At the heart of Dhoad Gypsies are four brothers from a rich and celebrated musical legacy reaching back through seven generations from the esteemed musical tribal caste of Rajasthan.
Rajasthani music is respected by virtuoso the world over for its emotion and unparalleled rhythmic speed and complexity. Evoking a trancelike state for audience and performer alike,
Dhoad Gypsies embark on a rapturous journey with love, peace and honour at the centre of their lyrical message. Passionate and haunting, their legendary stamina onstage combines sweeping scales and vocals, a traditional Gypsy Rajasthani dancer and stunts by the group’s resident fakir for a truly unforgettable experience.
Directed by Artistic Director Rahis Bharti, Dhoad Gypsies consisting of eight world class musicians.
perform a diverse repertoire of traditional, spiritual and life-affirming Rajasthani folk music and semi-classical North Indian compositions enriched by world folklore on tabla, harmonium, dholak, sarangi, jew harp and castanets.
In Dhoad Gypsies you’ll re-discover Rajasthani music in the characteristic and unique style that is Dhoad.
Dhoad has performed in the following Festivals:
Sziget Festival Budapest, Womad Festival UK ,World Music Festival Chicago, World Music Festival New York, Scène National de Meylan, Scène Nationale d'Annecy, Exposition Internationale Zaragoza 2008, Paleo Festival Swiss, Festival of World Cultures Ireland, Cabaret Sauvage Paris La Villette, Festival d'Ile de France, Festival Pireneos Sur Spain, Festival Intermundiale Rome.
Dhoad has played with muscians like Esma Redzapova – Macedonia, Calle Cerezo et Diego Caresco – Spain, Romano Drom – Hungary and the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio – Italy. Dhoad was chosen to perform in a private concert for Mick Jagger.
Dhoad Gypsies is a collective of consummate, wise and spirited musicians,