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Dhoad Gypsies' new album 'Root Travellers' released

Dhoad Gypsies' new album 'Root Travellers' released

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Dhoad Gypsies’ new album “Roots Travellers” and Live DVD was released on October 16th, 2010 at the Institut du Monde Arabe. This latest venture from the Dhoad gypsies is the fruit and inspiration of many years of travel and collaboration with musicians (African, Reggae, Flamenco, Macedonian, Sufi, Gypsy, Gnawa…) around the globe in the world music sphere.

 

Rajasthani music is respected by virtuoso the world over for its emotion and unparalleled rhythmic speed and complexity. Evoking a trancelike state for audience and performer alike, Dhoad Gypsies embark on a rapturous journey with love, peace and honour at the centre of their lyrical message. Passionate and haunting, their legendary stamina onstage combines sweeping scales and vocals, a traditional Gypsy Rajasthani 'kalbelia' dancer and stunts such as 'fire-spitting' by the group’s fakir.

 

 

Dhoad Gypsies- Root Travellers

 

Dhoad Gypsies is a troupe of eight world class musicians who play tabla, harmonium, dholak, sarangi, jew harp and castanets to create a diverse repertoire of traditional, spiritual and life-affirming Rajasthani folk music and semi-classical North Indian compositions enriched by world folklore. At the heart of the Dhoad Gypsies are four brothers from a rich and celebrated musical legacy reaching back through seven generations from the esteemed musical tribal caste of Rajasthan. The group is led by the young and charismatic Rahis Bharti who is the artistic director of the troupe. He is the creative force behind the Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan and the Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band.

 

Dhoad Gypsies have performed at various international festivals and concerts spanning more than 600 performances over the past 6 years. In France, they have performed at Scène National de Meylan, Scène Nationale d'Annecy, Exposition Internationale Zaragoza 2008, Cabaret Sauvage Paris La Villette, Festival d'Ile de France,...