About the three most popular genres in the culture of India…
Telugu is a beautiful Dravidian language widely spoken in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telingana, where it is used as an official language. These southern regions of India are intimately associated with music, in large part due to their widely celebrated, dynamic dances. And both states boast an interesting and rich musical heritage spanning centuries...
There is a wide range of musical genres in Telugu. Each of them is beautiful in its own way... These genres range from, say, traditional music, to folk, religious, or more modern. And each of them is distinguished by its unique charm: Telugu music gently flows with its unobtrusive motives, plunging into beautiful worlds and spaces…
If you want to know a little more about this magical music, then you are reading the right article. Below are some Telugu music genres that are very popular today.
Songs written in Telugu perfectly reflect the essence and depth of this musical genre. Among the huge variety, you will not find two songs that sound the same. One of the most important roles in this genre is assigned to the language itself, since it is he who can easily reveal the thoughts of the writer, as well as his personality and soul.
Among the instruments actively used in this genre are the vina, mandolin, violin, mridanga... Curiously, many people believe that folk music was created exclusively from this genre.
This genre of Telugu music is extremely popular in rural India. Also, it has a really special meaning for many residents of this state… Folk music is still performed and created to this day, only now in various, undeniably interesting forms… It tells beautiful stories that have elements of dance, singing, jokes , prayers and poetry.
As in all other states of vast India, the music and film industries are closely intertwined, especially in the regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The Telugu film industry is often referred to as Tollywood, and is the second largest after the well-known Bollywood.
Here are just some of the most famous composers and artists of this genre: Gantasala, Devi Sri Prasad, Ramana Gogula, Mani Sharma… S.P. Balasubramaniam is the most famous composer in the Telugu film industry. The artist boasts 25 Nandi Awards, the highest music award one can receive in the Telugu film industry.
Apart from the genres mentioned in this article, there are other genres that have deep songs, hidden meanings… And some of them have influenced many people all over India. And if you want to understand what makes them so distinctive and special, just listen to them... You will be surprised at how they can make you feel completely new, incredible...