Gujarat, a state in western India shows royal Indian heritage. Gujarati Music is colourful, soulful and at the same time vibrant and speaks volumes about the rich tradition and the history of the people of this region, who are still attached to their roots. Old Gujarati songs hence are still extremely popular amongst the people of Gujarat. And not just Gujaratis but people all across the country adore the music coming from this colorful state.
Folk culture has always been nourishing Gujarati culture and folk music has always been an evidence of preservation in its original form by Charans and the Gadhavis. Various areas of Gujarat have their name attached to some of well known ragas like Gujaqri Todi, Bilaval (from Veraval), etc. The rhythm, the beat, and the atmosphere of Gujarati folk music and songs has a definite impact on the people who listen to it. The tune in this music is limited and simple, but shows rhythmatic movement and poses of body in Taal, Laheka, halak, jalak, etc. A flok drama style known as Guajarati Music Bhavai is performed in villages and temples by trained professionals like the Taragalas, Bhojakas, etc. Hindustani classical music has always been promoted by Gujaratis which clearly shows the affection and desire of Gujaratis towards music.
The widely recognized cultural capital of Gujarat, Baroda has a university of dance, music and drama with tutors and instructors. “Kala Bhavan” a showcase of different monuments to fine art contributed by Sayajirao. Garba and Dandiya are the soul of folk dances and music of Gujarati songs which are widely popular for their enthusiasm
Praful Dave, Herma,Jitendra Joshi, Rekha Trivedi, Alka Yagnik and Farida Mir are well known for their great songs. If you are looking for old Gujarati songs then there are several web site on the internet which allow you to download these old gujarati songs for free. So you can simple run a search for the Gujarati song of your choice and find a web site to download it from.