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Rajesh Srivastava , Data Analyst. Traveler. Pink Floyd Fan Foreve Oct, 12 2016

Why are upcoming Indian music bands not adapting folk music? It will be refreshing if one can do a proper fusion with it


Indian music scene is depressing right now. There are a few bands doing exceptionally well but not many.

India has its original folk genre and that too different for different states. We have seen what coke studio has done to Sufi music.

We have seen what Raghu Dixit and Agam has done to carnatic music. Why don't we see bands repeating this success. Lavani, Gangasangeet, Bihu, Rabindra sangeet are yet to be explored and given to people in the format they will love.

Music lovers here, what do you guys think?

Indian music scene is depressing right now. There are a few bands doing exceptionally well but not many.India has its original folk genre and that too different for different states. We have seen what coke studio has done to Sufi music. We have seen what Raghu Dixit and Agam has done to carnatic music. Why don't we see bands repeating this success. Lavani, Gangasangeet, Bihu, Rabindra sangeet are yet to be explored and given to people in the format they will love.Music lovers here, what do you guys think?

Rajesh Verma , Would like to explore Awaremonk before writin Oct, 12 2016


You don't know about Indian ocean if you are saying this. Indian Ocean. The amusing fact about the band is - there is no such concept of lead singer- they sing in group.Their drummer plays it to a table rhythms and their guitarist does not do riff , instead plays it like a sitar. Above all - they dont do love songs - all of their songs are drawn from social settings, for eg- MA rewa -speaks about narmada, Kandisa- supposed to be written in Aramaic (meaning not the writer neither the band knows the meaning of the song, yet it is their master piece) , Roday - its a song in 7 laguages -speaks about displacement of people on the eve of narmada bachao andolan and a lot many .Recommended albums - Kandisa, Khajoor road,Tandanu
You don't know about Indian ocean if you are saying this. Indian Ocean. The amusing fact about the band is - there is no such concept of lead singer- they sing in group.Their drummer plays it to a table rhythms and their guitarist does not do riff , instead plays it like a sitar. Above all - the


Soumyadeep Roy , Music Forever Oct, 12 2016


You have also not researched much before saying this.

Band culture in Bengal started with the cult group of Mohiner Ghoraguli in 1975. The music of the band was inspired by the wandering groups of Baul and their mystic music on one hand and the realism of urban folk movement contemporary to Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead on the other. Though their experimental music couldn't break apart the existing traditional music scene, they gathered a huge fan following come the 90s. Some of their albums such as Maya had songs directly influenced by Bauls.

You have also not researched much before saying this.Band culture in Bengal started with the cult group of Mohiner Ghoraguli in 1975. The music of the band was inspired by the wandering groups of Baul and their mystic music on one hand and the realism of urban folk movement contemporary to Bob Dylan


Sudhanshu , Live and let live Oct, 12 2016


Bhumi is also one such band. They incorporated Baul elements into many of their songs. They even use Baul instruments. One good example can be the song, 'Dheere Chol Re Maajhi Bhai, from their album, 'Gaan Doriyaae', or even their cover of 'Laal Pahaarir Deshe Jaa' from the album, 'Isspecial'.

In 2009, they released an album called, 'Aamra Notun Jouboner Doot', comprising of only Rabindra Sangeet, performed in quite different way.

Their songs can be said to be based on Indian classical music. Of course, whether they are inspired by the same is for experts to decide.

A major strong point of Bhoomi has been its fusion music, and it has done Bangla songs based on genres as varied as Assamese Bihu numbers to traditional Rajasthani music.

Bhumi is also one such band. They incorporated Baul elements into many of their songs. They even use Baul instruments. One good example can be the song, 'Dheere Chol Re Maajhi Bhai, from their album, 'Gaan Doriyaae', or even their cover of 'Laal Pahaarir Deshe Jaa' from the album, 'Isspecial'. In


Aditya Singh , Starting up. Just learnt before launch its ca Oct, 12 2016


But these bands can hardly be called fusion bands because they are not consistent in terms of delivery and maybe to some extent are not conscious of the technical subtleties involved with the music because let's face it, these kind of genres only appeal to a very narrow section of listeners.


Sonali Rawat , bla bla Oct, 12 2016


You forgot light classical or semi-classical genres like Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal, Chaiti, Kajri and Tappa and Qawwali.