Suniunda is deeply rooted in the lives of the people of Uttarakhand, who have inhabited the region for centuries.

Passed down through generations, this folk music tradition has preserved the essence of the hill culture and the stories of the people who call these mountains their home.

The term “Suniunda” is derived from two words – “Suni,” which means beautiful, and “Unda,” which translates to rhythmic movements.

The name itself encapsulates the essence of this musical art form – a harmonious interplay of melodies and rhythm that paints vivid pictures of life in the mountains.

The Instruments of Suniunda:

The beauty of Suniunda lies not just in its melodies but also in the traditional instruments that accompany the music.

Dhol, a two-headed drum, sets the rhythmic foundation, while the harmonious tones of the Bansuri (flute) add an ethereal touch.

The stringed instruments like the Dotara and Ransingha complement the ensemble, weaving a musical tapestry that captures the essence of the mountains.

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