MAME KHAN MANGANIYAR

Mame Khan belongs to a family of master singers, who perform a unique, oral tradition since more than fifteen generations. His energy and vocal skill owe much to the influence of his father and tutor, late Shri Rana Khan.

 

Mame Khan’s musical career started in a small, almost medieval village named Satto near Jaisalmer. The golden city of Jaisalmer and its surrounding villages are famous for their rich history of kings and poets, where Muslim and Hindu mystical traditions come together - timeless and beyond borders. Mame Khan is a name that finds special mention and great respect among the folk music circuits of Rajasthan. Today he sings a wide repertoire of traditional Folk and Sufi songs - poets of Sindh and Rajasthan, including Mira Bai, Kabir, Lal Shahbâz Qalandar, Bulleh Shah and Baba Ghulam Farid.

 

The special style of the Manganiyar Folk Music called Jangra includes a universe of songs for all occasions in life.

From traditional wedding songs to welcome songs for a new born child; specially the happy occasions of life are accompanied by the strong and colorful songs of the Manganiyar musicians.