Feroze Khan Manganiar
Dholak, Vocals

Feroze is a resident of Hamira village in Jaisalmer and also a son of the late Sakar Khan Sahib, who received the Padma Shri for his excellent mastery over the Kamayacha. He is known to be one of the best percussionists in his community. In his musical family, Feroze, apart from playing the dholak, is an exceptional singer and a thinking musician.

“His touring experience spans over twenty years including performances at the Music Village (London, 1991), with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at an event organized by the Asian Music Circuit, in the "From father to son" program conceived and hosted by both Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin in 1995, the Sydney Music Festival held in Australia in 1997, a tour of France, the Festival de Musique Del Mon in Spain 2001, the UCLA program "Mirabai: Hindu Saint" in 2002, at the Theatre Viday in Switzerland in 2003, The Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2005, Light of Asia Festival in Paris 2011, The Folk & Fusion Concert at Saarang Madras 2012, Amarrass Desert Music Festival 2012 and various other internationally acclaimed concerts. Musicians such as Ghewar and Firoze have been able to straddle two worlds - keeping a solid foot in the village life of traditional patronage relation and repertoire while also innovating musical imaginings through collaborations with artists and performers from all over the world. The brothers have toured internationally, most recently in Istanbul Turkey with Divana: Musicians and Poets of Rajasthan ongoing tour.” (Source – amarrass records)

Troupe:  Ghewar Khan Manganiyar, Dara Khan Manganiar, Anwar Khan Manganair, Gazi Khan Manganiar (Barna), Mehruddin Khan Langa, Barkat Khan Manganiar, Bundu Khan Langa and various senior and young artists of Jaisalmer and Barmer.

Location: Village and post Hamira, District: Jaisalmer, Pin: 345001, Rajasthan

Phone: +91 9414150173
Email: kamaicha@rediffmail.com
Other areas of interest: Interested in lecture demonstration, educational projects, attending trainings and meetings