Rajasthani Songs

Rajasthan has a diverse collection of musician castes, including Langas, Sapera, Bhopa, Jogi and Manganiar. There are two traditional classes of musicians: the Langas, who stuck mostly exclusively to Muslim audiences and styles, and the Manganiars, who had a more liberal approach. Traditional music includes the women’s Panihari songs, which lyrically describes chores, especially centered on water and wells, both of which are an integral part of Rajasthan’s desert culture.