A Journey to Barnawa, the land of the Langas
“The Little Princes of Rajasthan”
living presentation of the documentary, dinner and concert
directed and produced by Aurélie Chauleur
A 2-hour drive from Jodhpur. For more information on transportation and program, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Little Princes of Rajasthan is a documentary that immerses us in a village of North India while introducing a very unique culture: the oral tradition of the Langa community. They are a musician caste born to serve their patrons, or jajmans. Based out of Barnawa, 130 km from the blue city of Jodhpur, hundreds of families live by and for the music, teaching the new generation their ancestral way of singing. It predominantly follows the morning-to-evening routine of three boys, Hamid, Anwar, and Swaroop, who, like most kids today, dream of becoming famous. Showing the various aspects of when and where they play and sing as well as the transmission process, the film highlights how music is a way of life.