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Encyclopedia > Music of Kashmir

The historic region of Kashmir, an area disputed by India and Pakistan, encompasses the modern regions of Kashmir, Ladakh and Jammu. Kashmir (or Cashmere) may refer to: Kashmir region, the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent India, Kashmir conflict, the territorial dispute between India, Pakistan, and the China over the Kashmir region. ... Ladakh (Tibetan script: ལ་དྭགས་, Ladakhi IPA: , Hindi: लद्दाख़, Hindi IPA: , Urdu: لدّاخ; land of high passes) is a region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in Northern India sandwiched between the Karakoram mountain range to the north and the Himalayas to the south. ... Jammu   (Hindi: जम्मू, Urdu: جموں) is one of the three regions comprising the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. ...

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Traditional Kashmiri Music

Traditionally the music composed by ethnic Kashmiris has a wide range of musical influences in composition. Due to Kashmir's close proximity to Central Asia, Eastern Asia and Southern Asia, a unique blend of music has evolved encompassing the music of the 3 regions. But, overall, Kashmiri music is closer to Central Asian music, using traditional Central Asian instruments and musical scales. Kashmiri music uses a wide variety of musical scales, everything from musical scales which are very similar to the byzantine scale, and harmonic minor scale, to the more melodic sounding Major scale, and Minor scale. Also the use of vocals in traditional Kashmiri music varies. In some forms of Kashmiri music vocals are given the central role, forming the lead of the songs, but in many other varieties, it is the instruments that act as the central focus of the music. In a lot of traditional Kashmiri music the vocals are harmonized, with a wide ranging of harmonies from the use Consecutive fifths to one person singing the same melody either an octave higher or lower. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Byzantine scale denotes the eight modes or tones derived from Ancient Greek usage. ... In music, a scale is a set of musical notes in order by pitch, either ascending or descending. ... In music theory, the major scale (or major mode) is one of the diatonic scales. ... A minor scale in musical theory is a diatonic scale whose third scale degree is an interval of a minor third above the tonic. ... In the course of the development of classical music from the Renaissance to the Baroque period, a number of musical rules sprung up which, although harmless to our modern ears, were considered taboo in the classical age. ... In music, an octave (sometimes abbreviated 8ve or 8va) is the interval between one musical note and another with half or double the frequency. ...


Rouf is a traditional dance form performed by women on certain important occasions.


Sufiana Kalam is also popular in Kashmir, this form of music is accompanied by a 70-stringed instrument called the santoor, along with the Kashmiri saz. Sufiana Kalam has been popular in Kashmir since arriving from Iran in the 15th century, and has been the music of choice for Kashmiri Sufi mystics. The santoor is a trapezoid-shaped hammered dulcimer often made of walnut, with seventy strings. ... The Saz (from Persian: ‎ , music) is a plucked stringed instrument, popular in Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the Balkan countries. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Sufism (Arabic تصوف taṣawwuf) is a system of esoteric philosophy commonly associated with Islam. ...


The dance based on the sofiyiana kalam is the hafiz nagma. the kashmiri music is now going to the world famous and the need to improve the choice is save the kashmiri language than that of to become it from vougularity.


Music by Hindus in Kashmir

Music in Kashmir performed by Hindus is mainly influenced by Indian classical music, using instruments such as the Sitar. Sarangadeva who wrote the famous Sangeet Ratnakara was a Kashmiri. Music and musical instruments find mentioned in the earliest texts like the Nilmatapurana and Rajatarangini by Kalhana. The very fact that a Kashmiri - Abhinavagupta (the great philosopher) who has written a commentary called Abhinavabharati on Bharata's Natyashatra shows how much of importance was given to music in the ancient times. The most popular folk instrument is Santoor(Shat-tantri-veena), a hundred string percussion instrument which is played by Goddess Sharada (the Goddess of learning and art in ancient Kashmir). Henzae is a music form sung by Kashmiri Pandits on religious and cultural festivals. Premla Shahane playing a sitar, 1927 The sitar (Urdu/Persian: ‎ ṣītār, Hindi: सितार्) is probably the best-known South Asian instrument in the West. ... For other uses, see Kashmiri (disambiguation) Kashmiri is a Dardic language spoken primarily in Kashmir, an Asian region now split between India, Pakistan and China. ... Rajtarangini (River of Kings), a book written in Sanskrit by Kalhana, contains an account of the life and history of Kashmir. ... Kalhana (c. ... For other uses, see Kashmiri (disambiguation) Kashmiri is a Dardic language spoken primarily in Kashmir, an Asian region now split between India, Pakistan and China. ... Abhinavagupta (c. ... Abhinavabharati The celebrated and only available commentary of Bharatas Natyasastra penned by Abhinavagupta, the great Kashmiri Saivite philosopher. ... Sharada can refer to: another name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati the Sharada script This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus) are the original inhabitants of the Valley of Kashmir. ...


Ladakh

One of the main features of a Ladakh marriage is the recitation of lengthy narratives by singers in unusual costumes. “Matrimony” redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Popular dances in Ladakh include the Khatok Chenmo (only when headed by an aristocratic family member), Kompa Tsum-tsak (meaning three successive steps), Jabro (dance steps from Western Ladakh), Chaams (Sacred dance by Lamas), Chabs-Skyan Tses (Dance carrying a Pot), Raldi Tses (Sqordsmanship Dance) and alley yaato (Zanskari Dance and Song Sequence) etc.


Recordings

  • Kashmir: Traditional Songs and Dances, Nonesuch Explorer Series, 1974.
  • Kashmiri Songs
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Nonesuch Records is currently allied with Warner Bros. ...

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Music of Kashmir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (524 words)
The historic region of Kashmir, an area disputed by India and Pakistan, encompasses the modern regions of Kashmir, Ladakh and Jammu.
In a lot of traditional Kashmiri music the vocals are harmonized, with a wide ranging of harmonies from the use Consecutive fifths to one person singing the same melody either an octave higher or lower.
Music in Kashmir performed by Hindus is mainly influenced by Indian classical music, using instruments such as the sitar.
Kashmiri Pandits and Music (1356 words)
Kashmir after this started loosing art and cultural heritage.
Today, when Kashmiri Pandits are in a helpless state, living under torn and tattered tents, in rickety camps, in shabby rooms and in vacated stables, mostly in and around Jammu, in Delhi and in other parts of the country, the recent lot of musicians are still active and their spirits have not darnpened.
Through music they are keeping the spirits of Biradari and spirits of those who had to run away from their land, high.
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