Oliver Rajamani, creator of “Flamenco India” has worked over decades to bring the deeply misunderstood cultural and historical story of the Romani people – better known as “Gypsies” to the general public through his music. With innovative and original compositions performed solo or with his large orchestral ensemble which include dancers, Rajamani weaves a musical quilt consisting of the rich and colorful melodies and rhythms of India, Romani and Texas cultures.
An Austin World Music award winner, a nominee of the 2008 US Artist Award and the 2014 nominee of the prestigious German world music award in the European Charts, Rajamani has toured internationally and has recorded and performed with poets and artists wide-ranging in style including Gypsy Kings, Willie Nelson, Edie Brickell, L. Shanker, Eric Johnson, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Ustad Aashish Khan, Paravai Munniamma, Jeronimo Maya, Tomasa La Macanita, Dotschy Reinhardt, Robert Bly, Coleman Barks, Paul Maar including performing for the Maharaja of Jodhpur, India, Gaj Singh II. He has been a featured artist on the NPR BBC radio amongst numerous other radio, TV stations and magazines.
Rajamani’s unique musical sound and original compositions are drawn from the spiritual and Gypsy/folk chants of India and the elegant Western orchestral/folk traditions of Europe and the lone star state of Texas.