Combination of elements from religion and culture, Gujarati music represents one of the most melodic music in the Indian. Indian is cultural rich country with numerous of artist and different music talents and above all different music’s cultures. So, considering that Gujarati is country in India, most influences of developing music of Gujarati is from Indian music.
Listening Gujarati music you can hear ether elements of classical and folk music. Lots of songs are traditional with elements of religious. Songs are lovely and very melodic, nice for listening and above all for enjoying in it. But, it is not like most Indian music, Gujarati music is more music for dancing and enjoying into it, more than for relaxing. Each of melody has some movement with body or hand or leg or head. So, dancing with Gujarati music is not so simply, especially if you are one of those who doesn’t have seems for rhythms and melody.
You will need to “study” how to dance with this music and what each of move means. Also, for listening and enjoying in Gujarati music you don’t need to know language. It is because if you know how to listen it, you will know and how to dancing it.
Most important names, which has important role in classical music of Gujarati music are: Maulabux, Khan, and Pandit Omkamath. These composers are very important especially if it take in considering that their work is related as traditional Haveli Sangeet.
There are two popular folk forms in the music of Gujarati, Dandiya and Garba. These two forms are very important in the life of the people in Gujarati, but it not only that you can hear their elements in Gujarati country or India, than also in other countries in the Europe. It is because you can find lots of sites which will provide you Gujarati songs and these sites are not site of Gujarati. Actually there are lots of people who enjoy in Gujarati songs even that they do not know language of Gujarati.
Most of Gujarati songs are about tradition, culture and religion. Some of songs are singing about Ganesh, god of the happiness and considering that it represented with the head of elephant, he is also considered as the smartest god in the Indian religion. But, songs of Gujarati are not only about this, god, you can recognize and other elements of Indian religion in Gujarati songs. So, for those who enjoy in the songs of traditions, legends and different religions, Gujarati music is recommendation.