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For the classical folk music tradition, Gujarat is quite popular in India. Music is the soul and heart of Gujarat. Tourists all over the world are attracted by the various forms of music of Gujarat and dances forms like Raas, Garbi, and Garba that is very popular. Garba and Raas form of dances were basically represented the time period Lord Krishna in Gokul playing with flute.
All the classical ragas forms, music, and folk songs have varieties with different collections in the state of Gujarat.
In the Gujarat, the culture of Vaishnava created the temple music form with various classification. Some of the people of Gujarat save the tradition of music and folk as their hereditary profession with a great deal.
The folk songs in Gujarat include various classifications like Rannade songs, nuptial songs, lullabies, and festive songs.
As addition to the contribution in folk and classical music, Gujarat also gives its contribution in making musical instruments. In the folk music of Gujarat, various instruments like Zanz pot drum, Bungal, Turi, Ektaro, Jantar, Ravan Hattho, Manjira gives their contribution and they are worth. In the field of classical folk music, various genres of Ragas were formed that named Sorathi (from Sorath), Bilaval (from Vereval), Todi, Gujaqri, Ahiri, Lati, and Khambavati (Khambhat and Cambay). These ragas made a valuable gifts to the classicial folk music of India traditionally, which is quite worthy.
The traditional folk music names are Bellads, Duha, Sorathaa, Channd in the Saurastra of the state of Gujarat.
The music related to religion are Haveli sangeet and Bhajans in the state of Gujarat.
Very popular festival Navratri is quite celebrated in the state of Gujarat with great enthusiasm and very popular all over the world. In the festival, people of different age groups and cities take part and enjoyed singing and dancing. Other communities from neighbor cities and Gujaraties also take part in this festival. In this Navratri festival, people are with nine days fast along with singing, dancing and enjoyed the festival. In this festival, instrumental music with fusion and traditional dance is the common factor. The singers paid homage to Lord Krishna and Maa Durga through their songs in this festival.
Young generation of the Gujarat also appreciate the modern music and pop culture. In the state of Gujarat, the celebrations of Christmas and New Year also quite popular. Among the young generations, various forms of music and dances were popular like Hip Hop, Jazz, western music, pop, Punjabi Bhangda, Indi pop and other different forms. Unlike Gujarat, Ahmedabad is also famous for musical live shows with great artists.