Music of Gujarat
|Music of India|
A Lady Playing the Tanpura, c. 1735 (Rajasthan)
|Media and performance|
|Nationalistic and patriotic songs|
|National anthem||Jana Gana Mana|
Gujarati folk music consists of a wide variety. Bhajan, a devotional song type poetry are categorized by theme of poetry/lyrics and by musical compositions such as Prabhati, Katari, Dhol etc. The Bard traditions of Barot, Charan and Gadhvi communities has preserved and enriched the folk tradition of story telling with or without music. This includes the forms of Doha, Sorathaa, Chhand, etc.
Dayro and Lokvarta are music performances where people gather to listen performer who delivers religious as well as social message through it. Marasiyas are elegiac form of music originated from Marsiya. Fattanna or Lagna-geets are light form of song and music played during marriages.