Langas are traditional singers found in Barmer District
. Langa means 'song giver.' These people are regarded as descendants of
and converted to Muslims from
in the 17th century.
This folk musician caste includes poets, singers, musicians and genealogists. They are versatile players of instruments such as Sindhi Sarangi and
Algoza (double flute), which accompany songs. Earlier, Langas played only for Muslims. But now the performances are seen on events such as birthdays and marriages.