Critics distinguish Rajamani for having redefined Romani music-more commonly known as Gypsy music-by taking it back to its ancient roots in India.
The 2014 nominee of the prestigious German world music award in the European Charts, Austin World Music award winner and the nominee of the 2008 US Artist Award, Rajamani has toured internationally and has recorded and performed with artists wide-ranging in style including Gypsy Kings, Willie Nelson, Edie Brickell, L. Shanker, Eric Johnson, Ustad Aashish Khan, Jeronimo Maya, Tomasa La Macanita. He has been a featured artist on the NPR BBC radio amongst numerous other radio, TV stations and magazines including live music accompaniment for revered poets including Coleman Barks and Robert Bly.
Rajamani's unique musical sound and original compositions are drawn from the historic 'Romani trail' and the lonestar state of Texas. From India's melismatic folk and spiritual chants, strings and drumming, the raw Arabic tones of the oud, the spirited torch of traditional Gypsy flamenco, to the lonestar country and blues of Texas, Rajamani masterfully creates with no trace of boarders yet paying homage to tradition.
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