Konkani music: pure blend of diverse musical themes.
Goa is one of the prominent states of India where the language that is being spoken by people is the Konkani language. But generally people here are bilingual that is they speak more than one language. People here are very fond of music. Konkani music is the music which is divided into four types of the Konkani songs viz:
Fugdi or dhalo: this is a very pure, immaculate and the perfect form of the Konkani music in the form of verses.
Deknnis: this is the perfect blend of the native Konkani music as well as the western music but the specialty lies in the fact that it retains the basic lyrics which let people feel connected with this sort of music.
Dulpod: it is similar to the above form but here the western music is blended with the naïve music along with the use of the Konkani language.
Mando: it is that form of Konkani music which is highly influenced by the western music and the lyrics of the Konkani language but this is one such form which has borrowed so many words from the Portuguese language.
Almost 35 types of Konkani Song have been classified which include deknni, dhalo, banvarh, duvalo, fughri, launimm, zagor song and zoti, mando, ovi, palnnam, fell song, the list is even long. Here the Hindi and Christian songs are also prevalent and add to the Konkani music as one more specific feature. The Christian and Hindu religious songs being a part of the Konkani music add to its specialty.
Banvarh is a type of song showing some sort of bereavement in it. This is generally sung on the day of burial or cremation among the Hindus. Then there is Deknni which originated from Ilhas, Salcete, and Bardez. Dhalo is a song which is sung during the wedding implying that it is a song showing the sense of immense happiness among the people. This is a song of celebration unlike the banvarh which s a mourning song. The Dulpod is a song which is accompanied with the quick rhythm and themes from the day to day life.
Duvallo is a song for the time of pregnancy. Then Fell is again a dance song which is related to the folk dramas wit the theme of the great Indian epics or Indian history. This is performed by the artists who are normally the wanderers who move from one place to the other after the rains starting in June and then ending n August or September. Fughri is again a dance song performed honoring lord Ganesha. Te kunnbi is a fughri style dance song on which peasants performs. Here they depict their life. At the same time they also raise their voice against the exploitation and the discrimination that they face socially, but all this is done in a very delicate manner.
Launim is a song related to the legendary and the religious themes. Mando is a dance song, its theme is love mainly and the minor themes such as historical, criticism against the exploitation, social injustice, and the like. Thus in short the Konkani music is highly diverse yet very rich form of music.