BARMER BOYS (Rajasthan, India) are the ‘Global ambassadors of contemporary Rajasthani folk and Sufi music’, seamlessly fusing ‘Rajasthani Gypsy Folk with beatboxing’ and carry forward the centuries-old musical traditions of the Manganiyars. The bands versatility of styles and bubbling energy infuse each performance - from soulful Sufi kalaams to uplifting wedding and celebratory songs, to boisterous jams with beat-boxing and live DJ sets.
The group formed in 2011 at the Amarrass Desert Music Festival in New Delhi, and made their international debut at Roskilde Festival in 2014. They have featured on MTV CokeStudio, BBC, NPR and at major festivals such as Mood Indigo, Bacardi NH7 Weekender, ZIRO Festival of Music (x2), Winnipeg Folk Festival, and many more. They have also collaborated with leading artists from around the globe including A.R.Rehman, Bombino, Gabacho Maroc Connection, Vieux Farka Touré, Baba Zula, and more.