Although each culture has its distinct style, folk music has important common features. The content in folk music can range anywhere between educational lessons or tales or about the way of life in different communities; and the vocal and instrumental performances including the kinds of instruments used, differ considerably from those of Indian classical music. Instruments can be specific to the varied types of folk music, and they’re often crude or artisanal in nature, providing a more authentic sound that is native to a particular culture. This week we take a look at a few of the different types of Indian folk music that have been performed and developed over generations.
Our Special Feature ties in with our Feature Story. People have been listening and playing different tunes at home while isolating, not just to keep themselves engaged but also to keep their mind and body calm. In this issue, we bring you the musical stories and the playlists of ten people from around the town.
Gracing our cover this week is the stunning Lavanya Tripathi, who talks to us about her upcoming movies, life in quarantine, and choices in music. The actress who has worked in the Telugu and Tamil movie industries has proved she has both talent and tenacity along with a spirit of adventure. Read our Cover Story to find out what this pretty actress has planned for the future. In People in Focus, we clue you into the work of Harshit Madan, a young businessman who is equally passionate about music and drumming.
Last but not least, in Grand Getaways, we take a look at two of the most beautifully designed wineries around the globe that has world-class food and drink, idyllic settings, and luxury lodgings.
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