Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan
Witness seven generations of ancient to modern music passed down through the ages in fascinating India.
UNESCO award for Cultural Ambassador of Rajasthan Bestowed upon Rahis Bharti in Tokyo, Japan
District Award by city of Jaipur on the Independence day of India
Rajasthan Gouvrav (Pride of Rajasthan) – Rahis Bharti
The Fryderyk Award (Polish Grammy equivalent) in 2016.
The Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan are a mesmerizing collective of consummate, wise and spirited musicians, vocalists and dancers. With six musicians, one dancer and one fakir/fire-eater the Dhoad Gypsies are dedicated to gathering the leading figures of the Rajasthan musician castes, representing seven generations of ancient to modern music passed down through the ages.
Award-winning founding musician and artistic director, Rahis Bharti, has spent over eighteen years spreading the musical culture of Rajasthan to a worldwide audience. In celebration of his tireless work, Bharti was awarded the 2018 Rajasthan Gouvrav (Pride of Rajasthan) and a 2019 UNESCO recognition as the Cultural Ambassador of Rajasthan. Other awards for the group include the 2016 Fryderyk Award (Poland) and the 2019 District Award from the city of Jaipur.
The Dhoad Gypsies’ new album Times of the Maharajas takes us back to majestic celebrations in palaces of the “Land of the Kings.” Their impressive touring history counts over 1200 concerts in over 110 countries, including performances for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and French president François Hollande. They have collaborated with legendary Macedonian vocalist Esma Redžepova, Algerian artist Cheikh Sedi Bémol, and other artists across Europe. It is no wonder the Dhoad Gypsies are known as The Cultural Ambassadors of Rajasthan.
The Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan have performed over 1,200 concerts in over 110 countries, delighting audiences for the last Eighteen years.
Performing for the honourable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi,
Performing for the President of France, François Hollande,
Birthday party for the lead vocalist of The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger.
Collaborations with “Queen of the Gypsies” Esma Redžepova – Macedonia,
Romano Drom – Hungary,
Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio – Italy,
Cheikh sedi Bémol – Algeria,
Mathieu Chedid – France,
Warsaw Village Band – Poland,
LP Pop Rock star from USA, and
Carmin Belgodere – Corsica.
Sziget Festival – Hungary,
WOMAD Festival UK,
Olympic Games in Greece 2004,
Hong Kong Art Festival,
Paleo Festival – Switzerland,
Formula 1 Singapore,
Capital of Culture Bahrain,
National Day of Dubai,
National Radio & Cross Culture Festival of Poland,
Philharmonic Concert Hall of Koln – Germany,
Festival Notte Della Taranta in (200,000 audience members) – Italy in 2018,
Festival Romafest in Japan in 26 cities, Tokyo, Kobi, Osaka, Kyoto etc,
35 cities in the United States, including: World Music Festival Chicago,Harris Centre Folsom – California,
Theatre Fox Tuscon – Texas,
McCain Auditorium – Manhattan, Kansas,
Canada: Vancouver Symphony Hall, Sunfest Ontario London,
50 years of independence of Algeria,
World Music Festival – Batumi – Georgia,
Festival de la Pitic – Mexico,
Créole world Music Festival – Guadeloupe,
Nuit des Fouviere Lyon – France,
Festival Bout du Monde – Crozon, France,
Elysée Montmartre – Paris,
Parc de la Villette – Paris,
Festival Todos – Lisbonne – Portugal,
Festival Mewazine – Morocco,
Amsterdam Roots Festival – Holland,
Pirineos sur Festival – Spain
Trondheim Festival, Forde Festival – Norway,
Sfinks Festival, Bozar National concert of Brussels – Belgium,
Urkult Festival Sweden,
Etno soi – Finland