Bopa nomadic gypsy people, Pushkar, Rajasthan Desert, India.
During the Pushkar Camel Fair, Anja and Krishna Bopa spend their days
walking through the desert between the camel caravans, offering their
Camel drivers hire them for a few coins to hear one of their five-minute
ballads. Bopa people sing as a duet, alternating between each rhyme.
They depict historical events and cultural facts, and are passed down
orally from parent to child for generations.
The Bopa Gypsy people of Rajasthan follow the path of their ancestors.
All of them still make their livelihood from music and chants they
perform for small monetary donations. Bopa people establish their camps
on the outskirts of towns. They travel to Indian fairs and festivals in
the hopes of finding enthusiasts of their musical ballads.