Amidst the colourful culture of India, thrives these scenic festivals, waiting to be explored! Unleash the vagabond in you.
India has a fair share of excellent music festivals, from the psychedelic scenes in the hills to the raves on the sands of Goa. Here are some of the best of all kinds of music you could hope to hear, presented through these music festivals in India you have likely never heard of.
The two most important traditions of Indian Classical music are the Hindustani music and the Carnatic Music. Hindustani music is mostly practised in the northern, eastern and the central regions, while Carnatic is practised in the peninsular region.
The best Indian classical concerts that shouldn’t be missed are:
This is a broad musical category because of India’s cultural diversity, and each of type of folk music delivers unique insight into the origin areas. They include Bhavagheethe, Bhangra, Bihu geeth, Chishti, Fakir, etc.
The famous music festivals that will make you truly admire Indian Folk music are:
The Indian Film Industry is well known for its music!It has a mix of Indian classical music and western music, giving rise to a new genre, with the huge audience! Traditionally, in Indian Cinemas, the songs are sung by professional playback singers, they are melodious and soulful!
These are the bands that every music lover must follow!
Raga rock is rock or pop music with heavy Indian influence, either in its construction, timbre, or the instruments used, like the tabla or sitar. The “rock music scene” in India is small compared to the film or traditional music scene, but as of the recent years, it has gained huge followers, and many bands have gained popularity!
So, these are the bands for the rock music lovers:
Jazz and Indian classical music share some similarities, they blend well, and this is what paved the way for its popularity in the country. Ravi Shankar, John Coltrane, John Mayer and John McLaughlin were some of the pioneers of the fusion of Jazz and Indian music.
The best Jazz and Blues Festivals are:
Did I miss any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!
With over 20 official languages, 1600 dialects spoken, and thousands…October 3rd, 2018