Assamese music belongs to the state of Assam, in the northeastern part of India. Like other regional music of India, Assamese music also has diverse range of folk music. Better known as ethnic music, this form of music has this peculiar descending scale which makes it quite different from other regional folk music of India.
Interestingly this style is also found in not only other north-eastern states surrounding Assam but in the folk music of countries like China, Thailand and Myanmar as well.
What separates Assamese music from the rest of India is its tunes structure. Usually, Indian music follow meend based tunes whereas Assamese music has this pyramid structure pattern. Assamese music has several genres including Regional folk music, Ethnic folk music, Bihugeet, Bhakti geet etc. Subcategories include, Kamrupiya Lokageet, Goalpariya Lokageet, Jhumur, Bharigaan, Husori, Nisukoni geet, Gorokhiya Naam etc.
Apart from folk songs, developing film industry in the state is also helping in popularizing film songs as well as other genres of music. Famous musical celebrities in Assamese music world are; Dr Bhupen Hazarika, Luit Konwar Rudra Baruah, Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha, Parboti Prasad, Jayanta Hazarika, Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Samar Hazarika, Zubeen Garg and Khagen Mahanta.
Directory of Assamese Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Assamese songs, new releases, free Assamese mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Assamese 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. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.
assamlive A site on Assamese culture. Offers New Song & Music releases.
asianclassicalmp– Provides ” Asian Classical Music in MP3 Format.” CDS available have been encoded primarily in variable bitrate to get the best sound for the file size.
musicindiaonline– Indian music available in assamese, punjabi, hindi, and many other languages spoken in India. CDS of Abhranil Barua, Bhupen Hazarika & Talat Mahmood and many other famous artists.
eshakti.com/– Music available of the likes of KISHORE KUMAR, LATA MANGESHKAR, A.R.REHMAN and the likes.Regional music available- assamese music , kannada music, pakistani music, etc.
assam.org – Offers Assamese Music CDs reviews & Online Buying.
http://radio.uccs.edu/ – Listen to Assamese Bihu music (streaming from Denver, Colorado, USA)