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Kutle Khan: Sharing the Desert Wind of Rajasthani Folk with Everyone

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Rajasthani folk musician Kutle Khan, known for his mastery over percussion instruments, is all set to present ancient Rajasthani songs in a modern, ‘accessible’ format at the Music Festival Kasauli — MKF 2024. Khan, representing the 14th generation of musicians, aims to introduce the youth to the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.

Khan’s music, a blend of tradition and modernity, resonates with audiences across the globe. His upcoming performance at the Music Festival Kasauli promises to offer a diverse range of sounds, from Rajasthani folk to his unique renditions of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s iconic numbers.

The musician, who has received accolades like ‘Best Folk Singer of the Year’ by the Indian Icon Film Awards, emphasizes the importance of staying rooted in Rajasthani folk music while incorporating contemporary elements to make the genre appealing to younger listeners. Khan’s dedication to preserving Rajasthani folk heritage has earned him a devoted fan base globally.

With a career spanning over 15 years, Khan’s collaborations with artists across genres have enriched his musical experiences. Despite his popularity, the musician remains humble and believes in guiding aspiring musicians, while expressing his gratitude for the opportunity to showcase Rajasthani folk music on international platforms.

As Khan prepares for performances in Maldives and London, he hopes to inspire the youth to embrace their cultural roots and appreciate the diversity of Indian music. His unwavering commitment to preserving Rajasthani folk traditions continues to captivate audiences worldwide, making him a cultural ambassador for Rajasthan.


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