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Kajari is a folk song and dance genre of India. It is a Hindustani classical music genre, performed during the rainy season usually late June to September when lush greenery reappears and agricultural labor begins again.

It is often used to describe the longing of a maiden for her lover as the black monsoon cloud comes hanging in the summer skies, and the style is notably sung during the rainy season.[1]

Kajri derives from the word kajra or kohl, and is sung in the Awadhi and Bhojpuri regions.[2][3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Kajri (archived)". beatofindia.com. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  2. ^ Culture of Uttar Pradesh
  3. ^ Music, Garland Encyclopedia of World (1 February 2013). The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Volume 2. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-09602-0.
  4. ^ The Indo-Asian Culture. Indian Council for Cultural Relations. 1962.