Music of India

 

carnatic musicClassical Music of India

When people speak of classical music they usually mean Western classical. But India has its own classical music, a heritage of unsuspected richness.

Indian classical music has its origin in sacred texts thousands of years old. It is probably one of the world’s most elaborate musical systems…

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music qawwalSemi-Classical Music of India

The Indian music called “semi-classical” or “light classical music” takes the basics of classical music but in a simplified style making it more accessible and more popular…

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music rajasthanFolk Music of India

India’s incredible cultural diversity has produced innumerable different style of folk arts. Every state in India has its own folk traditions. Indian folk music is passed down from generation to generation in a family or community and is played or sung at religious festivals and rites of passage such as births, marriages and deaths…

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