Dance and Music traditions of India : Margi and Desi or Classical and folk

A variety of dance forms and a great tradition of music is another salient feature of Indian culture.

Indian music has two streams. Margi (Classical) and Desi (Folk). Hindustani music of Northern India and Carnatic Music of Southern India are the two forms of classical music traditions of India. Bhangda (Punjab) Lavani (Maharashtra), Dandia (Gujarat) Bavul (Bengal) etc are the most famous folk music traditions of India. Bharatanatya, Odissi, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Satriya, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam are the important classical dance forms. Kathakali and Kutiyattam come under the category of classical dance-drama forms. Yakshagana is a folk theatre form of Karnataka.