Kohinoor Langa and Party
This is a compilation of folk music from Rajasthan, and will particularly appeal to purists of culture and tradition. Unlike other lounge remixes of Rajasthani music, this album presents authentic folk music from the communities of the Langas and Mangariyas.
The 10 tracks cover a range of vocals, percussion, chants, and instrumental pieces. Our pick includes the hearty track Algoza. Those looking for contemporary urban music can look elsewhere, but this album is a good tribute to the folk roots of Indian music. Unfortunately the production of the CD case and liner notes are shockingly amateurish, but don’t let this deter you.
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Author: Madanmohan Rao
Madanmohan Rao is an author and media consultant from Bangalore, and global correspondent for world music and jazz for World Music Central and Jazzuality. He has written over 15 books on media, management and culture, and is research director for YourStory Media. Madan was formerly World Music Editor at Rave magazine and RJ at WorldSpace, and can be followed on Twitter at @MadanRao.