Diversity is one the most important aspects of India. It is said that more than 19,500 languages are spoken as mother tongue in the country. Out of which, a total of only 22 languages are officially recognised.
Every region in India has their own special touch of art, music, dance and craft that works wonder with their languages. A magic happens when this beautiful classic art fuses with western art. The fusion of Indian classical with the western forms of music reflects unity among people and love for each other.
An American ethnomusicologist, Alan Lomax once said, “Folk music is the map of singing.” So let’s explore some Indian folk fusion songs which you should have in your music list.
Rangi saari gulabi,
chunariya re Rangi saari,
gulaabi chunariya re,
mohe maare najariya sawariya re,
mohe maare najariya sawariya re
Rangi Saari is sung by mother-son duo, Kanish and Kavita Seth. It is a lovely interpretation of a traditional thumri. There is no need to understand its exact meaning. You can enjoy the beautiful rhythm and music created by their team. Do not forget to watch the video on YouTube. It can help you in analysing the art deeply and enjoying the perfect combination of thumri and electronic music.
O dine dine eeeeee
o Dine dine khoshiya poribae
rongilaa dalanaer maati
goshaijikonronge o dine dine
khoshiya poribae rongilaa dalanaer maati
goshaijikonronge baandhichen ghar michai.
The singers of this song are Harshdeep Kaur and Papon. Written by Papon, the song was released in 2013. One can learn to control voice by analysing this great song.
Hukkus bukkus telyi wan tsch
kus onum battoukh loddoum deygye
hukkus bukkus telyi wan tsch kus
onum battoukh loddoum deygye
shwaas kichh kichh waamgano
bramman zaaran poyein chhokum
teykes tyakkha banyi kyohow
This Melodious Kashmiri song is sung by Aabha Hanjura. This song is fused with contemporary folk-rock. The singer has paid her tribute to the emotion of love. The singer of this song quit her job to promote her traditional Kashmiri bol. This song can make you fall in love with folk music.
Biruba chya naavane changbhala,
jyotiba chya naavana changbhala
ho ho h
sumbaran mandala ga
an tavachya ga yelala
an yelachya hya ghadila sumbaran mandala ga
sumbaran mandala tavachya ga yelala,
yelachya hya ghadila sumbaran mandala
Sumbaran mandal is a mesmerising version of a popular Marathi song. It is sung by Nandesh Umap. The song was released in 2011.
Go and listen to these songs from different languages and enjoy the unity in diversity.