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Our Team

Abid Ali

 

Abid Ali is the founder member of the band and a vocalist. The heart of Kaafila and his heart beat for music. Abid is leading the ninth generation of his musical legacy. He was born in a family where music is not just an art form but it is a ‘Parampara’. He learned Singing from his grandfather "Late Ustad Abdul Kareem Khan Sahib", his first guru and later on his father "Ustad Shoukat Ali Khan" trained him in Indian classical singing.Abid was a winner of state level light music competition organized by Sangam Kala Group in the memory of Master Madan Mohan...

 

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Firoj Ali

 

Firoj Ali is a proficient Saxophone player. Kaafila is the manifestation of his dreams of bringing the folk culture of Rajasthan before the world. More than a decade of musical tours all over the world, performing at many international and national stages Firoj has proved his art of excellence to the world.He is highly grateful to his French guru Mr. Florant for making him proficient in saxophone. Firoj has an outstanding list of stage shows.

 

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Manzoor Ali

 

Manzoor Ali Khan is the Sarangi player. Sarangi is his first love and he is playing it for more than two decades. He has performed at many national shows and proved his excellence to the native music lovers. Now he is ready for the international exposure and making Saarangi world famous. He learnt the unique and classic instrument Saarangi under the guidance of "Late Ustaad Abdul Kareem Khan" (grand father) and "Ustaad Liyakat Ali Khan".

 

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Kishore Kumar

 

Kishore Kumar is the lead Guitarist for Kaafila. He has such a passion for music that even the demise of his grandfather could not stop him to play the music for the festival. He is a sharp learner of the instrument and can pull you out of the gloomy mood and move you up and down. He learned music from “Darshak Sansthan”. For him music is the rhythm of heart and a medium to communicate his feelings.

 

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Imran Ali

 

Imran Ali is known for Khartaal. He is tremendous at Khartaal and can move a large crowd to go mad. His passion for the music can be easily witnessed in his performances. He has travelled to a number of countries and is on the move.

 

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Sargent Foga

 

Sargent Foga is adept at Tabla. He is an ardent musician from Gorau, Nagaur. His passion for music is much unseen. His mastery over tabla is unequalled and cannot be doubted. He has performed on many national and international platforms. His beats are tuneful, melodic and soul inspiring.

 

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Anwar Hussain

 

Anwar Hussain is the Drummer of the team. He is a solo reaper and can go places alone, but when he is in the band he synchronises with the tunes excellently. Without any company he has travelled a lot with his drum. He has been toMiddle East and many more countries on a winning spree and people had danced to his beats.

 

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Mahipal Foga

 

Mahipal Foga is known for Khartaal. He is tremendous at Khartaal and can move a large crowd to go mad. His passion for the music can be easily witnessed in his performances. He has travelled to a number of countries and is on the move.

 

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