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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 Gamilia Patinada
Song Name: Gamilia Patinada
Artist Name: Arany Zoltán
Country: Greece
Arany Zoltán

Listen to The soldiers are dressed in red
Song Name: The soldiers are dressed in red
Artist Name: Gilles Servat, Rozenn Talec
Country: France
Gilles Servat, Rozenn Talec

Listen to House of the Rising Sun
Song Name: House of the Rising Sun
Artist Name: Josh White
Country: United States of America
Josh White

Listen to Die Königskinder
Song Name: Die Königskinder
Artist Name: Die Feuersteins
Country: Germany
Die Feuersteins

Listen to No Me Toquen Ese Vals
Song Name: No Me Toquen Ese Vals
Artist Name: Julio Jaramillo
Country: Ecuador
Julio Jaramillo

Listen to Nuestro Juramento
Song Name: Nuestro Juramento
Artist Name: Julio Jaramillo
Country: Ecuador
Julio Jaramillo

Listen to The Battle of New Orleans
Song Name: The Battle of New Orleans
Artist Name: Johnny Horton
Country: United States of America
Johnny Horton

Listen to The Drunk Scotsman
Song Name: The Drunk Scotsman
Artist Name: Bryan Bowers
Country: Scotland
Bryan Bowers

Listen to Zemer Atik (Niggun Atik)
Song Name: Zemer Atik (Niggun Atik)
Artist Name: Ronit Ophir
Country: Israel
Ronit Ophir

Listen to Layali
Song Name: Layali
Artist Name: Ahmed Berrein
Country: Egypt
Ahmed Berrein

Listen to Shoft Habibi
Song Name: Shoft Habibi
Artist Name: Mohamed Abdel Mottelib
Country: Egypt
Mohamed Abdel Mottelib

Listen to
Song Name: 'Alou Teheb El 'Amar
Artist Name: Rouh El Fouad
Country: Egypt
Rouh El Fouad

Listen to Meta Ashoufak- Allah
Song Name: Meta Ashoufak- Allah'allah Ya Badwi
Artist Name: Khadra Muhammad Khedr
Country: Egypt
Khadra Muhammad Khedr

Listen to Low Ma Ta
Song Name: Low Ma Ta'atebna
Artist Name: El Tanboura Band
Country: Egypt
El Tanboura Band

Listen to Hoea
Song Name: Hoea
Artist Name: WAI.TAI
Country: New Zealand

Listen to Kuttanadan Punjayile
Song Name: Kuttanadan Punjayile
Artist Name: K. J. Yesudas
Country: India
K. J. Yesudas

Listen to As Below So Above
Song Name: As Below So Above
Artist Name: David Huckfelt
Country: United States of America
David Huckfelt

Listen to Lullaby of Takeda
Song Name: Lullaby of Takeda
Artist Name: The Red Birds
Country: Japan
The Red Birds

Listen to Chanson de Monsieur Henri
Song Name: Chanson de Monsieur Henri
Artist Name: Chœur de la Joyeuse Garde
Country: France
Chœur de la Joyeuse Garde

Listen to Rin del Angelito
Song Name: Rin del Angelito
Artist Name: Violeta Parra
Country: Chile
Violeta Parra

Listen to This Land Is Your Land
Song Name: This Land Is Your Land
Artist Name: Woody Guthrie
Country: United States of America
Woody Guthrie

Listen to La Bruja
Song Name: La Bruja
Artist Name: Tlen Huicani
Country: Mexico
Tlen Huicani

Listen to So Long (It
Song Name: So Long (It's Been Good To Know You)
Artist Name: The Weavers
Country: United States of America
The Weavers

Listen to The Erie Canal
Song Name: The Erie Canal
Artist Name: The Weavers
Country: United States of America
The Weavers

Listen to Molly Malone
Song Name: Molly Malone
Artist Name: The Dubliners
Country: Ireland
The Dubliners

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