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Rabindra Sangeet, a popular genre of Bangla music, is known as 'Tagore Songs' in English. Check out Rabindra Sangeet of West Bengal, India.

Rabindra Sangeet

Rabindra Sangeet is one of the most popular genres of Bangla music, which was created by the great poet, the Noble Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. This form of music is highly popular amongst the intellectual elites of West Bengal. Rabindra Sangeet is highly prophetic and intellectual in nature, said to be inspired by Baul form of expression. The wonderful thoughts of philosophy, love and devotion have been woven so beautifully in the Tagore songs that they creates the feeling of something magical, which is deeply soothing to the mind as well as the heart.

Though it is somewhat intellectual in nature, it does not mean that Rabindra Sangeet is meant for educated and elite class only. Rather, the humanly flow of emotions in the music and the words of Tagore songs create a heart to heart relationship with almost everyone who hears them. This is why the music is said to ecstatic. With an oeuvre of nearly two thousand songs, Rabindra Sangeet is certainly the most defining expression of Bengali Music. It also serves as a treasure of the rich cultural lineage and intellectual aura of West Bengal.

Magical in expression, Rabindra Sangeet is said to be the outcome of 500 years of literary and cultural roiling that the Bengali community has experienced. The music is immortal, because it embodies human emotions in its sensitive music and human expressions in its magnificent lyrics. Other than Tagore himself, the other great singers of Rabindra Sangeet include Dinendranath Tagore, Pankaj Mullick ,Santidev Ghosh, Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay ,Kishore Kumar ,Debabrata Biswas, Anima and Suchitra Mitra.