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Assam is located in the northeast part of India and very popular for its different varieties of folk music. As according to the demand of the local people in the 80s, famous artists of Assam gives modern version to the music.
The scale of the music of Assam is very downward that differentiate this folk raga music from the music of other parts of India. The people of the neighbor state that is Thialand, China and Myanmar shared the ethnic music style. So these tunes were meend based in a form of pyramid structure has a proper musical contrast with the other portion of the India. Lots of tribes were situated in Assam surrounding with hills and valley. The popular Bihu song has its large contrast with different forms of music with different people.
For the survival of the Assamese people, music is very essential as according to them. The birth of the Assamese music has not particular evidence but according to the belief, music of Assam arise from the origin of Brahmaputra.
As from the 2nd century according to the beliefs, the musical instruments, dance, and various cultural collection of songs were Historians claim that a distinctive culture of the collection of Songs were pragmatic in Assam. The skill of the Assamese woman shown through the various legends that named Princess Usha of the Sonitpur and Chitralekha who is her cohort Chitralekha that enhanced the skill of music in woman. According to the claims by historians, the music of Assam was also appreciated in the China.
Lots of other Indian Classical genres of music were launched in Assam at the time of vedic era like Dhrupad Shailee and Ragas. The classic music of the Assam is differentiated into 2 portions as according to the connoisseurs– Borgeet and Ojapali.
In the state of Assam, various famous genres of music were very popular and they are:
- Folk songs – The prime enhancing factors of music in Assam are the tribal section that named Pati Rabhas. The folk song of Assam is divided into two parts that is Bharigaan and Jhumur. The Jhumur involves the Ramayana in melodic form and the Bharigaan involves the all kinds of songs related to religion.
- Regional folk music –This form of music showed the different music levels of different regions. The main regional folk music includes ojapali, kamrupiya, and Lokageet of Goalporiya.
- Ethnic folk music – the Jhumur and the Bharigaan are the two forms of ethnic folk music.
- Bihugeet – Bihu is the largest festival celebrated in Assam and this musical form is enhanced by the people of Assam in this festival.
- Allied Styles – some of the Allied music style of the Assam are biya naam, borgeet, and Nisukonigeet.
- Bhakti music – Bhakti geet of the Assam includes borgeet and Zikir.
- Modern music – As according to the change in varieties and form of music, musical form of Assam also advanced with the modern technique towards the future.