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Category: Types of Music

Folk music of Uttarakhand  The folk music of Uttarakhand refers to the traditional and contemporary songs of Kumaon and Garhwal regions in the foothills of Himalayas. This music has its root in the lap of nature and the hilly terrain of the region. The folk songs of Uttarakhand are a reflection of the cultural heritage and the way people live their […]

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27 April

Jagar dance Jagar dance is a famous dance form that originated in Uttarakhand amongst the Kumaon and Garhwal region. The Jagar dance and ritual showcases how the spirits of the ancestors are worshipped amongst the local tribes. … The word Jagar for the dance and ritual comes from a Sanskrit word which means ‘To Wake’.

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Uttarakhand music has irreplaceable wisdom of inflection that enhances the beauty of the state. The music here is a combination of poetic quality and the music of the Kumaon and Garhwal region varies from each other. A mix of folk tradition, native songs as well as folk songs go together with the numerous musical tools which in turn augments […]

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21 April

Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. It can be either a whole musical piece or part of a larger musical arrangement. In terms of performance, the major categories are live dance music and recorded dance music. While there exist attestations of the combination of dance and music in ancient times, the earliest Western dance music that […]

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21 April

During the mid-1950s in the United States and the United Kingdom, pop is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form. Although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many disparate styles, the terms popular music and pop music are often used interchangeably. During the 1950s and 1960s, pop […]

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21 April

Hindi film songs or filmi songs are songs featured in Bollywood films. The song and dances in the Indian cinemas have become a characteristic motif of Hindi cinema which gives it enduring popular appeal, cultural value, and context. Hindi film songs derive their inspiration from both classical and modern sources form a predominant component of […]

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  Indians got instigated patriotically through music since the era of the freedom struggle. few songs like Jana Gana Mana, the national anthem of India by Rabindranath Tagore, have played a great role in uniting India through music, and Vande Mataram by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay as the national song of India. Biswo Bizoyi No Zuwan […]

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Western music adoption in India Music of the Western world has been adopted in India, by creating fusion music in India which in turn has enriched and created global genres of western music.

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21 April

  The electronic music style that originated during the late 1980s in Goa in India that has funky, drone-like basslines, similar to the techno minimalism of 21st-century psytrance is known as Goa trance. From Goa trance, the Psychedelic trance developed. Goa became popular as a hippie capital, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, which […]

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21 April

  In the metropoles, Calcutta, and Bombay in the early or middle 1920s, Jazz in India was first performed regularly. The golden age of jazz in India began from the 1930s to the 1950s, when jazz musicians like Leon Abbey, Crickett Smith, Creighton Thompson, Ken Mac, Roy Butler, Teddy Weatherford (who recorded with Louis Armstrong), […]

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Indian rock Compared to the filmi or fusion musicality scenes, the rock music in India is small. The origins of Rock music in India was in the 1960s when international stars such as The Beatles visited India and brought their music with them. The collaboration of the artists with Indian musicians such as Ravi Shankar […]

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The rock-pop music or the Raga rock has a heavy Indian influence in its construction its timbre, or its use of instrumentation, such as the sitar and tabla. in the 1960s, Many rock groups were influenced by the Raga and other forms of classical Indian music, most famously the Beatles. The first traces of “raga […]

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Western classical music Western Classical music in India has become very nonexistent but has only patronized by the Indian Zoroastrian community, the Protestant Christian community in Chennai and Bangalore, and small esoteric groups with historical exposure to Western classical music. It’s very rare to find western music education except for the western keyboard, drums, and […]

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The expansion of the Indosphere had a cultural influence on greater India. As Hinduism was transmitted in southeast Asia and the silk road transmission of Buddhism finally lead to the Indianization of Southeast Asia. This was possible through the formation of non-Indian southeast Asian native Indianized kingdoms. They have accepted and adopted the language in […]

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Indonesian and Malay music Dangdut genre of folk music is derived and fused from Hindustani music. it is a fusion of  Indonesian and Malaysian music,  It became very famous due to its melody and vocals. Tabla and gendang beat is featured in Dangdut. this dance is similar to Ghoomar but it’s a much slower version.

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18 April

Thai music Thai Literature and drama were inspired by the Indian arts and Hindu legends. the Ramayana is popularly known as the Ramakien in Thailand. the Khon characterized by men wearing ferocious masks and the Lakhon performed by women is the two most popular classical Thai dances. these dances drew inspiration from the Ramakien. the […]

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Filipino epics and chants inspired by the Indian Hindu religious epics Ramayana and Mahabharta. Alim and Hudhud Oral traditions of Ifugao of Ifugao people of the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon island of Philippines, 11 Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2001 and formally inscribed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2008. See also Hudhud – the Ifugao epic. Biag ni Lam-ang (English: “The Life of Lam-ang”) is […]

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Fusion with traditional music of other nations In the band Delhi 2 Dublin, the music of India is fused with the native traditional music of different countries. In the Delhi 2 Dublin, a band based in Canada, is famous for fusing Indian and Irish music, and Bhangraton is a fusion of Bhangra music with reggaeton.

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A. R Rahman the Indian film composer composed music for  Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams, and a musical version of Hum Aapke Hain Koun that became world-famous till the London’s West End. Lagaan was nominated for the  Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and two other Bollywood films (2002’s Devdas and 2006’s Rang De Basanti) […]

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Hip hop and reggae THe fusion of Bhangra and reggaeton is known as Bhangraton it is a combination of hip hop reggae and the traditional Latin American music.

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18 April

Jazz John Coltrane in the early 1960s, recorded a composition titled ‘India’ during his live sessions at the Village Vanguard but the track was not released until 1963. George Harrison,s Norweigina wood in 1965 played the sitar in the song which sparked interest from Shankar and took Harrison as his apprentice. the great Miles Davis […]

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18 April

Musical film In the early 2000s, the musical films in the western world were being influenced by Bollywood. They had played an instrumental role in reviving the American musical film. Moulin Rouge was inspired by the Bollywood musicals as it incorporated a Bollywood style dance with a song from the film China Gate and this […]

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Psychedelic music includes various styles and genres that are influenced by a subculture of people who used psychedelic drugs. For example LSD, DMT, and mescaline, etc, which cause visual and auditory hallucinations and altered states of consciousness. This music originated in the 1960s among the rock bands in the US and UK creating the genres […]

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15 April

The films have influenced music worldwide. the great artists of the Technopop, Haruomi Hosono and Ryuichi Sakamoto of Yellow Magic Orchestra which had produced a 1978 electronic album (Cochin Moon) this is based on the fusion of electronic music and Bollywood-inspired Indian music.  ” Addictive” by DJ Quik and Dr. Dre was adopted from Lata […]

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Western classical music Here is the list of some important Indians who have played a great role in Western Classical music Andre de Quadros- conductor and music educator, Zubin Mehta, conductor Mehli Mehta, father of Zubin, violinist and founding conductor of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra Anil Srinivasan, pianist Ilaiyaraaja, the first Indian to compose a full symphony […]

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Influence on the national music scene Bollywood is a kind of important power for India as it has an ever-growing influence on the other countries throughout the world in context to how they perceive India.  The famous Author Roopa Swaminathanonce said, “Bollywood cinema is one of the strongest global cultural ambassadors of a new India.” […]

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Sangeet Natak Akademi is set up by the Government of India in 1952 and it is set up for performing arts at the national level. Sangeet Natak Akademi award is the award given as the highest official recognition of the Indian government for the upcoming practicing artists. many institutions are established by this organization like […]

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Sufi rock is folk music combining the classical Islamic Sufi traditions with rock music. It started in the early 1990s and was popular in the late 1990s. The term was coined by Nadeem F Paracha who pioneered the fusion of conventional rock music with folk Sufi music plus the imagery. He coined the term in […]

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Rajasthan is the origin of Rajasthani folk music. Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaipur are some important centers of Indian musical development. the music is also seen to have its effect on the other side of the border that is Sindh. Overview Langas, Sapera, Bhopa, and jogi are some of the different musician castes which are found […]

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12 April

Odissi is a kind of music that originated from Odisha and is regarded as the ritual music for the service of Lord Jagannatha. it is a two thousand years old history and consists of authentic Sangeeta shastras or treatises, unique ragas, and talas. Chaupadi, chhānda, champu, chautisa, janāna, mālasri, bhajana, sarimāna, jhulā, kuduka, koili, poi, […]

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07 April

Mizoram is a region in India. the folk music of Mizoram is accompanied by traditional drums, gong, and also some other native percussion instruments. Flute playing is not followed nowadays. drums are made of a tree trunk which is hollow and is covered by a membrane from the cowhide and the gongs which are made […]

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07 April

The celebratory rhythmic music is called Marfa which is an important form of music among Hyderabadi Muslims. This form is taken from the Afro -Arab music of Hadhramawt in Yemen. It is played using the instruments like daff, dhol, sticks, steel pots, and thapi. According to the beats, the chorus effects and vocal meters are […]

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07 April

LolPur in northeastern India is famous for varieties of folk music. Kullang eshei contains consists of lyrics that are known for erotic mysticism. The Pena eshei music is characterized by Pena which is made from a bamboo rod and the shell of coconut or gourd. Pena is also an ancient musical instrument that is a […]

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06 April

Raas or Dandiya Raas is the socio-religious folk dance originating from the Indian state of Gujarat and popularly performed in the festival of Navaratri. The dance is performed in the Marwar region of Rajasthan too. The etymology of Dandiya-Raas is in Sanskrit. Dandiya-raas exist in different forms, including the collegiate competitive form. The dance style […]

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06 April

Lavani is a kind of very famous music in Maharashtra India. it combines both traditional song and dance. it is performed with Dholki the percussion instrument. the Lavani music is very much renowned for its rhythm which is very powerful. Marathi folk theatre has been a substantial contribution to its development. the women wear nine-yard-long […]

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Jhumair and Domkach Jhumair and Domkach are Nagpuri folk music. The musical instruments used in folk music and dance are Dhol, Mandar, Bansi, Nagara, Dhak, Shehnai, Khartal, Narsinga etc.

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06 April

Haryanvi music can be categorized into two forms; one is classical folk music and desi folk music of Haryana. The songs change into ballads and pangs for the lovers who are parting. to represent bravery and valor and to portray happiness and harvest. Pandit Lakhmi Chand was a very famous personality who changed the route […]

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Bihu and Borgeet Assamese youth performing Bihu Bihu is the Assamese festival that falls in the mid of April. this is a festival to commemorate the beauty of nature and mother earth. The first day of the festival is especially dedicated to the cows and buffaloes. The second day is dedicated to the man. The […]

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BHANGRA AND GIDDHA Bhangra is non-conventional melodious music of Punjab which is performed by the males whereas the female counterpart of Bhangra is Giddha. Bhangra Bhangra Music is a type of melodious and popular music that is associated with the Punjabi diaspora in Europe and North America. it is known to be the genre that […]

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05 April

Tamang Selo is a genre of Nepali folk which is sung by Nepalese which is popular among the Nepali-speaking people who reside in India. the instruments are Damphu, Madal and Tungna. the music is very attractive and melodious and expresses feelings of love sorry and day-to-day life.   Hira Devi Waiba, pioneer of Nepali folk […]

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Hindustani Music
05 October

The south Asian classical music can be categorized into two types-  Hindustani music and the Carnatic music. The Hindustani music is famous in the three fourths of the northern subcontinent . in the part of the subcontinent mainly the Indo Aryan languages are spoken. The Carnatic music has taken birth in the part of the […]

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Carnatic Music
05 October

The Carnatic music is type of music which was not influenced by Arab or the Iran effect. The Carnatic music has more inclination to voice. The music also imitates the singing.  In Carnatic music there are less instrumental forms.   Father of Carnatic music   The south Indian classical Carnatic music was chiefly founded by Purandara […]

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