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No More Manganiyar (beggar)  We are Merasi (musician)

New York-based Folk Arts Rajasthan (FAR) together with Lok Kala Sagar Sansthan (LKSS), a community folk arts society based in northwest India, promote education and human rights for the Merasi people of Rajasthan while working to preserve their intangible musical heritage. Learn more

FAR & LKSS Update – What does joy look like?

13-FAR_JOB_BOM_Sartaj swings smWIN Your support and votes led the Merasi to triumph. We’re proud to announce that $5,000 will preserve and perpetuate the unique Merasi legacy while promoting their dignity and self-respect.

A big congratulations to the other winners.

Immense thanks to the EMC Heritage Trust Fund team. We wish the very best to all the finalists in their valuable preservation efforts.










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Celebrate a year of Merasi success with FAR’s annual photo report!

Safeguarding a musical legacy

Creating avenues of social empowerment

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 Music Merasi                                  Musical Narrative Project

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 Merasi School                                 Scholarship