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Group: Amrat Khan and Group
Amrut Khan, at the age of 45, hails from Badura village in Jaisalmer district, is an instrumentalist from Rajasthan who has had more than three decades of experience in the field of music. He comes from the Manganiyar community of Jaisalmer and has been polishing his skills since childhood. He belongs to the Dagga tribe who are supposed to be the descendants of the Managaniyar who would sing for Lord Krishna.
Amrut Khan usually plays instruments like Morchang and Khartal. His versatility is one of his strengths as he has the ability to pick up any instrument and start playing as well as developing incredible skills in it. He comes from the Merari Gharana of music and focuses on storytelling through his songs. These stories are mostly about Rajput royalty and kings who fought battles for their people and dynasty. These historic songs have roots set hundreds of years ago. The melodies have been passed on from generation to generation and Amrut Khan is a part of this process.
Amrut Khan learned music from his father, Rane Khan, who was also a highly skilled musician and played Harmonium as well as Kamaicha. His interest in music began to develop when he was very young due to his father. Amrut Khan has the Bhati family backing him and his group as patrons. With their support, they have performed everywhere within the state of Rajasthan. They have also been to various cities of the country such as Ahemadabad, Chandigarh and Goa for their performances.
Amrut Khan and his group aspire to bring transformation to the Manganiyar community and the lifestyle of people within the community through the prosperity of their musical expertise. These musicians also aim to spread their traditions and culture into the hearts of everyone around the globe.