MUSCAT: A musical tale originated in the beginning of year 2015, and culminated with the springing of a musical collaboration of four young lads, with a symbolic team name, Red Khanjars.

Powerful in their intonations, passionate in their rendition and rhythmic in their beats, they are all set to create a strong reputation of multi cultural and multi lingual strains in the musical arena for music lovers. Their strong forte lies in their endeavour to spread music far and wide. Co-ordinating with various organisers to arrange performances under their guidance, Red Khanjars wish to spread the essence of their music to a larger audience.

The Red Khanjars focus on musical pieces in English, Hindi and Arabic languages.

The quartet of Red Khanjars:

Haitham Rafi: Lead singer

Adjudged the winner in Muscat Icon 2013, Rafi perceives music as soulful and is at ease with any musical piece. He has done many shows in Dubai, Bahrain and Kuwait and proved his mettle in music.

Music flows in his genes. His father, Mohammed Rafi is a well known singer in Oman, and his sister, Asma Mohammed Rafi, wooed Zee TV viewers when she participated in the music competition Sa Re Ga Ma 2009 .

Santrupth G R Vedanthi: Acoustic drummer

A student of Class 8 at Indian School Muscat, Santrupth became the youngest to attain Grade 8 in drums at Trinity College of Music, London.

Highly talented and deft, young Santrupth started drumming at an amazingly tender age of three. Dexterous in percussion, he has, to his credit, numerous performances on various stages alongside famous musicians in Muscat and in India. He had a rare opportunity to play with Gino Banks, Dilip Doshi and Arun Kumar, the renowned trio from the world of drumming.

Santrupth has started dedicating his performances for the cause of cancer awareness. Supplementing this gesture, the legendary percussionist, Sivamani extended his full support and was glad to make a contribution, too.

Ahmed Juma al Balushi: Dollak

He has performed in many shows in and out of Oman too. Balushi enjoys playing the beats on his Dollak and contributes to the background effect.

Shabib al Balushi: Guitarist

Recipient of the Red Bull Best Guitarist Award in Oman, Shabib has been playing the guitar since 2010. He has performed in many programmes in and out of Oman.

Red Khanjars presented a melodious musical slot at the recently held Mega event organised by the Indian Social Club at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

The stage was perfectly set for Red Khanjars, as the audience present that evening was awestruck and demanded an encore! Applause renting the air and their music reverberating, there was no looking back, for the Red their maiden stage performance .

SOURCE: Muscat Daily