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What is this site about?


In your country, city or your village, there are some musicians who play folk music of their area. Maybe they are famous or maybe they are not! Let's introduce them to the world. We are not looking for folk-pop, folk-jazz or folk-rock. We are looking for pure folk and classical traditional of each region. You can send their songs here and give us information about their music and their works. It can be an old farmer or a dedicated musician. Currently its hard to find information about folk / traditional music of all countries in one place. We want to achieve this goal with your help.

This project is focused on original folk and traditional music of the different countries, nations and ethnic groups of the world. Definition of “folk” and “traditional” music in different cultures changes, and generally it's hard to give a universal definition.

Although folk music usually refers to orally transmitted music or music with unknown composers, but it can include the traditional classical music of countries as well which theoretically differs from folk music, like Indian traditional classical music vs. Indian folk music. But it doesn't include Western (European) Classical music.

These music are accepted here: indigenous music, aboriginal music, ethnic music, regional music, rural music, root music, traditional ritual music, arranged folk music, recreated folk music,...

These music are not accepted in this project: folk-pop, folk-rock, folk-jazz (any kind of folk fusion that employs some folk elements like an instrument, a melody or a rhythm in another genre or style), world music (folk music arranged for Western ears with commercial interests, usually published by Western labels; although some “world music” are original and accepted), fusion of different original folks (like Arabic oud with Indian sitar or Spanish flamenco with West African rhythms), modernized and contemporized versions of folk tunes with new sounds, especially electronic sounds.


Latest Songs


Listen to Omie Wise
Song Name: Omie Wise
Artist Name: Doc Watson
Country: United States of America
Doc Watson

Listen to Chodská Kolečka
Song Name: Chodská Kolečka
Artist Name: Jaromír Horák & Dudácká kapela
Country: Czech Republic
Jaromír Horák & Dudácká kapela

Listen to Zblnkoce Vodicka (The Brook Babbles)
Song Name: Zblnkoce Vodicka (The Brook Babbles)
Artist Name: Libica Jozef
Country: Slovakia
Libica Jozef

Listen to  La Maza
Song Name: La Maza
Artist Name: Mercedes Sosa
Country: Argentina
Mercedes Sosa

Listen to The Lord Is My Shepherd
Song Name: The Lord Is My Shepherd
Artist Name: Joseph Spence
Country: Bahamas
Joseph Spence

Listen to Out On The Rolling Sea
Song Name: Out On The Rolling Sea
Artist Name: Joseph Spence
Country: Bahamas
Joseph Spence

Listen to Know When Thy Shepherd Calling
Song Name: Know When Thy Shepherd Calling
Artist Name: Bahamas Folk And Calypso Ensemble
Country: Bahamas
Bahamas Folk And Calypso Ensemble

Listen to Will Understand It Better By And By
Song Name: Will Understand It Better By And By
Artist Name: Bahamas Folk And Calypso Ensemble
Country: Bahamas
Bahamas Folk And Calypso Ensemble

Listen to My Lima Beans
Song Name: My Lima Beans
Artist Name: George Symonette
Country: Bahamas
George Symonette

Listen to Love, love alone
Song Name: Love, love alone
Artist Name: Blind Blake & the Victoria Royal Hotel Calypsos
Country: Bahamas
Blind Blake & the Victoria Royal Hotel Calypsos

Listen to Jones Oh Jones
Song Name: Jones Oh Jones
Artist Name: Blind Blake Higgs
Country: Bahamas
Blind Blake Higgs

Listen to Murkab Waheed
Song Name: Murkab Waheed
Artist Name: Emmanuel Kembe
Country: South Sudan
Emmanuel Kembe

Listen to Wayfaring Stranger
Song Name: Wayfaring Stranger
Artist Name: Tim Eriksen
Country: United States of America
Tim Eriksen

Listen to Oprah
Song Name: Oprah
Artist Name: Dr Phoebe Abe
Country: South Sudan
Dr Phoebe Abe

Listen to Celebrate
Song Name: Celebrate
Artist Name: Emmanuel Kembe
Country: South Sudan
Emmanuel Kembe

Listen to ياهلي دزوني
Song Name: ياهلي دزوني
Artist Name: Fatima Shadad
Country: Qatar
Fatima Shadad

Listen to الفنانة الشعبية
Song Name: الفنانة الشعبية
Artist Name: Fatima Shadad
Country: Qatar
Fatima Shadad

Listen to Cold Coast Of Iceland/Three Ships
Song Name: Cold Coast Of Iceland/Three Ships
Artist Name: Coope, Boyes & Simpson
Country: Iceland
Coope, Boyes & Simpson

Listen to Fu Man Chu
Song Name: Fu Man Chu
Artist Name: Desmond Dekker
Country: Jamaica
Desmond Dekker

Listen to 007 Shanty Town
Song Name: 007 Shanty Town
Artist Name: Desmond Dekker
Country: Jamaica
Desmond Dekker

Listen to Swing Easy
Song Name: Swing Easy
Artist Name: Soul Vendors
Country: Jamaica
Soul Vendors

Listen to Babylon Gone
Song Name: Babylon Gone
Artist Name: Count Ossie
Country: Jamaica
Count Ossie

Listen to Mary Ann
Song Name: Mary Ann
Artist Name: Ernest Ranglin
Country: Jamaica
Ernest Ranglin

Listen to Gowri Pooja
Song Name: Gowri Pooja
Artist Name: Dropati
Country: Suriname
Dropati

Listen to Bhoel Biesar Mati Djana
Song Name: Bhoel Biesar Mati Djana
Artist Name: Ramdew Chaitoe
Country: Suriname
Ramdew Chaitoe




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