Telugu music belongs to south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Like its siblings Kannada and Malayalam songs, Telugu songs also possess rich history. Ancient form of Telugu music was ‘Kalapam’ which was basically peformed through a string of songs. Another popular concept was ‘Burrakatha’, also considered as link between storytelling and music.
It was a traditional event performed for three consecutive days and involved three performers indulging in narrating, singing and acting stories taken form mythological characters or politics.Telugu film songs owe a lot to A R Rehman. He single handedly changed the music scenario by giving chances to many new singers who gradually managed to make their mark in industry and peoples’ hearts as well. Famous Telugu singers include the likes of Mano, SPB, Kousalya, Shreya Ghosa, Rajesh, Karthik, SP Charan, Tippu, Malavika, Mahalaxmi, Sunitha, Usha, Sumangali, KK, Mallikharjun, Chitra, Kalpana, Ganga, and Nithya etc. Many popular Hindi singers also sing for Telugu film industry.
Renowned music composers are; Saluri Rajeswara Rao, A. R. Rahman, Chakri, Raghavulu, Ilaiyaraaja, Koti, M. M. Keeravani, SP Kodandapani, Mani Sharma, Devi Sri Prasad, Pendyala, K. V. Mahadevan, Chakravarthy, RP Patnaik and Vidyasagar. Popular Telugu tracks are, Salaame, Akh Ladiye, Har Manzar, Kadalenum, Thiruvadi Charanam, Naan Engae, Paruvame, Ukku Ukku, Kanmaniyae Kadhal Enbathu, Arulvaayae, Vedha, Om Arunachaleswaraya Namaha etc.
Directory of Telugu Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are legal sites & cultural music resources which offer free Telugu songs, new releases, free Telugu mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Telugu 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 & music resources.
www.prd.kerala.gov.in/prd2/art/music.htm – Government of Kerala site. Learn about folk songs and music from Kerala.
telugufm.com/ – Offers Telugu Music and songs. Includes New and old Telugu Movie songs.
telugubiz.net/ – Offers a collection of Telugu songs and Movie song lyrics.
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