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Oliver Rajamani performs his annual "Moonlight Tanz" concert series this year featuring Nefesh orchestra and Alia Mohammed and Ravaan MiddleEastern dance company.  Rajamani's shows are always memorable, unique and full of passion.

10% off lunch or dinner at the Clay Pit Restaurant with ticket to Moonlight Tanz - 2012 on the day of show only MAKE RESERVATIONS

Claypit is located on 1601 Guadalupe,Austin, TX 78701 Phone : 512 322 5131?



In addition to his successful solo career, Rajamani has performed/recorded with International artists such as Willie Nelson(Texas Country artist), Edie Brickell(American singer songwriter), Eric Johnson(American guitar legend and Grammy winner), Glen Velez(Grammy winner), Gypsy Kings(Grammy winners and Rumba Flamenco ), Joel Guzman(Grammy Conjunto music), Arthur Brown( the God of Hell Fire – Rock and Roll legend), Cindy Cashdollar(Texas Country slide-steel(Texas Hall of Fame), Carolyn Wonderland(Texas Blues), Blues Boy Hubbard (Texas Blues and Hall of fame), Aloke Dutta (renowned Tabla mastero), Paravai Muniamma (Tamil folk sensation), Bob Livingston(Texas Country), Dale Watson(Texas Country), Freddie Kaydahzinne(Apache singer and great great grandson of Chief Cochise), Lourdes Perez(Puerta Rican singer), Matt Hubbard(Texas music) and many many more traditional artists and Roma/Gypsy musicians such as Rumen Shopov(Bulgarian) Dotschy Reinhardt(from the famous Django Reinhardt family), Erika Lakatos (Hungarian), Kalman Balogh(Hungarian cymbalam), Tom Riepl(Germany Electric Guitar master,) and more. He has had the great honor of meeting and playing for Paco De Lucia(the Flamenco master) at his request as well as Dr. Vijayalakshmi Navaneedhakrishnan(Indian Tamil folk singer), He has been an honorary Austin, Texas celebrity guest at many events where he has sung on stage with Texas stars such as Willie Nelson, Lyle lovett, Ray Benson, Eric Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and many many more. Rajamani's music has also been used in many movies including Turk Pipkins “Nobelity”.

Rajamani released his book of poems “The Red Road” in spring of 2012. Rajamani has given musical accompaniment for great poets and storytellers such as Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, David Whyte, Neomi Shihab and renowned German children aurthor Paul Maar. Rajamani has also performed for the Maharajah (king) of Jhodpur, India, Gaj Singh II, Lama Khen Riponche, Prince of Qatar.

He has also been interviewed on BBC World-NPR radio station by Steven Cueves as well as the International Sony Prime TV "Andaz",  Tamil Jaya Television Station and the national Dhoor Dharsan television station of India amongst many other numerous international magazines and radio stations.

In 2008 Rajamani was a nominee for the US Artist award. Only very few artist are nominated annually nation-wide in USA for this award.

Rajamani is an international touring act having toured in India, USA, Canada, Burmuda, Germany, Israel, and Nepal

Oliver Rajamani,is a Texas musician whose music and life is challenging to describe. Critics distinguish him for having redefined Roma(Gypsy) music by taking it back to its original roots in India, the historic homeland of the Roma(Gypsy), as well as blending Indian and Roma music with Texas blues, country and western classical music. He has thus created an unique Texas musical sound of his own which he calls “Texas Gypsy”. Rajamani's music is a sound that is at once foreign and familiar. Drawing upon ancient Eastern traditions, his music resonates in a deep place within its listeners, while remaining accessible and satisfying to the foreigner’s ear.

Rajamani's unique musical sound is the synthesis of ancient traditional elements of the 'Romani trail.' From India's melismatic folk and spiritual chants, strings and drumming to the raw Arabic tones of the oud, to the spirited torch of traditional Roma (Gypsy) flamenco to the lonestar country and blues sound of Texas. Rajamani takes his audience on a spiritual and historic musical journey from India through the Middle East into Europe portraying the journey taken by the Roma (Gypsies) from their homeland of India to their first recorded appearances in Eastern Europe in the 14th century. Rajamani sings in various exotic languages such as Tamil, Marwari, Spanish, English and more. He blends the eastern musical elements with western musical elements such as Texas blues and country and classical strings bringing his audience to his personel life in Texas. Austin, Texas is home to some of the most important historical archives of the Roma(Gypsy) and also supports a thriving international musical community.

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Boyd Vance Theatre (Carver Cultural Center)
1161 Angelina St,
Austin, TX 78702