|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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The origins of Indian classical music can be found from the oldest of Scriptures part of the Hindu tradition the Vedas. 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. 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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. Uttarakhand ( Hindi: उत्तराखण्ड or उत्तराखंड Uttar + Akhand i India is a union of states comprising twenty-eight states and seven union territories. It is a place blessed with the beauty of heaven and the grace of Gods. This is the place where the rivers passing through the huge rocks and wind passing through large pine trees produces a natural melody by itself.
Uttarakhandi folk music had its root in the lap of nature. The pure and blessed music have the feel and the touch of nature and subjects related to nature. The folk music primarily is related to the various festivals, religious traditions, folk stories and simple life of the people of Uttarakhand. Thus the songs of Uttarakhand are a true reflection of the Cultural Heritage and the way people lives their lives in the Himalayas.
There are many kinds of folk songs from the area, including ceremonial mandals, martial panwaras and melancholy khuded, thadya and jhoda. Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous
Musical instruments used in Uttarakhand music include the dhol, damoun, turri, ransingha, dholki, daur, thali, bhankora and masakbhaja. A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The dhol (ਢੋਲ ڈھول; ढोल ڈھول) dohol ( دهل) is a Drum (a percussion Musical instrument Turri is a Comune (municipality in the Province of Medio Campidano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 60 km northwest The Dholak ( Devnagari: ढोलक sometimes dholaki or in Suriname & Holland dhool) is a classical North Indian Pakistani This arcticle is about the Daur people and their language For the Daur region of Pakistan see Daur region ---- The Daur people ( Traditional Chinese Thali (थाली meaning "plate") is an Indian meal with contents varying from one regional cuisine to another The bhankora is a Musical instrument used in religious ceremonies in Uttarakhand, India. Tabla and harmonium are also used, but to a lesser extent. This article is about the Indian drum For the drum with the same name in Arabic, see Goblet drum. A harmonium is a free-standing musical keyboard instrument similar to a Reed Organ or Pipe Organ
The Music and its development have seen various phases of growth and have undergone lots of transformation during the course of time.
The earliest of the singers who left never ending impressions on the folk music of Uttarakhand were :
1. Shri Narendra Singh Negi who is considered to be the voice of Uttarakhand. Narendra Singh Negi is one of the most prominent folk singers of the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.
2. Shri Gopal Babu Goswami who is considered to be a legend in Kumaon for his melodious voice.
Other famous personality associated with Kumaoni Folk Music is Mohan Upreti, who is known for his Nanda Devi Jagar & Rajula Malu Shahi Ballad . Mohan Upreti (1925-1997 was an Indian theatre director playwright and a music composer considered one of the pioneers in Indian theatre music.
Likewise Chander Singh Rahi is another popular singer, a balladeer and storyteller. His recordings are perhaps the most authentic to the hills, and he incorporates many legends and folk tales into his rousing songs.
In the past decade Uttarakhandi Music has seen a revolution after the offer by various Music Recording / Cassette Producing agencies such as Rama Video Cassette and T Series who have offered news talents from local areas to make their own Cassettes after getting their songs recorded in the Studios.
This has led to a sudden surge of a number of hidden talents from various corners of Uttarakhand which include famous personalities such as Kalpana Chauhan, Meena Rana, Anuradha Nirala, Fauji Lalit Mohan Joshi, Pritam Bharatwan, [Gajendra Rana] who have made their contribution to the Garhwali / Kumaoni Music by various hit songs / music albums over the period. Meena Rana is a prolific Uttaranchali singer who can be heard on many Garhwali
Some of the hit songs / albums being Gajendra Rana's "Malu", "Rani Gorkhani", "Leel Ghasyari", "Pushpa"; Pritam Bhartwan's "Saruli", "Rajuli"; Fauji Lalit Mohan Joshi's "Maya Ki Yaad", "Tak Taka Kamla" and many other hit albums / songs.
Meena Rana with her melodious voice at present features in almost every second album and can be appropriately called "Lata Mangeshkar of Uttarakhand". Meena Rana is a prolific Uttaranchali singer who can be heard on many Garhwali
Also, with advance in Technology and easy availability of videocams and other recording devices, lots of talents have started producing music albums which has further led to popularization of Uttarakhandi folk dance. In fact, Garhwali/Kumaoni songs have gained so much popularity over the years that they have become integral part of the DJ Music being played during wedding and other functions.