Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Rafiq Khan Langa at Lodi

Cassical Garden brings its second episode with yet another musical maestro,ready to take you on a musical journey of a fresh kind. Mohd Rafiq Langa is a renowned exponent of the traditional Rajasthani Folk instrument called Khartaal.Rafiq Khan Langa belongs to the famous Langa family of Rajasthan. He is the son of Ustad Rehmat Khan Langa.  The Langa family is globally known for traditional folk singing and playing famous instruments of Rajasthan. Rafiq's father taught him the art of khartaal-playing. By the age of 10, he had started giving public performances. When he turned 15, he began performing on national-level platforms. He has also done various shows abroad in countries like Russia, Pakistan, France, Australia, South Korea, Dubai, Nepal, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Japan, and US. He was awarded with Veena Ghoomar Cassette Award (2003) from Rajasthan.