Friday, March 31, 2023


Folk Songs and Singers

The popular music of folk-songs, Yakshagana and open-air plays has a unique cultural value. Karnataka state has different folk musical traditions with a variety of themes, subtlety of thought and wide range of human interest. Each form is distinct from the other and rivals in creative aspect. They have a multiple variety of folk songs in northern and southern regions.

For the purpose of classification, two groups of folk singers of Karnataka have been identified on the basis of their vocational interests. They are (a) Professional singers (b) Ballad singers.

Professional singers are again classified into (a) Professional Religious singers (b) Professional secular singers.