Barmer Boys are global ambassadors of contemporary Rajasthani folk and
Sufi music, seamlessly fusing Rajasthani gypsy folk with beatboxing, carrying forward the centuries-old musical traditions of the Manganiyars. The bands versatility of styles and bubbling energy infuse each performance – from soulful Sufi kalaams and uplifting wedding and celebratory songs to boisterous jams with beat-boxing and live DJ sets.
The group was formed in 2011 at the Amarrass Desert Music Festival in New Delhi, and made their international debut at Roskilde Festival in 2014. They have been featured on MTV’s CokeStudio, BBC, NPR and at major festivals such as Mood Indigo, Bacardi NH7 Weekender, ZIRO Festival of Music, Winnipeg Folk Festival and several others.Their two albums, Kesariya Balm and At Home, have received critical acclaim.
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