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Group : Shankar Khan and Group
Shankar Khan comes from the village Harba in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. He has over two decades of experience in music. He began to learn music as a teenager and has developed brilliant vocal expertise since then. He took inspiration from the elders of his community who were all Manganiyar musicians and would be invited to sing and dance at the wedding ceremonies of Rajput families in the region.
As Shankar Khan grew up, he realized the requirement of a proper financial support structure in the field of folk music. This lack of opportunities and financial stability in the livelihoods of musicians has been slowing down the development of the musical culture in the state. Although the musicians do receive the support of royal Rajput families it is mostly in the form of rewards for their performances.
Shankar Khan wants to create an environment in which this art form receives more support from as many individuals as possible in order to retain its former glory and preserve it for the experience in its truest form. He wishes to accomplish this through his music and the methods of creating more melodies to support the cause and create awareness.