BASSANT, Music & Dance From Rajasthan

Bollywood Maharaja Orchestra,
Bassant, Gypsies of Rajasthan,
Bollywood-Klezmer Fusion Band,
Begam Batool Project,
Bollywood Maharaja Brass Band

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A unique creation with the beautiful meeting of Indian and European artists to perform a fusion of Indian melodies with Indian and Western instruments.
Anwar Hussain, lead artist of the group and 6 musicians will make you sing and dance on your favorite songs from the 1950s to the present day.
The group has performed on many international stages such as the
Holi, festival of colors at the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris,
Lemon Festival in Menton,
Doha Film Institute in Qatar,
Gustave Hall at the Eiffel Tower,
Foire de Paris,
For the election of Miss India in France,
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.

The group is born from the beautiful meeting between artists of different religions and social classes.The group Bassant plunges you in the heart of their region of origin, to the discovery of the traditional dances and music of North India.

Take you on a musical journey to the land of Maharajas for an authentic show.
On the program, a performance of kalbelia, also called snake dance. Recalling the movements of the reptile, this sensual dance was born in the gypsy caste Kalbelya/Sapera known for their talents as snake charmers and healers.

At the sound of the Indian harmonium, dholak, tabla, also discover the impressive bhawai dance, performed by women in spectacular costumes, composed of several pots arranged on top of each other, inspired by the life of the women of the Thar desert.

Bassant is a group of 6 musicians accompanied by 1 dancer Kalbelia (Sapera) from Rajasthan.
- Singer and Harmonium player,
- Double Flute and Dholak (percussion of North India),
- Sarangi player,
- Tabla player,
- Singer and Khartal, Morchang and Bhapang,
- Kalbelia (Sapera), Fakir dancer

The group has participated in festivals at the national and international levels. Such as International Festivals of world music in France, Switzerland, Hungary, Spain, Italy, Belgium etc ...

participating in

  • WOMEX 2022
  • WOMEX 2021


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