19 Facts About Indian music


Sanskrit saint-poet Jayadeva, who was the great composer and illustrious master of classical Indian music, shaped Odra-Magadhi style Indian music and had great influence on Odissi Sangita.

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Carnatic Indian music can be traced to the 14th - 15th centuries AD and thereafter.

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Indian music is widely regarded as the Andhra Pada kavita Pitamaha .

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Indian music's has sung nearly 300 songs through her musical career spanning 40 years.

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One of the most popular style of Indian music is Nati Music, where nati being the traditional dance that is done on the song.

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Indian music indicated the classical ragas prevailing at that time in which these were to be sung.

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Rajasthani Indian music is derived from a combination of string instruments, percussion instruments and wind instruments accompanied by renditions of folk singers.

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Uttarakhandi folk Indian music had its root in the lap of nature and the hilly terrain of the region.

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Musical instruments used in Uttarakhand Indian music include the Dhol, Damoun, Hudka, Turri, Ransingha, Dholki, Daur, Thali, Bhankora and Masakbhaja.

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Pop Indian music really started in the South Asian region with the playback singer Ahmed Rushdi's song 'Ko Ko Korina' in 1966, then by Kishore Kumar in the early 1970s.

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Recently, Indian music pop has taken an interesting turn with the "remixing" of songs from past Indian music movie songs, new beats being added to them.

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Raga and other forms of classical Indian music began to influence many rock groups during the 1960s; most famously the Beatles.

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Nang talung, a Thai shadow play inspired by South Indian music Bommalattam, has shadows made from the pieces of cow or water buffalo hide cut to represent human figures with movable arms and legs are thrown on a screen for the entertainment of spectators.

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For example, Delhi 2 Dublin, a band based in Canada, is known for fusing Indian and Irish music, and Bhangraton is a fusion of Bhangra music with reggaeton.

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Bhangraton is a fusion of Bhangra Indian music with reggaeton, which itself is a fusion of hip hop, reggae, and traditional Latin American Indian music.

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Indian music movies have influenced Hausa clothing, songs have been covered by Hausa singers, and stories have influenced Nigerian novelists.

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Hindi films and music have become popular in Arab countries, and imported Indian films are usually subtitled in Arabic when they are released.

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In Germany, Indian music stereotypes included bullock carts, beggars, sacred cows, corrupt politicians, and catastrophes before Bollywood and the IT industry transformed global perceptions of India.

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One such singer who has merged the Bhakti sangeet tradition of India with the western non-Indian music is Krishna Das and sells music records of his musical sadhana.

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