Bengali Music

Bengali Music

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Bengali Music (Rabindrasangeet - Vocal) gained immense popularity in tandem with its creator, the learned Rabindranath Tagore. While the world mostly knows him as a poet, Tagore composed over 2,000 songs collectively known as Rabindrasangeet, (“Rabindra Music”) merging prose and poetry with lyricism. This contribution to Indian music has had a long-lasting influence in Bangladesh and Bengal, India, where it roots are. Heavily influenced by the North Indian light-classical thumri style of song and focusing mainly on words set to melody, Tagore’s music emulates the tone of Indian classical raags mixed with a poetic flair.