He began studying the bansuri as a child, under the tutelage of Mandan Dev Bhatta, a disciple of Ustad Bishmilallah Khan. While his formal education involved an exceedingly rigorous study and practice of Hindustani music and instrumentation, he nonetheless became intimate with many western musical forms and developed an astonishing facility for improvisation within diverse scale structures. Manose performs in a variety of genres from raga, to Nepali folk and fusion rock. He is widely recognized as Nepal’s premiere flutist and is the recipient of national awards including Nepal’s “Instrumentalist of the Year”.
For the past several years, Manose has been creating music and touring globally with Deva Premal & Miten. He is ever-more popular as a contributing artists for work by everyone from Grammy-nominated Jai Uttal to bluegrass great, Peter Rowan. He has also collaborated with the Chicago Children’s Choir, Snatam Kaur, tabla master Swapan Chowdary, John Densmore of the Doors and The New Maihar Band, an ensemble created by Ustad Ali Akhbar Khan. Even while living in the United States, he still manages to be a vital part of the music scene back home. He is a founding member of the classical raga group Sukarma, his music videos air regularly on Nepali TV, he performs annually in Nepal’s jazz festival. And as a member of the nation’s top rock band, 1974AD, he re-popularized his traditional flute in Nepal where he was the first to introduce it as a rock instrument.
Mangal Dhoni is taken off the album Yoga Ragas, released in 2006. Rabin Lal Shrestha – Tabla; Manose Singh – Bansuri Flute; Uma Thapa – Sitar; Sunita Upreti – Tanpura