does play an important role in every person's life
- music relaxes the person, it provides a soothing
edge, refreshes the mind, and above all, music,
keeps the personality rhythmic, vibrant and harmonious.
It is interesting to know how the Sindhi folk music
originated. The earliest material which is available
is a single musical instrument and the Dancing deity.
The earliest music of the Indus Valley was having
only three musical notes. Earthern balls are the
oldest musical instruments, which were played by
the mouth and fingers like a flute. Earthern balls
has been in use in Sind though it was called as
The oldest music of Sind was based on three musical
notes. Or contained at the most five notes.Another
musical instrument is Narr. Narr is a type of long
flute, it too has three to five musical notes. Narr
player produces similar notes from his/her throat
and so Narr is considered to have priority of time
over Borrindo and is earlier in origin.
Sindhi music and Spanish music have similarities.
The use of the notes of Bhairvin is the distinctive
similarity. Seguildilla, Soleares and Fundango
have proximity with Sindhi Bhairvin while Companilleros
is pure and simple Lorraoo. Lorraoo is a popular
mode in the Sindhi music system.
The following instruments Kinora (Kinnor) and
Kamanaja, Nay and Diyanai have their counter part
in Sind in the form of Keenro (Damboora), Kamacho,
Narr (Nay) Beenoon (a double flute) and Shirnai.
Samma and Sooma perios is known for the long tales
composed in a descriptive narration in verse.
These tales are sung by the charans - Folk poets
and Bhats. Dodo and Chanesar and a romantic tale
in verse titled Dhol Marni are the works of this
Romantic and folk stories like Dodo Chanesar,
Dhol Marvi, Umar Marvi, Leela Chanesar and Noori
Jam Tamachi belong to Samma and Sooma period.
The classical music must have existed in Sind
along with local music. But Sindhi music was preserved
without obstructing its own traits. This resulted
in the preservation of indigenous musical modes
for centuries. At the same time foreign trends