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Ustad Hakim Khan

In an inconspicuous little village in the Barmer district of Rajasthan, we found living legend, Ustaad Hakim Khan. Khan, who immersed himself in music at the tender age of six, is now 71 and one of the last kamaicha players in the world – not to mention, among the most prolific. His 400-year-old instrument is fashioned simply, from mango tree wood and goat leather, yet capable of a rich and complex depth of sound, delivering six stunning Raags: suhav, sorat, sarang, maru, dhani and gund malhar. While the maestro lives a humble life in Hadwa today, he once resided in Paris and travelled the globe, imparting his wisdom and prowess to students from around the world.

My Sessions

Welcoming the Dawn – Morning Folk Music with Fakira Khan, Kutal Khan and more

Palace Terrace (Inner Palace)

Enjoy the sunrise and welcome the morning with folk melodies sung in an unamplified, intimate setting with Fakira Khan, Kutal Khan, Hakim Khan and more

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Folk Music Performance: Instrumental Showcase

Annexe Lawns

Morchang Showcase and Lehkari-style Bhapang Showcase with Ugam Dan Ji on the veena, supported by Hakim Khan on kamaicha and an instrumental showcase of the algoza, matka and kamaicha featuring folk artists, Hakim Khan, Taga Ram Bheel and Chagna Ram

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Kingdom of the Kamaicha- Folk music performance by Hakim Khan, Bariam Khan, Kutla Khan and featured artists

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