Hori (music)

Hori is a genre of semi-classical singing, popular in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.[1][2] It can be adorned with a Bhairavi,[3] Thumri etc.

It comes in the series of season songs, like Chaiti, Sawani and Kajari, and is traditionally sung in the villages and towns of Uttar Pradesh: around Banaras, Mirzapur, Mathura, Allahabad and the Bhojpur regions of Bihar.It is also called Dhamar, which is sung with Dhamar taal . Songs of Hori/ Dhamar are related to Radha-Krishna Leela in the festival of Holi.


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