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The Anita Villalaz Theater in Casco Antiguo will soon be visited by a renowned group of musicians and dancers working under Master Bundu Khan Langa. This group of eight individuals hails from Rajasthan, the largest state of India, arriving in Panama as part of a Latin America tour for a single public presentation on Friday, July 24 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
This evening of Rajasthani folk tradition is a presentation of the Embassy of India in Panama. Master Bundu Khan Langa reaches the Isthmus after shows in Ecuador and Colombia. This visit is made possible thanks to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the close cooperation of the National Institute of Culture (INAC).
The Rajasthani group has its roots in India’s tribal customs and traditions. The music is accentuated through expressive dance movements. Some find that the Rajasthani female costume, with its vibrant colors and accessories, bears resemblance to the Panamanian pollera.
Master Bundu Khan Langa began singing at the age of eight. The folk artists in his group are all members of the nomadic Langa tribe who follow the ancient traditions of Rajasthan. They are the seventh generation of artists and musicians actively engaged in pursuing the musical tradition and weaving the magic of their melodious folk songs.
In the words of Master Bundu Khan, “music runs through their veins.”