Rajasthani Caravan 2017 USA Tour
Rajasthani Caravan aims to promote, preserve, and share Rajasthani culture. Performances will include various elements of the Rajasthani arts: colorful costumes, spinning dance of the snake-charmer, devotional singing, unusual instruments, story-telling, and ancient love songs.
Katrina Ji, Dancer & Tour Organizer performs Rajasthani Folk Dances along with UNESCO artists, Ustad Arba Music Group and Junaid Younus (Famous COKE STUDIO and Playback Singer from Pakistan) will play Rajasthani Folk, Sufi and Hindu Music, a unique fusion of India & Pakistan. Juniad's love for Rajasthani culture can be seen through his performance of the Rajasthani Folk Song, Khari Neem on Coke Studios Show “Sound of the Nation” TV Program. Thari is a variant of Marwari dialect of Rajasthani language and is spoken in western parts of Jaisalmer and Barmer districts of Rajasthan in India and eastern parts of Sindh province of Pakistan.
Their first tour was a blazing success across the entire USA over 2 months in 2014. Then, on Feb 3rd 2015 they performed together for the first time at the Jaisalmer Desert Festival along with many other International artists in Rajasthan, India.
Rajasthani Caravan is coming for second USA Tour! Last time we were able to raise the funds needed to cover everyone's flights from India. We are hoping to do it again. As with any arts project, there are many expenses and not a lot of resources. Flights for 5 performers is around $5500. Tour van is around $4500P3 Visa is over $4000Travel expenses are over $2500Misc expenses $8,000Total expenses approx $25,000 Luckily we keep costs down with home stays and cooking daily. As they say "it takes a village". So, we rely on our supporters to help make our tour a success! Are you in?
New York & Philly loved us! Please keep showing your support! We need beer money. Lol Donors at $100+ will be invited to our private party in Seattle on Fri Sept 1.
Shirts are printed and the group has landed! We still need your support! Spread the word about donations and about our shows! Thank you!
Thanks for your donations! Please keep them coming! We put a deposit on tour van today! Thanks to your support. Now we need another $8000 + for flights and then some! Soon, I will gather all the Indian spices, dal and rice etc for the tour. We will load up the van with our instruments, costumes and spices. We cook in the homes where we stay along the way. Keeps expenses down. Thanks for your support!!! This has all been organized by Katrina Ji. She is only a dancer and single mother. We do not have any other resources. Payment from the shows alone is not enough to make this happen.