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Jodhpur RIFF: Women, musicians strengthen symphony of folk music this year


The 12th edition has more young musicians from Rajasthan’s famed folk tradition of Langa and Manganiyars.

On the opening day of the Jodhpur RIFF, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival now called only by its acronym, five young Langa musicians stood out this year with their elegant Sindhi sarangis and modest morchangs. The folk songs they sang, accompanied by their rare string instruments, celebrated the season, respected the nature, praised gods and goddesses and enthralled the audience. But they also set a different tune to the much-anticipated annual festival held in Jodhpur.

The 12th edition has more young musicians from ...


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