An ancient band of nomads living in the hills of northern India has taken the reins of a musical genre that was once the domain of royalty.
In a band of horse-riding nomads called the Bfr Band, the music has been a source of inspiration and celebration for generations, and a source for inspiration for generations of singers and musicians.
“I’m really pleased to be a part of this band of the Bfrs, which is really important to me, because they are an important source of knowledge and inspiration for us,” said the band’s frontman and guitarist Rishi Kapoor.
“This is the only Indian band that plays rock music.
So this is a very important band for us.”‘
Bfr Band’ is the first non-Western band to take over the reins from the Indian royal family.
They played their first gig in the 1970s, before the Indian government cracked down on the band, and the band went into a period of hiatus in the 1990s, during which time Kapoor and co-members began a solo career.
In 2013, the band resumed touring.
“We have been playing for more than two decades now and I can’t imagine it would have happened without the Bs,” Kapoor told Al Jazeera.
“It is the music of the people, it is the musical heritage of the region.”
Rock band culture is not a new phenomenon.
In fact, there are several examples of bands in India that have been operating independently for decades.
In 2015, the Indian classical music magazine Kannada magazine published a list of the 100 most influential musicians of India.
This list was based on research by the National Institute of Theatre and Performance (NITP), which ranked the best performing Indian rock musicians according to a criteria of musical, lyrical and cultural importance.
Kapoor and the BFr Band are among those musicians who have been inducted into NITP’s list.
“As a musician, I feel that the band of horses is the key to a successful musical career,” said Kapoor, a musician himself who studied at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
“In rock music, the guitar, the drums, the bass, the vocals, all these things are instruments of power and they are important instruments for the band.”
Kapur said that in the last 20 years, rock bands have become increasingly popular in India, as people are now able to hear and understand their music on a daily basis.
“The people have grown more educated about the art of rock music,” he said.
“They can hear it on the radio, on television, on the internet.”
But it is not the music that people hear, they hear the music.
It is the story of the music and the people.
“Rock music has also inspired other musicians.
Rock music is very important for India, especially in the south. “
It is really inspiring to me because they play a really important part in the history of India,” Kapur said.
“Rock music is very important for India, especially in the south.
The music of this region is so important.
It’s the source of their culture, their identity, and it’s the instrument that they use to express their feelings.”
Rock bands are a rare form of music in India.
The country has no formal rock music scene.
In India, rock music is mainly heard on TV or in the bars of local bars, but it is rarely performed on the streets.
This is not an isolated phenomenon.
There is also a music scene in the US, Australia and the UK that is similar to the Indian one.
However, the rock music of India is far from being exclusively Indian.
“There is a rock band in France called ‘Cajun’ that plays an American rock music style,” said Nisha Kumar, a professor of cultural studies at the National University of Singapore.
“In the United States, there is also an Indian rock band called the Mango Brothers.
In the UK, there’s a rock group called ‘Aerosmith’, which is in the UK.
Rock bands from other parts of the world also play in the world.
But they are rare in India.”
Kumar said that despite the band being in the forefront of the Indian music scene, it has not received the same recognition from the music industry.
“There are some artists in India who are doing very well, and they have not been recognised,” she said.
The Bfr bands have also not been able to achieve international recognition.
“As far as I know, there have been no awards in Indian rock music since 2008,” Kumar said.
Rishi Kapur, who has performed as the band guitarist in the past, said that the lack of recognition from Indian music industry and music-industry bodies had caused friction between the band and its fans