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Presented by Pragya Tiwari
Sound: Anshul Kumar/Kavi Bhansali
Special Thanks - Gurpal Singh
From S.K.'s Terrace in CR Park
Kaluram Bamaniya leads the Bairaag Kabir Lok-Bhajan Mandal, from the Malwa belt of Madhya Pradesh. This area is known for the 'Bhajan Mandalis', folk groups, that sing words of the mystic poets, especially Kabir, Meera, Surdas and others. There is a very strong branch of the Kabir panth (a sect that follows Kabir's philosophy) here, and almost every village has a team of musicians who sing through the nights on a regular basis. This music traditionally accompanies rituals and ceremonies or is sung at festivals.
KaluRam Bamaniya was born into a family of singers. His Grandfather, father and uncle were a well-known group that sang the verses of many saint poets including Kabir, Gorakhnath, Meera and performed not only in their village but in the entire district. Since he was about nine years old, Kaluram started accompanying them on the manjeera and slowly learnt the songs they sang. 1989 onwards he has performed independently on All India Radio and has been doing many programs across the state. Much more than a profession, he considers music and especially the words of the saint poets that he sings, his way of life. His immersion into the spirit of the words and music clearly reflects in his beautiful rendition.
Kaluram and his troupe do not have a website, in fact, they are very unaccustomed to the internet and modern telecommunication. He can however be contacted on his phone - +91 98264-00632 and at the address below.
Gram Kanheria, Tehsil Tonk Khurd, Post Nandel, District Dewas, Madhya Pradesh - 455116
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