(Last Updated on : 11/05/2017)
Folk Music of Punjab is the traditional music of the Punjab
region. There is a great repertoire of music from the time of birth through the different stages of joy and sorrow till death
. The folk music
invokes the traditions as well as the hardworking nature and bravery of the people of Punjab.
Feature of Folk Music of Punjab
Punjabi folk music is associated with a traditional lifestyle and culture
. The rhythm of Punjabi folk music is very simple, unlike the rhythms of Bhangra
. Due to the lack of musicianship Punjabi folk genre is committed to re using melodies created hundreds of years ago.
Themes of Folk Music of Punjab
Punjabi folk songs are varied and colourful. A folk song is essentially a subjective expression of the emotions walling up from the depths. It borrows its metamorphous and imagery from the simple things in life. Laughter, happiness, pain, sorrow, all form ingredients of these songs. They are simple, charming, and full of the sincerity of emotion, and the purity of feeling. Punjab has folk songs on birth, marriage
, death, love, separation, beauty, social and economical status, village lifestyle
, nature, bravery, folklores and folktales
, folk romances, historical heroes, festivals
and many more. The entire Punjabi culture
is reflected in them.
Instruments for Folk Music of Punjab
Punjabi folk singers may sing unaccompanied or along with such traditional instruments as Dhol, Tumbi
, Gharha, Gagar, Chimta
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