Exclusive Tour to the Music, Dance and Spiritual worlds of Rajasthan, India 2016 with Yuval Ron & Sajida Ben-Tzur

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Take a journey full of rare musical encounters, exquisite dancing, sacred Sufi shrines, stunning landscapes, temples, desert tribal parties and the festive celebrations of Rajasthan.
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14 glorious days – February 14-27, 2016
The sights of India’s impressive landscapes are the glorious backdrop for a special excursion that enables an intimate, unique introduction to India through its tribal musical culture and the special inhabitants of the Rajasthan desert.

Rajasthan (Raj – royal, sthan – land/state) is one of the most colorful states in India. It is a desert region abounding in classical and ancient traditions, where palaces, temples, fortresses and royalty exist alongside villages and tribes.

Music in India, and especially in Rajasthan, is a principal part of religious rituals setting the tone for holidays and wedding ceremonies. This music, played for kings when they went off to battle, accompanies the Sufi festivities and provides entertainment for the high society. Bringing the various religions and classes together, the music of Rajasthan opens a door to the fascinating cultural worlds that are the focus and inspiration for this special journey.

Sajida Ben-Tzur, our tour guide, is a dancer of Kathak classical Indian and the Rajasthani folk dance traditions, an Indian Chef and the daughter of a Sufi Sheikh from Rajasthan. Sajida (pronounced SAJ-DA) has met and worked with many of the most exceptional musicians in this region. This tour facilitates a personal connection with Rajasthan’s landscapes and people through the ears, the eyes and especially the heart!