Assam is a major state of India, situated at the North East corner of the country, and has its Cultural and geographical distinction over the rest of India.. The mighty Brahmaputra dissecting Assam is the life-line of the Socio- Cultural life of the people . Assam has made its mark in the World map being the largest producer of tea after China, being the first place in Asia where Petroleum is discovered and also being a biological hotspot with many rare and endemic plant and animal species...

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People and Culture of Assam

The present day  Population of Assam  is  a multi ethnic  composition. With a present population of more than 3 billion, people with diverse ethnic heritages had and have been merging and mixing with each other form a greater Assamese socio cultural identity...

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About Assamese Folk Music

Assam has been musically affluent since the naissance of the mighty Brahmaputra. However Introduction to Indian Classical music and Religious music of Mahapurux Sankardeva & Madhavdeva has added jewels to the crown of Assamese folk music. Assamese folk music dates back to the beginning of time, evidences of practice of music are found since the 2nd century. Assamese folk is known to be appreciated in China and far east Asia in ancient times�

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About is a humble effort to appreciate the richness of Assamese folk culture through the Internet, particularly the traditional musical instruments used in Assam. Similar to demographics of the region, the traditional musical instruments in the Assamese Culture, has their own uniqueness and specialty over the Folk music of the rest of India. It may be because Assam and its surrounding area has been influenced by almost all major primary civilizations in the Afro-Asian and European region, such as Aryan, Alpine, Mongoloid, Negroid etc. Every civilization has left its mark over the present Assamese Folk Culture, hence a wide variety of Musical Instruments are found in this region.

While, significant work on the Traditional Musical Instruments are carried out and published in Print Media, particularly in Assamese Language, very little information is available in English and over the internet. Moreover, due to drastic change in lifestyle of the people in the region, in last few decades, most of the traditional instruments and for that matter folk music, has lost in place in the social life of Assamese people. Now the situation is such that, it is the job of a few Professional Folk Artists to keep them from disappearing to oblivion, which is not a very prospective business. Read more

Our Aim

  • To present before the world, the treasures of the Traditional Musical Instruments of Assam, their uses, preliminary lessons of playing them and constructional details through internet so that it becomes accessible from any part of the world to anyone interested

  • Creating a bi-lingual ( Assamese and English) database on all traditional musical instruments of Assam, including specific instruments used by different tribes in the region, through an approach of systematic analysis and methodical documentation, with special emphasis on rare instruments

  • Encouraging the Folk Artists and Artisans with greater exposure in the electronic media

  • Providing links to resources to researchers

  • To digitize and document relevant resources in the print media




Instruments of Bihu


Instruments of Satriya Vaisnavite Music


Instruments of Allied & Regional Music


Instruments of Different Tribes of Assam