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World Music Day 2023: Different types of folk music of India

Published on Jun 21, 2023 05:39 PM IST
  • On the occasion of World Music Day, here are a few examples of the diverse range of folk music found in India.
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World Music Day, also known as Make Music Day, is celebrated annually across the globe on June 21 to celebrate the global language of music. This year, the theme is "Music on the Intersections," highlighting the ability of music to unify communities and individuals. India is known for its rich and diverse cultural heritage, and folk music plays a significant role in representing the various regional traditions and customs. Here are some of the different types of folk music found across India: (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 21, 2023 05:39 PM IST

World Music Day, also known as Make Music Day, is celebrated annually across the globe on June 21 to celebrate the global language of music. This year, the theme is "Music on the Intersections," highlighting the ability of music to unify communities and individuals. India is known for its rich and diverse cultural heritage, and folk music plays a significant role in representing the various regional traditions and customs. Here are some of the different types of folk music found across India: (File Photo)

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Sufi Music (Kashmir): Sufi music is deeply rooted in the spiritual traditions of Kashmir. It often features devotional poetry and mesmerizing vocals, accompanied by instruments like the santoor, rabab, and tabla. (HT Photo (Raj K Raj) ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 21, 2023 05:39 PM IST

Sufi Music (Kashmir): Sufi music is deeply rooted in the spiritual traditions of Kashmir. It often features devotional poetry and mesmerizing vocals, accompanied by instruments like the santoor, rabab, and tabla. (HT Photo (Raj K Raj) )

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Rajasthani Folk Music (Rajasthan): Rajasthan is known for its vibrant folk music traditions, including genres like Ghoomar, Manganiyar, and Langas. These styles feature instruments like the sarangi, dholak, and khartal, and are often accompanied by soulful vocals.(HT Photo/Mujeeb Faruqui) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 21, 2023 05:39 PM IST

Rajasthani Folk Music (Rajasthan): Rajasthan is known for its vibrant folk music traditions, including genres like Ghoomar, Manganiyar, and Langas. These styles feature instruments like the sarangi, dholak, and khartal, and are often accompanied by soulful vocals.(HT Photo/Mujeeb Faruqui)

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Qawwali (Sufi Music): While Qawwali originated in the Middle East, it has become an integral part of India's musical landscape, particularly in the northern regions. It is a devotional form of music associated with Sufism, featuring powerful vocals and repetitive melodies. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 21, 2023 05:39 PM IST

Qawwali (Sufi Music): While Qawwali originated in the Middle East, it has become an integral part of India's musical landscape, particularly in the northern regions. It is a devotional form of music associated with Sufism, featuring powerful vocals and repetitive melodies. (AFP)

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Bihu (Assam): Bihu is a folk music and dance form from Assam, particularly associated with the festival of the same name. It features lively rhythms, flutes, and drums, and celebrates the joy of the agricultural season. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 21, 2023 05:39 PM IST

Bihu (Assam): Bihu is a folk music and dance form from Assam, particularly associated with the festival of the same name. It features lively rhythms, flutes, and drums, and celebrates the joy of the agricultural season. (PTI)

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Lavani (Maharashtra): Lavani is a popular folk music and dance form from Maharashtra. It is characterized by fast-paced rhythmic patterns, expressive movements, and powerful vocals. It often addresses social and political issues. (File Photo (Sandesh Bhandare)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Lavani (Maharashtra): Lavani is a popular folk music and dance form from Maharashtra. It is characterized by fast-paced rhythmic patterns, expressive movements, and powerful vocals. It often addresses social and political issues. (File Photo (Sandesh Bhandare))

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Bhangra (Punjab): Bhangra is a lively and energetic folk music and dance form from the Punjab region. It is characterized by rhythmic beats, strong percussion, and energetic movements. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 21, 2023 05:39 PM IST

Bhangra (Punjab): Bhangra is a lively and energetic folk music and dance form from the Punjab region. It is characterized by rhythmic beats, strong percussion, and energetic movements. (File Photo)

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Bhangra (Punjab): Bhangra is a lively and energetic folk music and dance form from the Punjab region. It is characterized by rhythmic beats, strong percussion, and energetic movements.(File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 21, 2023 05:39 PM IST

Bhangra (Punjab): Bhangra is a lively and energetic folk music and dance form from the Punjab region. It is characterized by rhythmic beats, strong percussion, and energetic movements.(File Photo)

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Baul (West Bengal): Baul music is a mystical and spiritual folk tradition from West Bengal. Baul singers, known as Bauls, travel from place to place, singing songs that convey messages of love, devotion, and the search for enlightenment. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 21, 2023 05:39 PM IST

Baul (West Bengal): Baul music is a mystical and spiritual folk tradition from West Bengal. Baul singers, known as Bauls, travel from place to place, singing songs that convey messages of love, devotion, and the search for enlightenment. (Pinterest)

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Himachali Folk Music (Himachal Pradesh): Himachal Pradesh has a diverse range of folk music styles, including the Kullu Nati, Chamba Folk Music, and Kinnauri Folk Music. These forms reflect the cultural traditions and natural beauty of the region.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 21, 2023 05:39 PM IST

Himachali Folk Music (Himachal Pradesh): Himachal Pradesh has a diverse range of folk music styles, including the Kullu Nati, Chamba Folk Music, and Kinnauri Folk Music. These forms reflect the cultural traditions and natural beauty of the region.(Pinterest)

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