Corona has created such a situation that even native tourists are not coming to Jodhpur except foreign guests. In such a situation, economic crisis has come in front of Kalbeliya and Langa artists.
International folk artists Kalbelia and Langa stranded in problem: Due to Corona crisis, the crisis of starvation has arisen in front of Kalbelis and Langa artistes. These international artists are facing a lot of problems due to lack of functioning.
Jodhpur Corona’s eclipse has been felt on the Kalbelia and Langa Artists of the state, who have won their skills in the country and abroad, that their families’ bread of June 2 is not getting any luck. In the last year and a half, very few marriages are happening due to Corona infection. The weddings that are taking place are also happening in a very simple way. At the same time there are no other big celebrations where these artists can earn some money by showing their skills.
Kalbeliya, Langa and Manganiyar artists residing in western Rajasthan have increased the reputation of the state worldwide with their art. But the corona infection has eclipsed his art. In the absence of weddings and big celebrations, the crisis of family upbringing has arisen in front of hundreds of folk artists in Jodhpur, Barmer and Jaisalmer. These artists have been imprisoned in their settlements for one and a half years.
No tourists nor weddings, so artists in crisis
The city of Jodhpur used to have more than one million foreign tourists every year. Kalbeliya and Langa Kalakars used to get daily work in every hotel and guest house for their entertainment. These artists used to display their art in front of foreign guests every evening in the hotel and guest house. But Corona has created such a situation that even foreign tourists are not coming to Jodhpur except foreign guests. In such a situation, economic crisis has come on Kalbeliya and Langa artists.This is why they are more fascinated
Due to the first and second wave of Corona, the wedding ceremony was also stopped. Now only 11 people are getting married. In such a situation, these artisans are not even getting this small work. Sua Devi, who lives in Kalbeliya Basti, said that in the first wave of Corona, many organizations had helped with food and logistics, but this time no help is being received. He told that in Jodhpur, the jugaad of more than 150 members of 52 Kalbeliya family has also become difficult. He has appealed to the state government for help.