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India/Australia: Maru Tarang

A premier slide guitarist from Australia teams up with three Rajasthani folk musicians? Doesn’t sound promising, perhaps — but Jeff Lang and his collaborators in Maru Tarang (tabla player Bobby Singh, sarangi artist Asin Khan Langa and percussionist Bhungar Manganiyar) have found a gently beautiful wellspring in common ground. Pairing the slide guitar with the dusky sarangi (a bowed, fretless string instrument) was particularly inspired: On both instruments, the musicians glided between notes with both elegance and deep soulfulness.