Four enchanting folk tunes

Indian folk music is diverse because of India’s vast cultural diversity. Folk music has been influential on classical music, which is viewed as a higher art form. Folk instruments and styles have impacted classical Ragas since ages. It is not uncommon for classical artists, both vocalists and instrumentalists, to perform in semi-classical or Thumri style. Presented here are a few musical pieces performed by some of the most renowned artists, in the light classical mood or folk form.

Bismillah Khan – Banarasi Folk Dhun (Shehnai) :  Download

Ali Akbar Khan – Come Back My Love (Sarod) :  Download

Sultan Khan – So Ja Re (Rajasthani Folk on Sarangi) :  Download

Shujaat Khan – Lajo Lajo (Punjabi Folk on Sitar) :  Download

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3 Comments

  1. Chintan said,

    December 30, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Fantastic.. the Banarasi Dhun by Ustad Bismillah Khan is one of my all time favorites…

  2. Dr.S.K.Basu said,

    January 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Wonderful collection. If Bismillah Khan Sahib’s folk dhun is an enthralling tribute to bygone era, Sultan Khan’s So Ja Re is simply mesmerizing and Shujaat Khan’s Lajo Lajo is sparkling.

  3. December 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Good Collection…


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