India has one of the most thriving and diverse cultures in the world. Its rich heritage is an all-embracing confluence of religions, traditions and customs that merge seamlessly in spite of all the diversity. Bursting with ethnic flavours, our country is a vibrant potpourri of music, dance, customs, arts, and crafts.
Each state of India has its own cultural and traditional identity and style and this rich diversity across all the states is best reflected in their distinct music and dance traditions.
Indian folk music is an indispensable part of our rich culture and tradition. From the exotic melodies and instruments to the simple lyrics and elegant composition, folk music is an excellent way to express happiness and festivity and celebrate a unique, rich and diverse culture of the region.
From the Hindustani classical music practised in the northern states to the Carnatic classical music practised in the south, to other popular musical traditions like Sufi, Bihu , Thumri, Ghazal, Qawwali, Lavni, the various states of India have a rich legacy of folk musical styles to offer to the world of events and entertainment. Particularly popular are the folk music artists from Rajasthan like Swaraag, Kutle Khan and Ismail Khan Langa group as well as the Tatseo Sisters quartet from Nagaland to name a few.
Most of the folk music of India is dance-oriented. This means that the songs that are sung are usually accompanied by some dance form, typical to the region in which it is being performed.
From classical and traditional to folk and tribal, there are various dance forms in India. Apart from the main classical dance forms such as Bharatnatyam, Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, we have folk dances and music which incorporate dance and drama to create interactive performances like the Lavani in Maharashtra, Bhangra in Punjab, Garba in Gujarat, Bihu in Assam, Jhumair in Jharkhand, Chari in Rajasthan among so many others. With their vibrant movements, music, lyrics, costumes and colours, these regional dances depict the stories of the lands they come from and are being increasingly engaged for local entertainment for corporate events.
Folk and tribal dances like Kalbelia, Ghoomar and Kalaripayattu amongst many of the aforementioned classical and folk dances have become a popular choice for local entertainment especially for residential corporate conferences and events that are planned in the states that these dances originate from.
If you want to embrace Indian culture and tradition at your next event, we at Black Hat have curated an amazing selection of the most authentic and presentable Folk and Cultural artists that will bring a local flavor to your event and immerse your audience into the vibrant rich culture of the region.
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