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Group: Gullu Khan and Group
Gullu Khan is a folk singer from Jangra village in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. He is from the Managaniyar community and is blessed to perform in Hindu’s temple and as well as Muslim’s mosque. He is welcomed by both the religions whether Hindu or Muslim. He has been singing and following his age-old generation’s traditions of cultural folk songs. Talking about the importance of music in his life, he says, that even when a newborn cries in their family, it’s in a perfect melodious pitch! Personally, his favorite genre is Sufi music. As is the case of most popular Manganiyaar singers, his patron is the Thakurs. While he has performed in many countries to date, his favorite place to perform in Paris. He fondly speaks about the importance of education in his and his children’s life. Apart from music, this talented man from Jaisalmer wants his children to be well educated apart from providing them training in music. His children are equally passionate about music and want to pursue it further. His musical themes are deeply inspired by and embedded in the culture of Jaisalmer.
His passion for singing and harmonium playing is manifest in the way he maintains harmonies, rhythms and in sustaining the grace of his instrument and voice throughout while accompanying other vocalists and instrumentalists. He believes it is very important for each artist to understand their folk music in depth. He has a dream to have a collaborative performance with learned musicians from western music, form a group which can perform all over the world to spread love and peace with music. Gullu Khan sings various types of songs like traditional folk, Sindhi Sufi, qawwali, etc. He believes that if he keeps on working honestly and wholeheartedly the Almighty will never let him sleep empty stomach.