Prahlad Tipanya is one of the most compelling folk voices of Kabir in India today who combines singing and explanation of Kabir in the Malwi folk style from Madhya Pradesh. He has toured the US, and in Feb 2008 was felicitated with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.
Mukhtiar Ali is a Mirasi folk singer from Bikaner and blends the Rajasthani folk idiom with refined classicism, singing the poetry of Kabir, Mira and other Sufi poets like Bulleh Shah. Through the Kabir project, Mukhtiar was spotted by world music circuits and made his Europe debut in July 2007
Mooralala Marwada is a folk singer from Kutch district of Gujarat in western India, and sings the poetry of Kabir along with other poets such as Mira, Ravidas and also the Sufi Sindhi poet Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai.
Shabnam Virmani is a filmmaker and artist in residence at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. 7 years ago she started traveling with folk singers in Malwa, Rajasthan and Pakistan in a quest for the spiritual and socio-political resonances of the 15th century mystic poet Kabir in our contemporary worlds.
She is the founder and Director of the Kabir Project,Bangalore. Inspired by the inclusive spirit of folk music, she has begun to play the tambura and sing folk songs of Kabir herself.
Namrata KartikNamrata Kartik has been working with Shabnam at the Kabir Project since May 2010 as a researcher and archiver. Her extensive training in Carnatic classical music and a passion for music led her to start singing with Shabnam at her weekly home satsangs and now increasingly she accompanies her on stage performances as well.
Bhawari Devi and Party
Bhanwari Devi is a folk singer from Rajasthan. With 'ghoongat' covering her face and a mike in her hand, Bhanwari devi, a woman folk singer in an almost male dominated arena is a virtuoso performer of Kabir poetry.