The Manganiars consider themselves descendants of the Rajputs and are renowned as highly skilled folk musicians of the Thar desert. Their songs are passed on from generation to generation as a form of oral history of the desert. They sing songs about Alexander the Great, about the local Maharajas and past battles in the region. Manganiars have survived for centuries on the patronage of wealthy merchants in caravan towns, particularly Jaisalmer where there is an important settled community today. The traditional jajman (patrons) of the Manganiar are the locally dominant Rajput community, while the Langha have a similar relationship with the Sindhi-Sipahi, a community of Muslim Rajputs. At times of birth, marriage or any family festivity for their Rajput patrons, the Manganiyar musicians are in attendance to evoke the right mood with songs of the desert and many specially composed songs to praise the patron and his family.
Basic Manganiar Music Instruments : Kamaicha, Khartaal, Dholak, Sarangi, Ravanhatha, Bhapang, Morchang, Etc.
Famous Artists : Bundu Khan, Mame Khan, Ghazi Khan, Chugge Khan, Kutle Khan Etc.
Popular Langa Songs : Nimbuda Nimbuda, Aave Hichki, Aage Aage Kotal Ghudlo, Munkhey Takht Chadayo Heer, Saawan, Kesariya Balam, Ghoomer, Oh Ladli Looma Jhuma, Padharo Marre Desh, Gorband Nakhralo, etc.
At Alankar Musical Group We have complete Langa Artist Team under one roof and we performed many Langa Manganiar Music Shows Across the Rajasthan, India and Abroad.