Musafir - Folk Dances From Rajasthan, India Kalpana Image Archives - Dancers and dances from the world
Hameed Khan is from a musical family and a renowned tabla player from Rajasthan (India). Since 1984, he has been based in Paris though he maintains active and close links with India. His is maestro of Musafir, the group presenting singular music, spectacle, dances of the nomads of Thar desert and is also founder leader of Kawa Barassband. He has collaborated with various international artists and has different music albums to his credit. He was in Bologna in November 2007 for a concert organised by CIMES (department of music and performing arts) of University of Bologna. The artists of his group, representing different castes and religions of India, wove magic with their wonderful voices, the songs of sufi mysticism and prayers, the music of dholak, harmonium, khartal, double flutes, etc. Subni Sapera (from snake-charmers group of Rajasthan), the dancer of the group, young and delicate, and yet confident, uninhibited, sensual and ever smiling, presented a spell binding performance that combined desert dance steps with acrobatics, knives, glasses and vases. A wonderful evening that was filled with applause of the houseful hall of Aula Absidale in Bologna.
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