Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band

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A thrilling performance combining exciting music fusion with stunning dances and mind-boggling feats of strength and skill. 
Originating from Jaipur, the city of the maharajas, the Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band play a range of traditional instruments, including trumpets, trombones, tubas, clarinets and saxophones. Their music blends Indian melodies, driving brass rhythms and traditional Rajasthani folk music with popular themes from Bollywood, jazz, funk, pop, reggae... and even a touch of Hindustani classical music! The spectacle is enhanced by their gypsy dancer -- famous all over India for her 'cobra dance' -- and the fire-eating fakir who juggles with knives and walks barefoot on nails and broken glass. The result of this vibrant synthesis of colour, sound and movement never fails to leave audiences the world over breathless and demanding more.

From the archives of the Asian Music Circuit.