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Indian music ranges over various traditions and regional styles. Classical music encompasses two genres and their various folk offshoots - the northern Hindustani and southern Carnatic schools. Regionalized popular forms include filmy and folk music; the syncretism tradition of the bauls is a well-known form of the latter. Indian dance also features diverse folk and classical forms. Among the better-known folk dances are the bhangra of Punjab, the bihu of Assam, the chhau of Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand, garba and dandiya of Gujarat, ghoomar of Rajasthan, and the lavani of Maharashtra. Eight dance forms, many with narrative forms and mythological elements, have been accorded classical dance status by India's National Academy of Music, Dance, and Drama.