Ghewar Khan Manganiar
Kamayacha, Vocals

Ghewar Khan is a resident of Hamira in Jaisalmer and is the eldest son of the late Sakar Khan Sahib, who received the Padma Shri for his excellent mastery over the Kamayacha. Ghewar Khan is a great exponent of the Kamayacha and his mastery over the instrument gives continuity to the rich musical traditions of Rajasthan. He often collaborates with musicians from all over the world and is an internationally as well nationally acclaimed artist. Represented in France as a part of the Divana Ensemble along with other folk artists. He is also a good vocalist.

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

Instrument: Kamayacha
Location: Village Hamira, District: Jaisalmer, Pin: 345001, Rajasthan
Phone: +91 9414014886
Event: weddings, festivals, birth, social events, lecture demonstrations, training and educational projects

Other areas of interest: Interested in lecture demonstration, educational projects, attending trainings and meetings