Facing an audience as they sit in a slight arc dressed in traditional desert attire with the famed dunes of the Thar as the mesmerizing backdrop and presenting a composition that keeps alive a music tradition going back 820 years, the Manganiyars from Barmer add unparalleled color and zest to any celebration. Singing of romance in the darbari (of the royal courts) tradition at all kinds of festivities Multan Khan, Luna Khan and their group perform with the Harmonium, Kamaycha, Dholak & Khartal. Manganiyars, regarded as the most versatile singers and instrumentalists in Rajasthan, are Muslims and serve both Hindu and Muslim patrons. Be it the thematic of the arrival of a royal procession, an ode to a local song bird or a religious ritual sung in the local semi-classical genre called Jangda, the Multan Khan group brings flagrant energy and joy to the presentation. Kurjan songs are typical to this area; Kurjan are demoiselle cranes- migratory birds and their journey has long been interpreted by the local cultures in metaphors of separation from, longing for and union with a beloved which has resulted in a rich heritage of folk songs expressing the same. Multan Khan summons the bird into his renditions in a beautifully imploring and entreating manner. The group sings in an emotive, high-pitched and expressive style experimenting with a lot of rhythmic patterns in the space of one composition.