21 Episodes. Curated by Govind Singh Bhati and Sharon Genevive.
Want to know what culture sounds like? Listen to this glorious series Mehfil-e-Rajasthan. It was a coming together of Mentza a new-age (& new) social audio platform that helps communities to engage meaningfully and the super-talented folk artists from Rajasthan who have been kept away from performances by the life-bending Covid crisis.
As Govind himself says – “Folk music is the music of people. These sessions will recreate the intimacy of authentic folk music gatherings, but above all, we wish to bring you music that blows your mind”. And blown away we were by each of these fantastic artists. Across 21 mesmerising live-audio performances and conversations, each 20-minutes long, Govind introduced us to artists, stories, instruments and music, like we have never known.
Here’s a quick short story to give you a hint of what one could expect when listening to these wonderful sessions:
Shakoor Langa talks about difficulties in learning to play Algoza.