Nepalese Indian flute (bansuri) maestro Manose has spent the past 10 years touring the world and recording chart-topping albums with Deva Premal and Miten. As well as collaborating with artists as diverse as Grammy-nominated Jai Uttal and bluegrass musician Peter Rowan, Manose has released multiple solo CDs, including Dyhana Aman: Meditation of No Mind.
Manose’s hometown, Boudha, Nepal, stands on the ancient route from the Himalayan mountains down into the Kathmandu valley. It was there that eight-year-old Manose fell in love with bamboo flute music when one night a breeze wafted its song through his bedroom window. Manose has since made a demanding study of Indian raga music, acquiring technical mastery and an astonishing ability to improvise.
What People are Saying About Manose
“What transpires when Manose puts his lips to a flute is supernatural...hypnotic, sacred, seductive, simple, air through bamboo.”
“The sound of Manose’s flutes, are the sound of the Gods...there is a direct link. If you’re open to it, they will speak through him.”
—John Densmore, The Doors
“There is probably no one who has taken the bansuri more places and given it a greater expressive range.”
—India Currents magazine