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Roysten Abel - The Manganiyar Seduction Album

Roysten Abel - The Manganiyar Seduction Album

Performer: Roysten Abel
Title: The Manganiyar Seduction
Released: 2010
Cat#: AMAR001
Country: India
Label: Amarrass Records
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Roysten Abel - The Manganiyar Seduction Album


1Alfat In Bin Un Bin1:06:59


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
AMAR001Roysten Abel The Manganiyar Seduction ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gat)Amarrass RecordsAMAR001India2012


  • AlgozaHabib Khan
  • BapangKutla Khan
  • ConductorDaevo Khan
  • DholBabu Khan, Joga Khan, Sattar Khan, Swaroop Khan
  • DholakBugra Khan, Butta Khan, Mansoor Khan, Rahmat Khan, Roshan Khan
  • EngineerS. Manoharan
  • KamanchaBakse Khan, Dhara Khan, Ghamsu Khan, Hakkam Khan, Kanwaru Khan, Kode Khan
  • KhartalAmeen Khan, Bhugda Khan, Daewo Khan, Shokat Khan
  • Lyrics By [Poetry]Bulleh Shah
  • Mastered ByShiva Kumar
  • Mixed ByShiva Kumar
  • MorchangKutla Khan
  • MurliAchar Khan, Chuge Khan
  • Recorded ByS. Manoharan
  • SarangiHabib Khan , Shamsuddin Khan
  • VocalsBagga Khan (tracks: Section Four), Barkat Khan (tracks: Section Two), Buta Khan (tracks: Section Three), Deu Ram (tracks: Section Four), Gulu Khan (tracks: Section Two), Hakam Khan (tracks: Section Two), Hakam Khan Kisola (tracks: Section One), Jalal Khan (tracks: Section One), Jame Khan (tracks: Section One), Jamil Khan (tracks: Section One), Kheta Khan (tracks: Section Three), Mame Khan (tracks: Section One), Mula Khan (tracks: Section Two), Mushtaq Khan (tracks: Section Three), Talab Khan (tracks: Section One)


From obscure villages around Jaisalmer and Jodhpur and Barmer in western Rajasthan, comes a musical tradition that has digested and belted out melodies from everywhere between Persia and the Punjab for several centuries. This is the music of The Manganiyars: a community of Muslim court musicians whose royal patrons may have disappeared because of circumstances of history, but whose music lives because its practitioners cannot live without it.

The Manganiyars, as the roots of the name suggests, asked for alms in lieu of entertainment, performing at marriages, deaths and births: something they continue doing today. They converted to Islam some 400 years ago, an event that only enriched the already entrenched folk tradition of Rajasthan and Sindh with the import of words and tunes and instruments (like the the kamancha, a three-stringed ancestor of the violin, which has a bowl shaped resonating chamber covered by goat skin) from as far away as Azerbaijan.

Their music is complex and secular, its roots spread wide, though chiefly in Hindustani classical music. But its delivery isn’t bound by the set rules of this tradition. The Manganiyar splits notes into improbable fractions, keeps beat with his eyes, shifts tempo as suddenly and effortlessly as a gust of desert wind moves a dune.

A number of instruments are employed in a performance such as the one on this record. The rounded kamancha; the sarangi, arguably the most difficult Indian instrument to master, it has up to 40 strings, most of which hum as they are caressed by the bow while the three main strings are guided towards notes by the fingernails of the player; there is the algoza or double flute; the tiny, but potent, morchang, held delicately in the performer’s mouth, its taut reed is plucked to produce twangs that talk; then there is the khartal, just two smooth pieces of wood, held in each hand, that are made to converse in the intricate language of claps by gravity and the magic in the palms that hold them.


The Manganiyar Seduction. a stunning audio-visual spectacle concieved and directed by Roysten Abel. Coming to Purana Qila on November 27, 2010. Your Rating. Overview . Roysten Abel is a noted Indian theatre director and playwright, known for devised theatre and plays involving folk performers, and productions like Othello in Black and White, Flowers, The Manganiyar Seduction, and A Hundred Snake Charmers. Born in Kerala, he grew up in Palakkad, Kerala and did his schooling from Good Shepherd International School, Ooty. Thereafter he joined Christ College, Bangalore to study commerce, however he determined to not joining his family business, he left it and joined. The Manganiyar Seduction - by Roysten Abel: This is a must listen for those who love Sufi music and music from the Indian sub-continent. Performed by over 40 accomplished musicians from the Manganiyar community of Rajasthan, India, the album features a single 67 minute track - Alfat In Bin Un Bin written by the Sufi mystic Bulleh Shah. The album starts off in a slow tempo also called alaap, with percussion, vocals and rhythm elements added in progression, leading to a heady culmination with all 40 musicians singing and performing the chorus verse. Shop 1 records for sale for album The manganiyar seduction by Various on CDandLP in Vinyl and CD format. All fields Artist Title Artist Title Label Seller Item . Select a specific format: All formats Album CD CD Album CD Single CD Maxi Vinyl records LP 7 inchs 7 inchs SP 7 inchs EP 12 inchs 78 rpm 10 inchs DVD VHS Cassette Clothing T-Shirt Others. Featured items. Music theatre performance The Manganiyar Seduction by Roysten Abel performed in Holland Festival 2009. In a magic box décor inspired by the sex cabins in Amsterdams red light district, 43 musicians sit in 33 stacked red-curtained cubicles framed in cheap carnival lights. The curtains open one by one, and the build-up of musical instruments and voice unfolds into an orgiastic spectacle of melody, rhythm and song. The Manganiyars are a community of Muslim musicians from Rajasthan, India. They developed into itinerant folk musicians performing gypsy-like classical Indian music for all occasion. Courtesy of Roysten Abel. This event has passed. Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Centers Frederick P. Rose Hall, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center false MMDDYYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178. Roysten Abel, concept and director Deu Khan, conductor With Manganiyar musicians. Performance Details. In 2009, theatre director Roysten Abel had staged a theatrical concert, The Manganiyar Seduction, featuring over 40 Manganiyar folk musicians from Rajasthan. The set design was partly inspired by the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur and partly by the red-light district of Amsterdam. While working on the live album, Abel met a group of children from the community, who were full of spark. After being exposed to the regular school system, all their qualities were drained out of them, he says. The 11-piece group is the brainchild of Roysten Abel. Roy graduated from the National School of Drama in 1994 and went to apprentice with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and founded the Indian Shakespeare Company in 1995. After that, he started to work with street performers like magicians, snake charmers, jugglers, acrobats, impersonators, puppeteers, musicians, etc. But its performance is not bound by the set rules of this tradition. The Manganiyar cuts notes into improbable fractions, keeps beat with his eyes, changes tempo as swiftly and effortlessly as a blast of desert wind moves a dune. A number of musical instruments are employed in their show