Tan Sangeet

The classical Indo-Caribbean style of instrumental and vocal music is called Tan Sangeet. It is based on the 19th century regional musical classicism and religious performance in Varanasi, the Bhojpuri, and Avadhi homelands of North India, from where most indentured immigrants to the Caribbean were recruited. In comparison to other classical traditions, Tan Sangeet was infused with vibrant folk forms, a result of the pervasive strength of the popular traditional culture and intense ritual expressions, a result of the equally popular Hindu revivalist surge. ….. Karna Singh

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