I just get thrilled when i hear Indian folk songs – India has awesome collection of songs – be it Bollywood or Folk. India is blessed to have varieties of folk songs due to its cultural diversity. Each Region of India has its own archetype and distinctive style of folk music. Each have their own charm and appeal.
The present era may not like or enjoy all the folk songs but some are just exception and evergreen. Listened to the Bengali jhumur and baul, Maand and pihari folk songs of Rajashthan, Kashmiri folk songs. Indeed folk songs have their own status and mark in the field of music. I am not from music industry, but still can taste and share the sweetness of the Indian folk Songs.
Just before writing this article, I was listening to “Pasaayadan”. It’s considered as a prayer, written by Sant Dnyaneshwar. I now wish to hear some tribal or tribal folk music of india. Have heard that in the remote areas of India, music is a natural learning process which almost seeps in into any individual. Metros miss their charm. I guess, metros will makeavailable its bollywood or remixed version to the listeners. Heard Koshur’s Kashmiri folk song “Rind posh mal”, many of us would be knowing this famous song from the movie “Mission Kashmir”. We probably heard the bollywood version of this Kashmiri folk song.
Many Indian folk songs are difficult to find. With the present scenario where “main karun toh saala character dheela hai” and “taaza mutton” type songs… our folk music are not so liked or wanted by a quite a good amount of crowd, but they remain to be India’s identity and most loved and missed songs.