Forms of Pashto Music
One can as well comment that the music of Pashtoons is product of the unique cultural and social life of the Pashtoons. The only impact on the musical heritage can be termed to be the inhospitable terrain of Pashtoon.
It is very rich in content and has a reflective style that is rooted in the history as well as in the ideals of the people. The two distinct features of Pashto music is the Classical and Traditional.
The classical music owes its origin to the historical movements that has had a deep rooted impact on the subcontinent. Baba Sindhi is among the first vocalists who came to Kapoorthala. Pashto music flourished in his school first and then to other localities.
Ustad Ghulam Hussain, better known as Ustad Ghulam Hussain Kabuli in Afghanistan also composed music in Pashto.
Just like all other societies, Pashtoons also have a rich treasure of local folk music. These songs are characterized by dance sequences and are performed in solo and in chorus. Some of the famous names are Tappa, Neemkai, Shan, Badala, Rubayi and Ghazal.