|Music of India: Topics|
|Timeline and Samples|
|Genres||Classical (Carnatic and Hindustani)|
|Awards||Bollywood Music Awards - Punjabi Music Awards|
|Festivals||Sangeet Natak Akademi – Thyagaraja Aradhana – Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana|
|Media||Sruti, The Music Magazine|
|National anthem||"Jana Gana Mana", also national song "Vande Mataram"|
|Music of the states|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Andhra Pradesh – Arunachal Pradesh – Assam – Bihar – Chhattisgarh – Goa – Gujarat – Haryana – Himachal Pradesh – Jammu – Jharkhand – Karnataka – Kashmir – Kerala – Madhya Pradesh – Maharashtra – Manipur – Meghalaya – Mizoram – Nagaland – Orissa – Punjab – Rajasthan – Sikkim – Tamil Nadu – Tripura – Uttar Pradesh – Uttaranchal – West Bengal|
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Carnatic music (also spelled Karnatak music or Karnatik music, and originally called Karṇāṭaka sangīta or Karṇāṭaka sangītam in India Hindustani Classical Music ( Hindi: हिन्दुस्तानी शास्त्रीय संगीत Urdu: ہندوستانی شاستریے سنگیت A music festival is a Festival oriented towards Music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as Musical genre, Nationality or locality The Sangeet Natak Akademi International Festival takes place in India. The Tyagaraja Aradhana festival is held in January when most of the leading exponents of Carnatic music come to perform and are watched by thousands of ardent fans of Indian Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana is a Music festival of Indian classical music. Sruti is an English language magazine on the Performing Arts, Indian music and dance published from Chennai, India. A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history traditions and struggles of its people recognized either by a nation's Jana Gana Mana (জন গণ মন Jôno Gôno Mono) is the National anthem of India. Bande Mataram redirects here for other uses of the term see Bande Mataram (disambiguation. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are part of India. Folk traditions of the area include that of the Moken sea-farers and various kinds of ritual tribal dance Andhra Pradesh is a state of South India. Telugu language is considered the heart and soul of Carnatic music. Arunachal Pradesh is a State of India. It is known for dance music which comes in many different styles The music of Assam, a state in the northeastern part of India, can be divided into various categories of folk music Bihar is a state of India. The classical form of the Indian music is already quite well known (for example Bihar has produced musicians like Bharat Ratna Chhattisgarh is a state of India with strong tribal traditions of music and dance Music of Goa refers to the music from the tiny state of Goa on the west coast of India a former Portuguese colony and a centre that has produced a number of prominent musicians and singers Gujarat is a part of India, known for lively traditions of both folk and classical music. The Indian state of Haryana has produced a number of kinds of Folk music, and has also produced many important innovations in Indian classical music. Himachal Pradesh is a state of India, located in the northwest corner of the country Traditionally the music composed by ethnic Kashmiris has a wide range of musical influences in composition Jharkhand 's music tradition consists of various tribal forms and is known for its diversity Karnataka is a State of India with a long tradition of innovation in the fields of both Carnatic and Hindustani classical music. Traditionally the music composed by ethnic Kashmiris has a wide range of musical influences in composition Kerala is a region of India, musically known for Sopanam. Sopanam is religious in nature and developed through singing invocatory songs at the Kalam of Madhya Pradesh is a state of India. Music from the area includes rural folk and tribal music ceremonial and ritual music and Indian classical music. Maharashtra is a state of India. The region's folk heritage includes bharuds gondhals lavni]]s Shahiris and povadas Manipur is a region of India. Some varieties of Folk music from the area include the rural love songs Khullong ishei, the Rhythmic Lai Haraoba Meghalaya is a state of India with a rich folk tradition Drums Bamboo Flutes and buffalo horn Singas Mizoram is a region in India. Its Folk music is based around the Drum and Gong, though there is also a long history of Flute -playing Nagaland is a state of India. The area's Folk music is dominated by String instruments like the Petu among the Chakhesangs and Orissa is a state of India, one of the musical centres of the South Asia Official Website Punjab is a region in the world which has a diverse style of Music. Music of Rajasthan originates from Rajasthan, one of the states of India and home to several important centers of Indian musical development including Sikkim is a state of India. It is a center for western-style music in India and has been since the rise of bands like Orchids and Naren Rasaily 's Music of Tamil Nadu has a long tradition and history going back several hundred years Tripura is a state of India that has produced a wide variety of Folk music. Uttar Pradesh is a state of India. The region's folk heritage includes songs called Rasiya (known especially in Braj) which celebrate the divine love Uttarakhand, the 27th state of India, is often referred as the Land of Gods. West Bengal is a state of India. It is part of the region of Bengal (along with Bangladesh) which has a rich tradition of Bengali music. It has many forms including bhangra, lavani, dandiya and Rajasthani. Bhangra (ਭੰਗੜਾ pa-PK بھنگڑا pə̀ŋgɽäː is a lively form of music and dance that originated in the Punjab region of Pakistan and India Lavani is a form of music popular in Maharashtra and southern Madhya Pradesh, India Raas or Dandiya Raas, along with Garba, is the featured Dance of Navratri evenings in Western India The arrival of movies and pop music weakened folk music's popularity, but cheaply recordable music has made it easier to find and helped revive the traditions. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Folk music (desi) has been influential on classical music, which is viewed as a higher art form. Desi (or Deshi; ˈd̪eːsi or, Hindi: देसी Urdu: دیسی Punjabi: ਦੇਸੀ دیسی is a word originally from Sanskrit Instruments and styles have impacted classical ragas. It is also not uncommon for major writers, saints and poets to have large musical libraries and traditions to their name, often sung in thumri (semi-classical) style. Thumri ( Devnagari: ठुमरी, Nastaliq: ٹھمری) is a common genre of semi classical Indian music from the Most of the folk music of India is dance-oriented.
Bhavageete (literally 'emotion poetry') is a form of expressionist poetry and light music. Bhavageete (literally 'emotion poetry' is a form of expressionist Poetry and light music Most of the poetry sung in this genre pertain to subjects like love, nature, philosophy etc, and the genre itself is not much different from Ghazals, though ghazals are bound to a peculiar metre. This genre is quite popular in many parts of India, notably in Karnataka and Maharashtra. Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ pronounced) is a state in the southern part of India Maharashtra ( Marathi: mahārāṣṭra, IPA) is a state located on the western coast of India. This genre may be called by different names in other languages. Kannada Bhavageete draws from the poetry of modern, including Kuvempu, D.R. Bendre, Gopalakrishna Adiga , K.S. Narasimhaswamy, G.S. Shivarudrappa, K. S. Nissar Ahmed, N S Lakshminarayana Bhatta etc. Kannada (kn [[wiktಕನ್ನಡ ಕನ್ನಡ]] Kannaḍa) is one of the major Dravidian languages of India, spoken predominantly in the state Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa ( Kannada: ಕುಪ್ಪಳ್ಳಿ ವೆಂಕಟಪ್ಪಗೌಡ ಪುಟ್ಟಪ್ಪ ( December 29, 1904 - Mogeri Gopalakrishna Adiga ( Kannada:ಮೊಗೇರಿ ಗೋಪಾಲ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಅಡಿಗ 1918-1992 was one of the fathers of modern Kannada poetry Dr K S Narasimhaswamy (ಡಾ ಕೆಎಸ್ ನರಸಿಂಹಸ್ವಾಮಿ ( January 26, 1915 - December 27, 2003) was a prominent Dr GS Shivarudrappa (ಜಿಎಸ್ ಶಿವರುದ್ರಪ್ಪ (born February 7 1926) is a Kannada Poet, Writer KS Nissar Ahmed (KSನಿಸಾರ್ ಅಹಮದ್(Born February 51936) is a prominent poet and writer in Kannada language. Notable Bhavageete performers include P. Kalinga Rao, Mysore Ananthaswamy, C. Aswath, Shimoga Subbanna, Archana Udupa, Raju Ananthaswamy etc. Pandeshwara Kalinga Rao (ಪಾಂಡೇಶ್ವರ ಕಾಳಿಂಗ ರಾವ್ ( 1914 - September 21 1981) was a Bhavageete and Mysore Ananthaswamy was a famous singer of Kannada Sugama Sangeetha. C Ashwath (Cಅಶ್ವಥ is an Indian Music composer and exponent of Bhavageete ("expressive poetry" and Janapada Geete Archana Udupa is famous female singer of Kannada and also Hindi
Main article: Bhangra
Bhangra is a form of dance-oriented folk music that has become a pop sensation in the United Kingdom. Bhangra (ਭੰਗੜਾ pa-PK بھنگڑا pə̀ŋgɽäː is a lively form of music and dance that originated in the Punjab region of Pakistan and India Bhangra (ਭੰਗੜਾ pa-PK بھنگڑا pə̀ŋgɽäː is a lively form of music and dance that originated in the Punjab region of Pakistan and India Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The present musical style is derived from the traditional musical accompaniment to the folk dance of Punjab called by the same name, bhangra. Punjab (ਪੰਜਾਬ पंजाब pəɲdʒaːb is a state in northwest India. i like folk music
Main article: Lavani
Lavani is a popular folk form of Maharashtra. Lavani is a form of music popular in Maharashtra and southern Madhya Pradesh, India Lavani is a form of music popular in Maharashtra and southern Madhya Pradesh, India Maharashtra ( Marathi: mahārāṣṭra, IPA) is a state located on the western coast of India. Traditionally, the songs are sung by female artists, but male artists may occasionally sing Lavanis. Lavani is a form of music popular in Maharashtra and southern Madhya Pradesh, India The dance format associated with Lavani is known as Tamasha. Lavani is a form of music popular in Maharashtra and southern Madhya Pradesh, India Tamasha is a traditional folk art form often with singing and dancing
Main article: Dandiya
Dandiya is a form of dance-oriented folk music that has also been adapted for pop music worldwide. Raas or Dandiya Raas, along with Garba, is the featured Dance of Navratri evenings in Western India Raas or Dandiya Raas, along with Garba, is the featured Dance of Navratri evenings in Western India The present musical style is derived from the traditional musical accompaniment to the folk dance of Dandiya called by the same name, dandiya. Raas or Dandiya Raas, along with Garba, is the featured Dance of Navratri evenings in Western India
Main article: Pandavani
The Bauls of Bengal were an order of musicians in 18th, 19th and early 20th century India who played a form of music using a khamak, ektara and dotara. Padavani (lit Songs of Pandavas is a folk singing style of musical narration of tales from ancient epic Mahabharata with musical accompaniment Rājasthān ( Devanāgarī: राजस्थान raːdʒəst̪ʰaːn is the largest state of the Republic of India in terms of area Castes are Hereditary systems of occupation, Endogamy, social culture, Social class, and Political power. Bauls (বাউল are a group of mystic Minstrels from Bengal, which comprises Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal Etymology and ethnology The exact origin of the word Bangla or Bengal is unknown though it is believed to be derived from the Dravidian-speaking tribe Bang Ektara (একতারা ਇਕ ਤਾਰ also called iktar, ektar or gopichand) is a one string instrument used in Pakistan, India The word Baul comes from Sanskrit batul meaning divinely inspired insanity. Sanskrit (sa संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, for short sa संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam) is a historical They are a group of Hindu mystic minstrels. A Hindu ( Devanagari: हिन्दू is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, a set of religious, Philosophical They are thought to have been influenced greatly by the Hindu tantric sect of the Kartabhajas as well as by Sufi sects. Sufism ( تصوّف - taṣawwuf, Persian: صوفیگری sufigari, Turkish: tasavvuf, Urdu: تصوف Bauls travel in search of the internal ideal, Maner Manush (Man of the Heart).
"Garba (song), the songs sung in honor of Hindu goddesses during Navratri. "
This is a group dance that is named after the Dollu - the percussion instrument used in the dance. It is performed by the menfolk of the Kuruba community of the North Karnataka area. The group consists of 16 dancers who wear the drum and beat it to different rhythms while also dancing. The beat is controlled and directed by a leader with cymbals who is positioned in the center. Slow and fast rhythms alternate and group weaves varied patterns.
Kolata is the traditional folk dance of the state of Karnataka, located in Southern India on the western coast. Similar to its North Indian counterpart Dandiya Ras, it is performed with coloured sticks and usually involves both men and women dancing together.
Veeragase is a dance folk form prevalent in the state of Karnataka, India. It is a vigorous dance based on Hindu mythology and involves very intense energy-sapping dance movements. Veeragase is one of the dances demonstrated in the Dasara procession held in Mysore. This dance is performed during festivals and mainly in the Hindu months of Shravana and Karthika.
Dance-oriented folk music popular in Western India, especially during Navaratri. Navratri ( Sanskrit: नवरात्रि is a Hindu Festival of worship and dance