Music of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is a state of India. The region's folk heritage includes songs called rasiya (known especially in Braj), which celebrate the divine love of Radha and Shri Krishna. These songs are accompanied by large drums known as bumb, and are performed at many festivals.

Music of India
A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735.jpg
A Lady Playing the Tanpura, c. 1735 (Rajasthan)


Media and performance
Music awards
Music festivals
Music media
Nationalistic and patriotic songs
National anthemJana Gana Mana
Regional music

During the eras of Guptas and Harsh Vardhans, Uttar Pradesh was a major center for musical innovation.

Folk dances or folk theatre forms include: