“Music of Rajasthan” involved deeply with folk music of Desert. The musicians of desert are hereditary caste musicians who belonged to a very low sector of society. They had a very important role to play in the rural society. There was hardly any ritual, ceremony or festival in desert where the presence of these musicians was not needed. Folk music is like Soul of Desert.
The Director of “Music of Rajasthan”, Praveen Singh Rathore has worked 11 year extensively in the field of Folk Music of Rajasthan. With the music field he also worked simultaneously on social issues. He worked on street kids of Jodhpur. He got “Special Jury Award” in 3rd International Chinh India Kids Film Festival 2009, New Delhi, INDIA for his animation film on Child hood fear.
Praveen Singh Rathore also managed the audio-visual aspects of the “BROOM MUSEUM” (Arna-Jharna museums) it’s Dream Project of Legendry Folklorist Late Padam Bhushan Komal Kothari at Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. He also worked as researcher of performing art of desert similar at Ruapyan Sansthan (Rajasthan Institute of Folklore). He helps many foreign scholars & students to complete their research work on Folk music. Working with desert artists communities of Rajasthan has been a tremendous learning experience for him. He likes taking up new challenges and considers that he has just begun his journey.
“Music of Rajasthan” is an Initiative to collaborate with the various folk performing artists of Rajasthan.
The “Music of Rajasthan” has an aim to present talented folk performing artist to National and International festivals and events around the world.