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Concert review: Magical sacred music from Rajasthan

Published on Apr 28, 2014 12:48 PM
 
The Divana Ensemble from Rajasthan. -- PHOTO: THE ESPLANADE

An extra show was added for the Manganiyars from the northwestern indian state of Rajasthan and it came as no surprise really.

Since 2009, when the Manganiyars made a splash in Sydney with their aural magic in The Manganiyar Seduction, they have received standing ovations and rave reviews wherever they have travelled.

They headlined the Singapore Arts Festival in 2010 and have returned to the island twice to perform at private events.

What Mystique of the Manganiyars and Langas by Divana Ensemble offered on Sunday at the Esplanade Recital Studio though was quite different from their 2010 outing. With no theatrical elements or dramatic sets, the focus was just on the sound of music.

 
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