History of Traditional Indian Carnatic Music – India is a Hindu country that has customs, culture and traditions that are different from other countries. This country is indeed known as the largest Hindu country because the majority of its people are Hindus.
History of Traditional Indian Carnatic Music
Indian music has different characteristics in each region. In North India the classical music is known as Hindustan and while the South Indian part is known as Carnatic music.
Today we are not going to discuss a modern music that is widely known to the public, but rather to know more about traditional Indian music that maybe not many people know.
Carnatic music or sangeet Carnatic is typical music of South India. Carnatic music is one genre of music that has a history and a famous music. Carnatic is known as music that flourished in southern India such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala.
Indian traditional music has the same function as other countries such as for accompanying traditional ceremonies, or wedding ceremonies and other traditions in the environment of people’s lives.
Usually traditional Indian music has spiritual and religious elements, so that it becomes entertainment for the community.
Carnatic music from South India is a music that is better known than North Indian music. In India many traditional music artists are better known too. Unlike in Asian countries, the average musical character does not include who the singer and creator.
The following are traditional Indian musical art figures:
Bhimsen Joshi, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, MS Subbulakshmi, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Tansen, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Dr. Balamuralikrishna, and others.
The names are the names of figures known to have become classical traditional arts in India. Songs that are sung or created are very beautiful and become Indian songs that will continue to be enshrined as heritage music.
For those of you who want to listen to Carnatic music, you can search for several song titles on streaming platforms like YouTube to listen to the classic South Indian song known as cultural heritage.