BULAT Gafarov - world music composer, unique musician-multiinstrumentalist and singer, collector of musical instruments and ethnographer from Moscow, Russia.
Professionally plays on more than 300 musical instruments from around the world such as: violins, piano, flutes, percussions, didgeridoo, kalimba, jew's harps, drums, topshur, sitar, harmonicas and others. He is fluent in several unique types of singing: throat, oriental, jazz, Russian and beatboxing.
During the concerts Bulat plays about 50 instruments and on several of them simultaneously. Therefore he was nicknamed "one-man band." All musical instruments are in the personal collection of Bulat.
Bulat leader of Toke-Cha band well known to the public as the group plays world music and combines in his compositions sound of ethnic instruments, electronic FXs with fashionable rhythms on the drums and percussions.
Bulat has many joint projects with well-known musicians, theaters, directors, dancers from Russia, Canada, USA, Europe and Asia. His music sounds in many movies, theaters, performances and animations.
Bulat does a lot of work as organizer of extraordinary multimedia shows, ethnographer, collecting folklore in different parts of the world, an expert in folk world music and the creator of a unique encyclopedia of musical instrument.