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. He has released multiple solo CDs of bamboo flute music and as a popular contributing artist, has worked with Deva Premal and Miten, Jai Uttal, Peter Rowan, and John Densmore of the Doors.
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