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(September 20, 2008) The different forms of folk narration include songs, ballads, fables, erotica, romance and epics. Kannada literature in the 12th century began undertaking some important changes like speaking and singing folk songs while some still used the champu form of writing till the 17th century. The ..
(July 28, 2008) Italian folk songs comprise of different influences from the different regions which the people hail from. This is because national unification took place after very long time due to which the separate cultures remained un-homogenized leading to have the dependence of folk music on geographic ..
(July 26, 2008) Japanese music has had a large array of influences ranging from China, Korea and even the West. Rich and distinctive in nature it places large emphasis on pentatonic, monophonic and non-harmonic styles of music. Japanese traditional folk singers can be found throughout the country, playing several ..
(July 26, 2008) Comprising of a rich musical heritage, Italian folk music comprises of diverse styles, dance forms and musical instruments. With the country's gradual unification, hundreds of music styles from different Italian regions came together quite late in the 20th century. Italy's folk music has had ..
(July 26, 2008) Spain's musical legacy has greatly been influenced from rich musical cultures emerging from Africa and Asia. Spain's folk music is more individualistic in nature and contains mostly dance rhythmic movements. When the Moors invaded Spain in the eighth century they brought with them their Eastern ..
(July 26, 2008) India's history is rich and diverse due to its unique blend of ancient civilizations, cultures, beliefs and ideas. To mention just a few of the landmarks in Indian history would do grave injustice to the other important events which may seem unimportant yet left a lasting impact on the history of ..
(July 15, 2008) In Karaoke, amateurs sing into a microphone, to recorded music, while reading lyrics displayed on a video screen, generally for the purpose of personal entertainment and pleasure. It is held on a public address system like other shows but does not stage professionals and is largely informal in ..
(June 28, 2008) Bollywood is running like blood in the nerves of Indian culture and tradition. The most essential aspect of this industry is the songs that add to the popularity. The industry comprises of a number of languages and music lyrics including Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and various other Indian ..
(June 24, 2008) Indian traditions and ceremonies are loaded with fun as rituals and songs are chief representations. There is a song and dance session to express happiness, welcoming someone in the family or a simple family get together. Marriages are full of celebration and events begin with the mehendi or ..
(June 24, 2008) Songs that are sung in the praise of God are called Hindi Devotional Songs or bhajans. There are also kirtans that sung with all devotion for God. These songs are sung with eyes closed so that one may concentrate on the words of the songs and experience temporary freedom of mind and body. That is ..
(June 24, 2008) The music of Korea is over 1000 years old. Isang Yun - a musician teaching in Berlin included Korean songs in his course which was later brought back to Korea. Like all other strong influences, war definitely had its impact on Korean music. Korean music is mostly influenced by shamanistic and ..
(June 24, 2008) Hindustani music is just a glimpse of the rich cultural scene in India. India is a land of festivals, music, devotion and the strength of communal harmony. Instrumental music is divine and soul lifting. This is used in meditation and when interspersed with chants of ‘Om’ the aura in the .
(June 24, 2008) India is a country with unity in diversity. Similar is the case with Indian music. Indian music and Indian songs are as diverse as the country. A number of religion and languages combine together to form one fused form of Indian music. One of the popular strands of this fused form is the Telugu ..
(June 24, 2008) Music is characterized and influenced by the prevailing times. War and history bring about changes in the style and form of music. Western influence is certain with pop, jazz and also indicates a change in dance forms. Percussion, string and wind form the chief divisions in instrumental songs. ..
(June 24, 2008) Indian pop, indi pop or Hindi pop prevails in many names in the over 1 billion Indian population. With Hindi as the main language there are many other languages where pop music entertains the masses and classes. It was introduced in the 80s by Nazia Hassan a Pakistani singer who gave India áap ..
(June 15, 2008) Karaoke songs are usually sung by amateur singers where a popular song track is played on the karaoke music system and the singer accompanies it through microphone. Usually, either the original singer's voice is attenuated or completed removed. This can be done while the song is being played or ..
(June 15, 2008) Bhangra is a Punjabi folk dance which is massively popular all across the world. Historically, Bhangra was celebrated during the harvest festival of Baisakhi in Punjab. Basically a Punjabi folk dance, Bhangra expanded itself to incorporate the style of music used to come up with the original dance. .
(June 15, 2008) Indian Hip-Hop is a wonderful mixture of conventional Indian musical rudiments with hip hop music. Hip-Hop changed all the dynamics of world music in 1990s. It's a form of music which focuses more on message or lyrics of the song than the music. To understand Indian instrumental Hip-Hop music we ..
(June 15, 2008) Hindi film industry, also renowned as Bollywood produces thousands of movies every year. One of the most common features of these movies is ‘Song and Dance’ sequences. Not only Hindi movies but all regional movies also have songs as their integral part. These songs and dance scenes are ..
(June 15, 2008) Indian folk songs possess rich history. Immensely popular all across the country, these songs truly represent the cultural diversity of India. A rustic manifestation of the grand Indian civilization, these songs have spellbinding variety. Indian civilization boasts of extremely diverse culture. ..