The sounds of Rajasthan

The post here shared a lot of fascinating information about Rajasthan and the music coming out of it now. An amazing post filled with amazing music samples.

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If you are tourist in India there is a good chance that you might have heard of Rajasthan. This western dessert state of India gets its name from Raja – sthan meaning the land of the kings. During the middle ages there were a lot of kings here and even today there are dozens of alive and kicking Maharajas living in the province. Rajasthan has been a symbol of royalty, bravery and honor in India for many decades now. But there is also another interesting aspect to the land which often gets overlooked.  With so many royals around, patronage of the arts was substantial in this state when compared to others. Also being at the border India and Pakistan it gained a lot of Islamic influence in some of its culture and so music. I have always been fascinated by the Rajasthani Kartaal and Sarangi. These instruments are a joy…

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