Kabir in Every Sense

Historic melodies, mystic music and the romance of the river.

Date
22 - 24 November 2019
Place
Varanasi

About

Lakha Khan

Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee and nationally-renowned Lakha Khan has made immense contributions to Rajasthani folk music, and is perhaps the greatest exponent of the Sindhi sarangi. Born into a family of traditional musicians from the Manganiyar community in Jodhpur, he trained in the Multan school of the Manganiyars.  

He began performing in the late 60s and 70s, and under the guidance of the late ethnomusicologist Komal Kothari, toured Europe, the UK, Russia and Japan through the early 90s. His concerts have taken him to the US, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden. His music is truly secular and straddles both classical and folk domains, and incorporates bhajanskalaams, popular Hindi tunes, and ancient folklore of the western Indian sub-continent. He sings in over six languages including HindiMarwariSindhiPunjabi and Multani. Gifted with a powerful voice, Lakha Khan’s music transcends boundaries. He is accompanied by his son, Dane Khan, on the dholak – the double headed Indian folk drum.  

At Mahindra Kabira Festival, Lakha Khan will be presenting a repertoire of Kabir bhajans, Meera bhajans and Sufi kalaams from both classical and folk domains.


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Kabira in Every Sense

Mahindra Kabira 2019

The fourth edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival, to be held between 16-18th November, will once more inspire an experience of intangible beauty and musical intensity. The idea behind Kabira is to feast one’s senses and spirit on the calm within the chaos of the world’s oldest city and feel that intangible “oneness amongst diversity” preached by Kabir, through the unrivalled power of music, literature and the arts.

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