Monday, 22 August 2016

LAKHA KHAN Live @ Lodi - The Garden Restaurant

Janamasthmi celebrations with Krishna Bhajans by Lakha Khan at the next edition of Amarrass Nights@Lodi, Saturday 27th August 2016. 


LAKHA KHAN (Rajasthan, India) - a living legend and the undisputed master of the sindhi sarangi, Lakha Khan is a national treasure. A Sangeet Natak Akademi award winner for his contribution to Rajasthani folk music, and perhaps the greatest exponent of the sindhi sarangi. He was born in the village of Raneri in Jodhpur district, Rajasthan, India into a family of traditional musicians from the Manganiyar community. He was trained at an early age by his father Tharu Khan and later, by his uncle Mohammad Khan, in rendering the compositions of the Multan school of Manganiyars. His first public performances were in the late 60's and 70's under the guidance of the late Komal Kothari, a highly regarded Indian historian and ethnomusicologist. Today, Lakha Khan is one of the last remaining Manganiyars to have mastered this complex instrument and to carry forward the centuries-old musical tradition of Rajasthani and Multani folk and Sufi music. 

Lodi - The Garden Restaurant 
Saturday 27 August| show time - 8:30pm onwards
Ticket- Free Entry
RESERVATIONS - 9818743232
ADDRESS - Opp. Mausam Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India

Dawda Jobarteh Live @ Lodi - The Garden Restaurant

Dawda Jobarteh (Gambia/Denmark) presents Jazz Kora Variations at the next edition of Amarrass Nights@Lodi on 31st August 2016. 

Born 1976 in The Gambia, Dawda is the grandson of Alhaji Bai Konte, the son of Amadou Bansang Jobarteh and the nephew of both Malamini Jobarteh and Dembo Konte. In the world of traditional Manding music, and in particular that of the West African kora, these are serious calling cards and not to be taken lightly. Yet Dawda was not, at first, a kora player and even today his instrument is one acquired after he'd left the land of his birth and settled in Denmark. No, Dawda learnt his music sitting at the feet of his uncle Malamini and playing the calabash. And perhaps it is this training as a percussionist, only coming to the kora later and on his own terms, which makes his music so unique. 


Because make no mistake, Dawda and his music are unique. Clearly the universal language of Jazz permeate his work, but Dawda defies convention to include some deeply personal statements. Politely but consistently, with power and conviction and the support of long-term friends and band members, Dawda Jobarteh brings his mature, contemporary vision to an ancient tradition.

Lodi - The Garden Restaurant 

Wednesday 31st August| show time - 8:30pm onwards
Ticket - Free Entry
RESERVATIONS - +919818743232
ADDRESS - Opp. Mausam Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Read the Lakshman Sagar hotel review on Telegraph Travel UK

"An utterly peaceful retreat for nature-lovers and stargazers. This former hunting lodge, decorated in an engagingly whimsical style, looks out across the barren beauty of Rajasthan’s ‘badlands’. A perfect choice for kicking back and recharging on a cultural tour."

Lakshman Sagar, Rajasthan
Location 
The property is a three-hour drive east of Jodhpur, sunk into natural folds in the soft granite hillocks that surround a small lake where peacocks parade and nilgai antelope come to drink. The small traditional town of Raipur is a 15-minute drive through vegetable farms. 

Style & character
The twin 19th-century hunting lodges have been given an imaginative makeover: splashes of candy pink and baby blue lift the crisp cream plastered walls. Inside there are secluded alcoves, balconies and terraces that capture the breeze and the far-reaching views. A rock-cut swimming pool stretches out below. Across the lake, the 12 thatched rock-and-adobe cottages are embedded in the landscape. The hotel has an eco ethos, sourcing building materials, furnishings and food as locally as possible. More