The Kennedy Center

Rhythm of Rajasthan



Biography

Featuring driving percussion and hypnotic instruments such as the sarangi (bowed lute) and algoza (double flute), Rhythm of Rajasthan performs a diverse program, ranging from vibrant and joyous folk music to ecstatic Sufi songs. The ensemble, comprised of five musicians and a dancer, was founded in 2007 by Nitin Nath Harsh, an active member of the folk art community. The ensemble members represent the Langas and Manganiyars, groups of hereditary professional musicians sponsored by wealthy landlords and aristocrats for generations. Rhythm of Rajasthan aims to create an exciting fusion of these communities’ traditional rhythms and melodies.
Rhythm of Rajasthan