Kannada music or carnatic music belongs to the state of Karnataka. It’s a wonderful mixture of traditional music and contemporary music. Diversity is such; one can get to hear classical Carnatic music along with modern western songs.
Classical genre of Kannada music is said to be centuries old and yet it has not lost its relevance and popularity. Several devotional songs can be found in classical format which are equally popular amongst all groups of the society. It’s a common sight to see houseful auditoriums for classical music concerts.
Like Hindi songs, most popular form of Kannada songs is movie songs. Music of Karnataka involves balanced usage of harmony and beats. Western genres have also become quite popular amongst the younger generations of the regions. One can find every possible genre of music being played in Kannada movies.
From carnatic classical to pop, rock, hip-hop and rap, they all have their own loyal fan following. Famous kannada singers are; KJ Yesudas, SP Balasubramanium, Chitra, Jayachandran, Karthik, Yesudas, Madhu Balakrishna, S Janaki, SP Sailaja, PB Sreenivas, Rajkumar, P Susheela, Shreya Ghoshal, Suman Kalyanpur, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vani Jayaram, Vasundhara Das to name a few. Pop artists include, Shivrajkumar, Badri, Naveen Krishna etc.
Directory of Kannada Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Kannada songs, new releases, free Kannada mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Kannada music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Always read their terms & conditions. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & legal music resources.
udbhava – A Kannada Music & Kannada Songs Portal. Offers Kannada Film Songs, Stories, Light Music, Hari kathe, Folk Songs, Patriotic Songs, Drama, Classical Music, Mankutimmana Kagga, Songs for Children.
chitraloka.com/sections/downloads/songs – Download good quality songs and musics of Kannada Films. You can even listen to them online incase you don’t want to download them
ourkarnataka.com/kannada_songs/huchcha – Provides Song lyrics of Kannada movie Huchcha, lyrics, songs, music, online kannada songs.
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