(Last Updated on : 09/09/2014)
Kamrupi song is one of the most popular folk music
practiced in the Assam
state of India. This conventional music expresses the thoughts and emotions of the common people of the North Eastern part of India. These traditional songs portray different aspects of life like wedding, lullaby etc.
Forms of Kamrupi Song
Kamrupi song is derived from Kamarupa
kingdom of Lower Assam. Various people of erstwhile-undivided Kamrup district
sing Kamrupi songs from time immemorial. Apart from this, the various forms of songs are linking the day-to-day activities are also popular like marriage songs (biyar geet), now khelar (boat race) geet, maha-kheda (mosquito drive out) geet, child's play geet, boroshibowa (fishing) geet, nisukoni (lallabye) geet and various forms of bihu geet
. Wholly, the folk songs reflect every aspect of life of common people.
A class of Vaishnava Sampradayas
songs considerably influences Kamrupi folk song. These songs are highly sophisticated and refined in both literary and musical ways. These folk songs, although sung to the humble "dolara" and the "dagar" (or khanjari) show great intricacy. These songs are rich in musical techniques.
Popularity of Kamrupi Song
The Government of Assam is trying to project this folk song to the global people. Like the songs of Lalon Fakir
or the Baul song
, this Kamrupi folk song will soothe the ears of the global audience. This will make the economic enhancement of the singers of this folk song.
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