Tip | The distinction between “folk” and “tribal” music: Cultures that are very different


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India has a very rich tradition of folk music.  The extreme cultural diversity creates endless varieties of folk styles.  Each region has its own particular style.

There is a tendency to lump folk music along with tribal music.  There is actually a difference.  Where folk music is a mere rustic reflection of the larger Indian society, tribal music often represents cultures that are very different.  Some of these tribal cultures are throwbacks to cultural conditions as they were thousands of years ago.

Tribal and folk music is not taught in the same way that Indian classical music is taught. […]

Source: Overview of Indian Folk Music
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Date Visited: 1 june 2020

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