India is land not just geographically but also culturally blessed!! The most unique factor of India is that it has developed a subculture with respect to music and has become a part of culture and tradition. Today we refer to such traditional music as folk music. They include many forms right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari like Lavani, Kathak, Bhangra, Sufi, Koli, Baul to name a few. There are many music singers who have taken their share by contributing to folk music.
Bollywood has quite often turned to folk singer’s voices as their voice has something magical and something that cannot be matched. Some of the best folk music singers of all times that deserve a mention are:
Ila Arun is not just a folk singer bus also an actress and a TV personality. Appeared in many Bollywood movies like Jodhaa Akbar, Begum Jaan, Lamhe. She is a Rajasthani folk singer who has sung songs. And her name doesn’t go unmentioned when it comes to folk music.
Papon is now a household name that has greatly contributed to folk-fusion. He belongs to Assam. A lead singer in a band formed Papon and The East India Comedy.
Nooran Sisters, Jyoti Nooran and Sultana Nooran together have the power to hold the room together with their powerful voice. They got their first hit with Patakha Guddi from Highway and also have delivered hits for Sultan Dangal and Dum Laga K Haisha.
Falguni Pathak, the Dandiya Queen has a name for her performance in festivals like Gujarat Navaratri. Some of the popular songs Chudi Jo Khanke Hathon Mein, Maine Payal Hai Chhankai, Sawan Mein are a few of her remarkable albums.
There are many others who have made their space in this industry through their powerful folk voices.
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