• Jasma Odan

    Jasma Odan is a romantic ballad. Jasma was a princess who married a man of the Od community, as it was one where the man and his wife did not part, but worked together. This is a famous ballad among the Sarangiya Langa. The narration alternates between instrumental playing and singing.

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    Performer(s) : Askar Khan Langa (Vocals) and Sardar Khan Langa (Vocal & Sindhi Sarangi)
    Collection : AFCP-Gatha Katha Varta
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    Saychi

    Saychi is a romantic ballad about the relationship between a husband and his faithful wife Saychi. This ballad is sung as gatha by the Manganiars, and performed as katha by the Langa musicians.

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    Performer(s) : Multan Khan Manganiar (Vocals) Kalla Khan Manganiar (Vocals & Kamaicha) and Hakam Khan Maganiar (Vocals & Kamaicha)
    Collection : AFCP-Gatha Katha Varta
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    Kachbo

    Kachbo is a ballad based on the life and deeds of Rana Kachbo, who was nicknamed as Kachbo which means a tortoise. Rana Kachbo was known for his generosity. This is a famous ballad among the Sarangiya Langa, though songs about Rana Kachbo are performed by other muscian communities in Western Rajasthan.

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    Performer(s) : Askar Khan (Vocals), Kadar Khan (Vocals & Sindhi Sarangi), Meherdin Khan(Sindhi Sarangi) and Farukh Khan (Dholak)
    Collection : AFCP-Gatha Katha Varta
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    Sorath

    Sorath is a gatha sung by Atu Khan Manganiar of Baiya. It is about the beautiful daughter of Raja Bhoj, who was named Sorath. There are many songs and ballads which feature Sorath, and the muich beloved Rag Sorath is also named after her.

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    Performer(s) : Aatu Khan Manganiar
    Collection : AFCP-Gatha Katha Varta
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  • Achala Khichi

    Achala Khichi, also known as Umade, is a Gatha, which is sung, about the relationship between a husband and wife, - Achala Khichi and his wife, Umade who was a princess, and thus feels superior. It is a romantic ballad, and popular among the Manganiars.

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    Performer(s) : Multan Khan (Vocals), Kalla Khan (Vocals & Kamaicha) and Hakam Khan (Vocals & Kamaicha)
    Collection : AFCP-Gatha Katha Varta
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    Dhola Maru

    Dhola Maru is a very popular gatha sung as a romantic ballad by Manganiars and Langas. The popular romance between Dhola and Maru who were promised to each other at birth but are separated is very popular in Marwar, which is Western Rajasthan. They are held as the epitome of a romantic couple and the name Dhola is oftern used to refer to a lover. This recording is an extract of the Dhola Maru ra Duha sung by Manganiars.

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    Performer(s) : Hakam Khan Kesula (Vocals & Kamaicha)
    Collection : AFCP-Gatha Katha Varta
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    Ugda Bhanej

    Udga Bhanej is a katha about the relationship between Ugam Singh and his uncle. The story illustrates the devotion the nephew "bhanej" has towards his "mama" - the maternal uncle. Ballads with stories that deal with familial relationships are well known in this tradition. This is a katha, which is recited and narrated, and is a story performed by both the Langa and Manganiar musicians.

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    Performer(s) : Latif Khan Langa
    Collection : AFCP-Gatha Katha Varta
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    Ridmal

    This ballad of Ridmal is performed by Askar Khan Langa and Sardar Khan Langa with the accompaniment of Sindhi Sarangi. Ridmal was a Khavadiya Rathod, and the story is about his exploits of getting a horse worth 9 lakh rupees. It is a famous gatha also performed by the Manganiar musicians.

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    Performer(s) : Askar Khan (Vocals) and Sardar Khan (Vocal & Sindhi Sarangi)
    Collection : AFCP-Gatha Katha Varta
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