Faces of India – 287 Rajasthani Musician

Faces of India

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here

Rajasthani Musician

Rajasthani Musician

He is Sumer Khan! He belongs to Bikaner, a city in the north of Rajasthan. Mr. Sumer Khan now works for Suryagarh Resort in Jaisalmer. Sumer is doing what he knows best, singing local songs and playing his flutes and morsing. In the mornings he sits by the window in the resort and plays his flute for at least a couple of hours when the guests are having their breakfast. His sweet music turns the whole atmosphere magical.

I have shared 2 videos of him, both are short ones. You can enjoy some authentic Rajasthani local music.

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27 Responses

  1. Divsi says:

    Absolute treat to the ears! Love Rajasthanj folk and this guy is just so good! Thanks for sharing Indrani 🙂

  2. Lloyd Bazar says:

    Thank you for sharing this Indrani. This makes me want to visit that place. 🙂

  3. noel says:

    I don’t know about the area but the music is delightful and almost sounds medieval, I loved it and what a beautiful person

  4. There’s something about their folk music that mesmerizes you. I have been fortunate enough to see a live performance at Sam Desert and it was beautiful!

    This is a good thing you’re doing; they deserve some exposure.

  5. There’s something about their folk music that mesmerizes you. I have been fortunate enough to see a live performance at Sam Desert and it was beautiful!

    This is a good thing you’re doing; they deserve some exposure.

  6. Leah says:

    Cool series! I love the photo of the flute player in the window. Nice capture.

  7. Carol Colborn says:

    Short post but a refreshing one! Thanks!

  8. Jinksy says:

    I can almost hear the song! ♥

  9. Nancy says:

    Beautiful music and photos! It would be wonderful to begin the day listening to Sumer play his flute 🙂

  10. Holly says:

    This is pretty cool. Nice profile and music.

  11. Gorgeous melody! What a good idea to highlight the stories of locals!

  12. Vyjay says:

    Rajasthani folk music is so soul stirring and soothing. Sumer Khan epitomizes the sweetness of the melodies of Rajasthan. The videos are really uplifting.

  13. Christina says:

    Rajasthan is my favourite place in India and I like photographing the snake charmers in each city.

  14. Sia says:

    I think I haven’t heard Rajasthani folk music before.Would love to visit India one day and see all the colors, hear the music and taste the rich flavors of the food. It is always interesting to see a culture throughout the unique character of the locals.

  15. Filipa says:

    This is such a lovely idea. Introducing people instead of cities. Love the photos! x

  16. Rob says:

    Sumar is a talented musician. His flute playing is lovely. I don’t think I have ever heard of morsing it is a very unique sound.

  17. Talented musicians or any artist for that matter would shine irrespective of the place or time he/she is born and this Rajathani is an example of it..great article

  18. Anita says:

    Great Indrani!
    From the pic itself I guessed that he’s from Rajasthan 🙂

  19. Ami says:

    It is so nice to see and hear them. Have come across them at all major Rajasthani hotels and attractions.

  20. Yogi Saraswat says:

    These artist are our cultural ambassador.

  21. Jeevan says:

    He sounds very sweet! Liked his expression in the first one and he adorns that little balcony by his presence 🙂

  22. Nice videos to refresh our memories

  23. Envious of your soul-soothing experiences, now I am longing to fly to Rajasthan which is my home state. Hearty thanks for sharing.

  24. Asha says:

    Lovely picture and great music. Thanks for sharing the videos !

  25. Carola says:

    I love this series. You write about interesting people everyone. This man is very interesting as well. The music he makes is incredible. I like it.

  26. I have been to this place. This post just made me go down the sweet memory lane.

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