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WORLD STAGES—The Manganiyar Seduction

Friday, November 1, 2019 - Saturday, November 2, 2019

WORLD STAGES

Conceived and directed by Roysten Abel, The Manganiyar Seduction brings together more than 40 singers and instrumentalists from the Rajasthani deserts performing traditional Manganiyar music in an astonishing audio-visual feast.

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The Manganiyar Seduction

Conceived and directed by Roysten Abel, The Manganiyar Seduction brings together more than 40 singers and instrumentalists from the Rajasthani deserts performing traditional Manganiyar music in an astonishing audio-visual feast. The musicians are seated on the stage in a four-story bank of small lighted pods, each pod occupied by a single performer who is illuminated whenever his voice or playing joins the extended piece of music being performed. As the ensemble grows in number and the sound gathers momentum, a dramatic and astounding build-up of musical instruments and voices is created as three generations of the Manganiyar community take you into a world which is even beyond yours or their own.

Recommended for age 10 and up.

Watch and Listen

The Manganiyar Seduction at the 2011 Auckland Arts Festival (trailer)

FESTIVAL TV: Roysten Abel on The Manganiyar Seduction