UK – Desert Charm 2 is the latest live album by the
Nomads Of Rajasthan, on Sense World
Music. It was recorded at the Saptak Festival. The program includes
the wedding song, “Dulha Banaa,” with Barkat Khan Manganiar and Chanan Khan
Manganiar singing about the finery, perfumes and other goods brought as gifts to
the celebration. There are also love songs, a Hindu lullaby, and epic
tales.The musicians featured are: Gazi Khan (arranger, khartal), Bhage Khan (vocals,
manjira), Samad Khan Langa (vocals), Shale Khan Langa (vocals), Barkat Khan
Manganiar (vocals), Chanan Khan Manganiar (vocals), Kachre Khan Manganiar
(vocals), Ghemra Ram Meghwal (vocals), Mahesh Ram Meghwal (vocals), Prabhu Ram
(vocals), Samdar Khan Langa (Sindhi sarangi), Yaseen Khan Langa (Sindhi sarangi),
Ghevar Khan Manganiar (kamayacha), Chanan Khan Manganiar (kamayacha), Karim Khan
(flute, murli), Kheta Khan Manganiar (khartal), Bhunghar Khan (dholak), and
Firoz Khan Manganiar (dholak).
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.