Thursday, July 4, 2013

Folk Song for JSC Exam



Folk Song

Folk songs are songs that are sung in traditional style of a community or country.These songs are different from the others in themes, words and tunes. They mainly reflect the joys and sorrows of the common people of the community or the country. In Bangladesh we have a rich tradition of folk songs. These songs are sung with the traditional musical instruments such as the tabla ektara,dotara etc. However, folk songs also have some categories such as the Palligiti, Bhatiali, Bhawaiya, Jari, Sari, Gambhira, Lalongiti, Palagaon etc. These songs have their traditional specialties. For example Palligiti tells the joys and sorrows of the village people.Bhatiali tells the joys and sorrows of the people whose lives are closely related with the rivers of Bangladesh.They are the boatmen,the river gypsies etc.Lalongiti is a devotional or philosophical songs about creator and creation.Folk songs are valuable resources of Bangladesh and Bangladeshi culture.

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