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Asin Khan Langa

Asin Khan Langa is a vocalist and sarangi player who performs folk music and Sufi poetry sung to both traditional and improvised accompaniment. As a member of the Sarangiya Langa musical community from the deserts of western Rajasthan, India, he began performing the sarangi with his father at the age of 11.

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  • Country of origin:
    India
    Domain of expertise:
    Performance
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    Status:
    Finalist

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About the Artist

Asin Khan Langa is a vocalist and sarangi player who performs folk music and Sufi poetry sung to both traditional and improvised accompaniment. As a member of the Sarangiya Langa musical community from the deserts of western Rajasthan, India, he began performing the sarangi with his father at the age of 11.

Since then, he has developed his career touring worldwide with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, participating in major music festivals, and performing alongside renowned Indian artists such as L. Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurthy, and A.R. Rahman. He is also a highly sought-after musician on All India Radio. In addition to his solo work, he is currently working on collaborative projects with the Brian Molley Quartet, a jazz ensemble based in Glasgow, and with his international band Maru Tarang, which he plays in with Australian singer-songwriter and blues guitarist Jeff Lang. Unlike many young Indian musicians who move to the city to develop their careers, Langa has chosen to stay in his rural village and earn his livelihood nurturing the legacy of his artistic traditions by teaching vocal repertoire and sarangi.

He is currently organising a residential training camp managed and facilitated by the Rajasthan International Folk Festival, in which young musicians will be instructed by masters of the Sarangiya Langa community.

Asin Khan Langa

Asin Khan Langa is a vocalist and sarangi player who performs folk music and Sufi poetry sung to both traditional and improvised accompaniment. As a member of the Sarangiya Langa musical community from the deserts of western Rajasthan, India, he began performing the sarangi with his father at the age of 11.