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We are Swaraag - An indo Western Fusion Band!!!

Born in the majestic lands of the Rajasthan, Swaraag is a folk-fusion band hailing from Jaipur. The band brings forth the best of the traditional Rajasthani music amalgamated with modern instruments to create a mellifluous experience for the audience.

The talented band members have spread the magic of the traditional Rajasthani Music in many cities and shows (private and government) with equal success and are quickly becoming a household name and first choice for the show performances.

Today most of the bands are swayed by the popularity of rock and electronic music, Swaraag gives a unique touch to the music with its traditional instruments which sends the ‘Padharo Mare Desh’ message and reminds all the listeners about the warm and welcoming culture of the Rajasthan.

Arif Khan was a freelance musician, who used played ‘Zitar and Sitar’. The first bond of the band was formed in 2014 when the talented Arif Khan met with Pratap Singh in a concert. They both hit right away and after few more meetings and conversations, Arif was convinced with Pratap’s vision that folk music can be evolved to match the taste and expectations of the audiences and ever-changing interest of the listeners. And for the next 8 months, they experimented with the music with other talented musicians-- Wahid Khan on ‘tabla’ and ‘Idris Khan’ on guitar and successfully evolved the folk music out of its limited possibilities and exposed it to the countless possibilities of the modern day instruments.

Meanwhile, the time slipped away like sand from hands and by the end of 2014 the name ‘Swaraag- an Indo-Western fusion band’ was suggested by Pratap and everyone agreed to it. Soon the band started receiving the queries for corporate and wedding events and the day came when the band was introduced to the public with Asif Khan as a lead singer of our band including Sajid Khan on Drum, Hansraj on Khartal, Tashruf Ali on saxophone.

As the band gained popularity, requests started pouring in. The band took the challenge, worked hard, evolved its prowess and came up with new genres for the new generations namely Rajasthani Folk Fusion, Sufi Fusion, Instrumental Fusion, Bollywood Mashup and Gazal.

As the band gained the fame, suggestions for improvement also started pouring in. To meet expectations of the new fans, the team decided to add the octopad or keyboard in the band. But, Pratap’s vision to keep the band acoustic was clear so, rest of the members decided to play (whatever the music) directly via instruments and any electronic help (patches) was ruled out as an option. The band today perform live shows on instruments such as Zitar, acoustic guitar, acoustic drum, and tabla.

Swaraag's performance carries the soul of the folk and Sufi music which includes Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and Punjabi Sufis. Apart from creating unbelievable instrumental fusions, Swaraag mesmerizes the audiences with their jamming sessions, which include the Indian Classical instruments and Western instruments.

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About Arif Khan

Zitar Player

Some people love music, some people learn music, but Arif Khan from Sikar Gharan is a rare gem who was born with the music. During the early days of his childhood he showed the interest in playing Sitar and by the age of six, he started playing instruments. The love of playing sitar filled him and he was further groomed in the art by Ustad Mahmood Khan [father] who made Arif into Arif Khan as...

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About Asif Khan

Lead Singer

The voice of Asif Khan is the voice of Swaraag. A talented singer of Sufi style and Rajasthani folk, he was trained by his father Ustad Mahmood Khan. Asif started showing his talents during the early years of his training and had his first show when he was merely six years old. Formally trained and groomed, his raw, powerful, and versatile voice is the signature style of the band.

His mellifluous voice is what the culture and tradition of Rajasthan are and his singing style reminds the audience of the late...

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    Sajid Khan

    Drummer

    Due to his rhythmic ability, Sajid Khan started playing Tabla when he was mere 7-years old. As he grew older, his interests shifted towards drum and he a long chain of live shows begin. When he was 25....

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    Shahid Hussain

    Tabla Player

    Like the rest of the band members, Shahid was also fortunate enough to have the same person as father and guru “Ustad Shabeer Ahmed”. Talented from the beginning, he started doing ....

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    Tasurf Ali

    Saxophonist

    Tasruf Ali is the youngest trained saxophone and sarangi player among the band members. Apart from playing the saxophone, he also sings the chorus and supports the lead singer Asif Khan. Saxophone is one of the most.....

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    Reyshab Rozzer

    Accousitc Guitar Player

    Rishab is a young Guitar player in the band. He is not a Shakespeare but the melodies of his guitar speak to the souls of the audiences whether it is their first or the hundredth time. When he.....

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    Arif Khan

    Khartal-Morchang Player

    Arif Khan is an expert in playing Khartal - Morchang, which are Rajasthani instruments. As a trained player, he has done various international shows and has 20 years of experience in playing the instruments.....

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    Idris Khan

    Lead Guitarist

    The best quality of Idris is, he plays every single chord with such a dedication as you will be mesmerised by his hold and perfection with minute details.  If you’re looking to fix or mend your beloved....

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    Wahid Khan

    Tabla Player

    I belong to a musical family, And started learning tabla from my Dadu and Guru ‘Ustad Hidayat Khan’. At the age of 5. As the complete surrounding is of musician in our family it is easy for me to adapt to....

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    Hansraj

    Morchang - Khartal

    Though it is just two wooden pieces, But the magic created by them is spectacular. Hansraj has trained in this art from his father ‘Shivji Dholi’ who is known worldwide for his melodious folk singing, Also given..

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    Kishore Kumar

    Acoustic Guitar

    Years of hard-earned success and fame have not changed his down-to-earth attitude. Even though he has become one of the finest guitar player and mesmerised audience across the globe. But he is....

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    Saif Ali Khan

    Tabla Player

    Saif has won the hearts of the people through its beats, rhythm and exciting performances. He is also considered as one of the best Tabla Players from Sikar Gharana His interest in Tabla was aroused by Munir Khan.....

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    Pratap Singh Nirwan

    Manager

    It's been a long journey from designer, developer, travel magazine, event organizer and many more. But still there is one sound comes from my inner soul as something is missing. And there comes. ....

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    Giriraj Purohit

    Manager

    He is backbone of Swaraag, Often known as Detective Daya :) As he is very responsive to investigate the deal in the best possible manner. Though by education he is from commerce background, But has vast knowledge of........

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