the region, spanning the western Indian sub-continent.
His first public performances were in the late 60's and 70's in India. He toured Europe, the UK, Russia and Japan in the 90s. He resumed international touring in 2013, and has since made multiple international tours, and performed at notable festivals worldwide.
Lakha Khan sings in over six languages including Hindi, Marwari, Sindhi, Punjabi and Multani.
He is accompanied by his son Dane Khan on the dholak - the double headed Indian folk drum.
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This unique event is a real gem, not to be missed!
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