The Manganiars/Langa 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, Sattar KhanEtc.
Popular Langa Songs : Mumal, 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, Loomba Re Loomba, Helo Suno Ji Rama Pir, Holiya Mein Ude Re Gulal, Arrara Kalyo, Instrumental, Jodira Chora, Aage Aage Kotal Ghodlo, Nimbuda, Deego Tharo Dagariyo, Aaja Mhara Balma, Punlo, Diwana Banna, Mumal Chale to le Chalu, Banna Ri Laal Pilli Ankhiya, Manwar ro pyalo sa, Banjaria, Holiya, Ital Pital Ro Bhar Lai Bevdo, Taniya Resham Ki, Dharti Dhora Ri, Jija Tu Kala, Main Gori Ghani, Mor Bole Re, Chirmi, Kesariya Balam ( Welcome Song), Pallo latke gori ko, Mharo Gorband Nakhralo, Nimbooda Nimbooda, Chhaap Tilak Sab Chhini, Duma Dum Mast Kalander, Chirmi ra dala Char, Banna Re Baga Me Jhula, Gordi Kar Solah Singar, Baisara Beera Jaipur Jaay Jo Ji, Udiyo Re Udiyo Dodo Jay Re, Madula la di jo sa, Chaudhary Song, Talariya Magariya, Mehndi Rachan Lagi, Aave Hichki Song ETC.
At Alankar Musical Group We have complete Langa Artist Team under one roof and we performed many Langa Manganiyar Music Shows Across the Rajasthan, India and Abroad.